Heavenly Ski Resort – If the snow is flying and the mountain is open, you’ll love any and all options here. You can ski stagecoach lift (a mile from the house) or go down to Heavenly village and use the gondola to access the rest of the mountain. Skiing, boarding and tubing are all options.
Diamond Peak – The ski resort at incline village. Heavenly is closer, but perhaps you’d like a little variety! Plus incline village has a number of nice resorts, restaurants and bars and beautiful views of the lake.
Squaw Valley – A bit of a drive, but Squaw offers skiing, hiking and a quaint village full of boutiques and restaurants.
Lift tickets – The best website to buy lift tickets is www.snow.com. We suggest buying a 3day or greater Heavenly Lift Ticket. Adult Tickets (age 19+) for 3 days of 5 days are $198, a $108 savings from window prices. 4 of 7 days are $264, a $144 savings. This will allow you to use your ticket during those 3 days at Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstart resorts. Depending on snow conditions, you may access heavenly by boulder lot (.5 miles away mid to late season) stagecoach lot (1 mile away early to late season) the gondola (4.3 miles away all season) California lot (6.3 miles away early to late season).
Call 1-800heavenly (1-800-432-8365) for up to date snow, lift, terrain, and lot status.
Free parking is available at all lots excluding the gondola garage.
Kirkwood – 44 miles away and takes about 1hour to get there with good road conditions. Currently, Kirkwood has the most open runs and best snow with 86 of 87 runs open. The Kirkwood snow line is 1-209-258-7332
Northstar – is 41 miles away and takes about 1hour 15min to get there with good road conditions.
All three resorts, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar are included in the Epic Ski Pass.
Equipment rental – Ski rental can be found all over the city and near the resorts. The closest place to our home is adjacent to the Fox and Hound restaurant and is called CV Sports. It has good prices but limited selection. Tahoe Powder House has the best selection and offers delivery of your skis to your home or pick up at several locations in town.