The views here are indeed heavenly.
From the peak of the lifts and from many trails, the view of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains is spectacular.
The Heavenly ski area is located along the south shore of Lake Tahoe and presents to you a view northward along the length of the lake with the surrounding mountains located snugly along its shore.
It also sits on the California Nevada border and many times you will find yourself crossing the state line.
This ski resort has easy scenic beginner green runs to very extreme and challenging chutes. Heavenly is a large destination resort with something for everyone.
Heavenly Mountain Terrain:
Beginners and Intermediates:
There is an abundance of beginner and intermediate terrain, much of it with a view of Lake Tahoe.
Heavenly has two magic carpet lifts for the tots and ultra beginners.
Note that the view from the Nevada side is of a parched basin.
The advanced double black diamond chutes and slopes are accessible from gated entrances with lots of warning signs in "Mott" and "Killebrew" canyons (left side of trail map).
The entrance to Mott Canyon is well marked.
Lots of freshies in the trees
As with any resort with advanced skiers and a steep incline, moguls will form - lots of them
Looking down "Gunbarrel" to the California Lodge.
Heavenly Terrain Parks:
While Heavenly is not known for its terrain parks, it is supportive of boarders and has your typical park features like rails, table tops and jumps.
There are five terrain parks to support different skill levels:
High Roller Park: more advanced. Accessible from Canyon Express lift.
Expert level with large jumps
Ante Up: under the Tamarack Express lift (photos shown below).
Players Park: off of Canyon Express lift
Groove Park: top of Groove chair lift
Progression Park: on "Easy Street" run
"Ante Up" terrain park
Village & Shopping:
South Lake Tahoe offers the best shopping in the area.