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Heavenly Gondola

Glide across the sky and appreciate breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe on this scenic gondola ride to a summit where exciting adventure activities await.

The Heavenly Gondola provides some of Lake Tahoe’s most staggering vistas. Hop in the gondola cabin and rise slowly for 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers) up the mountainside as you watch over brilliant blue lake waters and dense green forests. In winter, pristine white snow blankets the landscape. Enjoy views from the Observation Deck, have drinks or a meal in the café and discover hiking trails, zip lines and varied family adventure activities.

The state-of-the-art Heavenly Gondola carries eight passengers in its cabin. Start your journey into the sky at the lower station at 6,360 feet (1,940 meters) of elevation. The gondola climbs up the mountain peak to a midpoint of over 9,100 feet (2,770 meters). Disembark here and walk around the 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-meter) Observation Deck, where you can appreciate sweeping views of Lake Tahoe. Look west to identify California’s Mount Tallac, Pyramid Peak and Desolation Wilderness. See Nevada’s Carson Valley to the east.

Relax at this level with a sunny picnic, a drink in Café Blue, shopping at the sports shop, plenty of photo opportunities or a spectacular sunset. Set off from here for a peaceful hike in the glorious surrounding nature. Several lake-view trails of varying difficulty start from this spot.

For a bit of adventure and exhilarating fun, continue on the gondola to Adventure Peak. Try the climbing walls, ropes courses, tubing hill or coaster ride. Enjoy a thrilling race down one of the zip-line courses at 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour. For a more serene ride, jump on the Tamarack Express chairlift to access yet more hiking or skiing trails and even better aerial views.

In winter, the Heavenly Gondola is an integral conveyance for skiers, leading to Heavenly’s vast network of lifts and runs. The ride begins in Heavenly Village near the California-Nevada state border, just east of South Lake Tahoe. There are fees to ride the gondola and participate in the peak’s adventure activities. Discounts are available for teens, seniors and children. Check the Heavenly website to find out which activities and services are available at the base, midpoint and peak during your visit.


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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe £79
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is steps away from Casino at MontBleu Lake Tahoe and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe are also within 5 minutes.

    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel £136
    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

    4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the mountains, this resort is steps away from Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe are also within 5 minutes.

      MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa £90
      MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

      MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

      55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Stateline hotel is located in the mountains, steps away from Casino at MontBleu Lake Tahoe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village are also within 10 minutes.

        Hotel Becket Lake Tahoe, Trademark Collection by Wyndham £72
        Hotel Becket Lake Tahoe, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

        Hotel Becket Lake Tahoe, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

        4003 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe are also within 10 minutes.

          Harveys Resort & Casino £73
          Harveys Resort & Casino

          Harveys Resort & Casino

          Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in a national park, this spa resort is steps away from Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village are also within 5 minutes.

            Basecamp South Lake Tahoe £89
            Basecamp South Lake Tahoe

            Basecamp South Lake Tahoe

            4143 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Lakeside Park, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola, and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe and Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe are also within 10 minutes.

              3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club £46
              3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club

              3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club

              931 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                With direct access to the beach, this South Lake Tahoe hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Lakeside Beach and Casino at Harveys Lake Tahoe are also within 10 minutes.

                Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino £94
                Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino

                Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino

                15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in a national park, this spa resort is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Heavenly Ski Resort and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Campground by the Lake. Zephyr Cove Beach and Taylor Creek Visitor Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).