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Address: Ski Run Blvd., Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 775-586-7000
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side...

Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Riders can hop off at an observation deck, located half way up, for even more spectacular sights.

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The Gondola is well maintained and does exactly what it's supposed to do: Take you up the mountain :) It also stops about half way up to provide an amazing scenic view, before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gondola is well maintained and does exactly what it's supposed to do: Take you up the mountain :) It also stops about half way up to provide an amazing scenic view, before going to the top.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The price had put me off of this experience previously, but I am so glad I did it this time. The views were breathtaking. Highly recommend.

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a spectacular trip that takes a total of about an hour if you don't stay at the top and watch the skiing! Beautiful views the entire way. The first stop is a must. Views of the lake were off of the chart. The top is fabulous! Come at 3:30 and enjoy 1/2 price drinks!! Watch the skiers go... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got on a gondola, got off the first stop, took pictures of the first wow view, and got back on the same gondola. It took us up and then down. We thought we were brought back to the ground but we were brought to their activity area somewhere up there. Most people spent time there but we were too... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always a straightforward approach Good line control and a smooth ride up the mountain The mid point station is a great photo op for no skiers Non skiers can also visit the top of the mountain via the gondola

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're not a skier, I recommend taking this gondola to see beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley, and Desolation Wilderness. Reaching the top you are at 9,100 feet. It's awesome! Once on top there is quite a bit to do. Lot's activities for kids and adults with a great place to sit, relax and enjoy a bit... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Heavenly gondola is a good way to reach the ski area and included in the price of your ski pass. However, it beats me why non-skiers are prepared to pay just short of $60 to ride the gondola for 15 minutes (after queueing for an hour or so) to see the view of the lake. Don't get me wrong,... More 

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La Verne, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a fan of the Heavenly Gondola. Let's start with the price, it's outrageous. If it isn't closed because: not enough snow, too much snow, too windy, maintenance or power outage, you'll pay $58 per person to wait an hour or more to get up to the basic lifts. If you come to Heavenly to ski, don't take... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gondola is an amazing and efficient way to go to the top of the mountain at heavenly in Lake Tahoe. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to arrive from The Village to the ski zone using the Gondola and we really enjoyed the views of the mountains and the lake. Just a little bit scary when it stops... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Adults; As a beginner/moderate skier, this was an awesome way to start my day of skiing. Scenic views....beautiful lodge right where Gondola lets you off. And you can jump on green/blue routes and make your way down the mountain. if you are not an advanced skier and can't ski back to the gondola at end of day, you can... More 

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