Skiing

Heavenly Mountain Resort Corner of Wildwood and Saddle
South Lake TahoeCA96150
Phone: (775) 586-7000
Heavenly features Lake Tahoe's highest elevation of 10,067, longest vertical drop and the largest snowmaking system on the West Coast.  Featuring approximately 4,800 skiable acres of two States, nine gondolas/high speed lifts with a total of 30 lifts.  There are 36 ski trails, 4.0 km of cross-country trails with the longest run being 5.5 miles. 20% is beginner, 45% intermediate and 35% expert/advanced. Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range will always be around every turn for skiers and snowboarders alike. $200 million have been invested into the destination including a new pedestrian village surrounding the Heavenly Gondola. The new Heavenly Village offers skiers and riders 40 new shopping options, 14 new restaurants, 9 art galleries and 4 new non-ski activities, including laser tag, ice-skating (seasonal), and an eight-plex movie theatre.
Hope Valley Outdoors Picketts Junction, SR-88 & SR-89
Hope ValleyCA96150
Phone: (530) 721-2015
Cross-country and snowshoe center. Top quality cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals, all levels of instruction, guided tours, 60 miles of trails, endless opportunities to explore the Humboldt/Toiybe National Forest.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
KirkwoodCA95646
Phone: 209-258-6000
Located at a base elevation of 7800 feet, Kirkwood receives an average of 42+ feet of snow every winter – more than any other South Shore resort. Unparalleled expert terrain, a top rated beginner area, no crowds and just a 30-minute drive from Carson Valley via Highway 88, Kirkwood is the ultimate winter adventure destination.
Picketts Junction Intersection of SR-88 and SR-89
Hope ValleyCA96120
Phone:
Only a 15-minute drive west of Gardnerville on SR-88 is Hope Valley.  You can pick up a picnic lunch at Woodfords Station and head out to Picketts Junction (intersection of SR-88 and SR-89).  You will find a small parking lot on the south side of the intersection.  This lot is the start of the dirt road to Burnside Lake.  During winter you can park here and take a short hike to a wonderful sledding and tubing hill.  The road is also a great snowshoe and cross-country ski area.  There is a seasonal Yurt with snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals available.


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