Heavenly to Open Memorial Day Weekend for Hiking and Summer Activities

22 May 2012

Sightseeing, Family Adventure to Be Available

South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – May 22, 2012 – Heavenly Mountain Resort will operate the Heavenly Gondola for sightseeing, dining and limited hiking during Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
A ride on the Heavenly Gondola transports sightseers to the Mid-Station Observation Deck, a 14,000 square-foot platform nestled among massive granite boulders nearly 3,000 feet above the Lake. Offering unparalleled views of the Desolation Wilderness, Carson Valley and, of course, the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe, the Observation Deck also features Café Blue, an outdoor dining area serving coffee, beer, cold beverages, hot chocolate and snacks.
Guests can continue up the Gondola to Adventure Peak, which will feature the 25-foot rock climbing wall, with an auto belay system, and the Spider Zone, an interactive climbing structure that allows children to explore, crawl, climb and slide in a protected environment. Limited hiking trails will also be available, and Tamarack Lodge will be open for dining.
Gondola sightseeing tickets are $34 for adults, $26 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65+) and $20 for kids. Children four and under ride the Gondola for free.
Also available is the Lift and Lunch program, which includes a round-trip Gondola ride and a $15 food voucher. The Lift and Lunch is $42 for adults, $34 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65+) and $28 for kids.
Heavenly will resume seven-day-a-week summer operations on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. until Labor Day weekend, after which, the resort will operate from Friday-Sundays through September 30.
2012-13 Season Pass Holder Summer Benefits
For $49, skiers and riders can lock in the current price for a 2012-13 Vail Resorts season pass and receive immediate access to the Heavenly Gondola for summer usage, starting Memorial Day Weekend. The remainder of the pass price will be due in mid-September 2012. To purchase a 2012-13 season pass, visit www.epicpass.com.
About Heavenly
Heavenly Mountain Resort is a world-class destination offering guests a one-of-a-kind combination of scenic beauty, exhilarating on-snow experience and nightlife unmatched in the ski industry. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. One of the largest resorts in North America, Heavenly spans 4800 acres, climbs to Lake Tahoe’s highest elevation at 10,067 feet and features 97 trails for every level of skier or snowboarder. The famous moguls of Gunbarrel were the site of the U.S. Freestyle Championships in 2004. For more information on Heavenly Mountain Resort, please visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY.


Sally Gunter

Senior Communications Manager
Email: sgunter@vailresorts.com
Phone: 9707543001
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