2015-2016 Heavenly Mountain Resort Fast Facts

The Mountain
 
2015-16 Ski Season                                   
November 25, 2015 through April 17, 2016

Winter Hours of Operations (PST)           
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends and holidays
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays
 
Base Elevation
6,540 feet / 1,993 m - California   
7,200 feet / 2,195 m - Nevada
 
Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet / 3,068 m
Vertical Rise:3,500 feet / 1,067 m
 
Snowmaking: 73% of mountain trails
Average Annual Snowfall, Summit: 360 inches / 915 cm
Average Annual Snowfall, Lake-level: 125 inches / 318m
 
Total Acreage: 4,800 acres / 1,942 hectares (California’s largest resort)
Longest Mountain Descent: 5 miles / 8km
Trails: 97

Trail Classification:                                     
Expert/Advanced: 35%   
Intermediate: 45%   
Beginner: 20%   
 
Lifts                                       
Total: 28 (14 lifts in California & 14 lifts in Nevada)
 
1          Gondola (eight-passengers per cabin)
1          Aerial Tram (50 passengers per cabin, 2 cabins)
2          High-speed Six Passenger Lifts
7          High-speed Quads
1         Fixed grip Quad
5          Triple Chairs
3          Double Chairs
3          Surface Lifts
5          Magic Carpets

Total Uphill Capacity/Hour 52,000
 
Heavenly’s Adventure Peak Activities
 
Winter
Sightseeing
Dining
Tubing
Sledding
 
Summer
Hiking
Tubing
Sightseeing
Dining
Spider Climber
Rock Climbing wall
Zip lining
Ropes Courses
Canopy Tour
 
Climate
 
Average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year
  • Average Winter Temperatures:
    • Daytime: 7.2 degrees C
    • Nighttime: < -1 degrees C
  • Average Summer Temperatures:
    • Daytime: 24 degrees C
    • Nighttime: 7.2 degrees C
Population (Permanent, year-round)
South Lake Tahoe & Stateline      34,000
Lake Tahoe Basin                           46,200
 
Tourism Statistics
Restaurants: 165
Bars/Clubs: 108
Shops/Boutiques: 75
Liquor Stores:10
Grocery/Convenient Stores: 20
Hotels/Inns/Bed & Breakfasts: 100
 
Heavenly Bed Base
Units for rent: 9,401 
Number of pillows: 18,207
Number of bedrooms: 4,700
Condo /home units: 1,678             
Condo beds: 6,712 
Hotel beds:11,845           
Meeting Space: 80,000 square feet              
 
Additional Amenities
Medical hospitals: 1                     
Dentists: 52
Medical clinics: 3
Pharmacies:10
Golf courses (public): 2
Parks: 2
Skating rinks (public): 2
Tennis court facilities (public): 2
Museums, art galleries: 5
Library: 2
Fitness facilities (public): 5                     
Ball fields: 3
Soccer fields: 2
Sand volleyball courts: 2
Outdoor amphitheater: 1         
 
National Forest surrounding                 
El Dorado National Forest
Toiyabe / Humboldt National Forest        
 
Open space                                                
600,000 acres / 242,811 hectares
 
Getting to South Lake Tahoe
  • 1 hour drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, with more than 120 daily nonstop flights. Convenient express shuttle service from Reno is available multiple times per day from the South Tahoe Airporter. Also, New Door to Door shuttle service from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Lake Tahoe with Amador Stage Lines (800) 446-2928. 
  • 2 hour drive from Sacramento International Airport.
  • 3.5 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Snow Phone                        775-586-7000, press 1
Toll Free Reservations        1-800-HEAVENLY
Media Web Site                   www.news.heavenly.vailresorts.com
Consumer Web Site            www.skiheavenly.com
Consumer E-mail                 info@vailresorts.com
 


 
04 November 2016

Snowmaking to Begin at Best of Tahoe Resorts

Lake Tahoe experienced a 400 percent increase in average rainfall for the month of October according to the National Weather Service, culminating in “the second wettest October in recorded history.” The weather is setting up Tahoe’s most consistent and reliable snow surfaces for the rest of the season by soaking the bases at all three resorts. The October precipitation and cold temperatures, combined with recent snowfall, have created an incredible opportunity to begin snowmaking at Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.