In Heavenly, even absolute beginners get to experience the unbelievable views from incredible heights, as the beginners' area is located at the top of the gondola. Once you feel confident enough to venture out by yourself, the California side of the mountain is perfect, with its multitude of gentle green runs. There's also a kids' adventure zone, called Black Bear Hollow, and a beginner progression snow park that's designed to let those freeriding youngsters hone in their skills.
Intermediates really do have free reign at Heavenly, with the majority of runs, on both sides of the mountain, suited to their level. The Californian side offers more of a slow progression from the easy cruising of the long Ridge Run, that starts from the top of the mountain, to more challenging blue runs near the Sky Deck. The more confident intermediates should head over to Nevada as they're find more of a variety of terrain, and lots of wide, long cruises down to the other bases.
Expert skiers and riders can explore the array of back-country terrain and parks across both states. For moguls, head to the Face and Gunbarrel black runs underneath the California base lifts, or climb higher up the mountain for lots of single-diamond runs. Cross the border for excellent gladed areas, to the left of the North Bowl chairlift. The narrow and steep runs in the densely-wooded Mott and Killebrew Canyons are a lot of fun, too.
The Milky Way Bowl is the only wide open bowl in Heavenly, and is located right at the top of the ski area. Other than that, the off-piste is well-hidden. So, if you want to make the most of the untouched powder, we recommend hiring a guide. Advanced skiers who love steep slopes and tree turns should check out the North Bowl.
Snowboarders will relish the two snowparks - Groove and High Roller - with their range of boxes, rails, wedges and jumps. The High Roller is more versatile with its four lines for different abilities. The rest of the mountain is great too, with its varied terrain and powdered tree lines, making it a perfect playground for advanced freeriders and intermediates. However, watch out for the long, flat tracks that link between the different sectors.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
North American lift passes go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. Buy your lift passes when you book to get the lowest price.
| ||Adults ||Child (5-12) |
|Tahoe Local Lift Pass ||£434 ||£220 |
|Tahoe Value Lift Pass ||£370* ||£192 |
|Epic 7-day Lift Pass ||£505 ||£270 |
|Epic Local Lift Pass ||£505 ||£270 |
|Epic Lift Pass ||£675 ||£355 |
*Adult prices for the Tahoe Value Pass are valid for those aged 19-64 years. Reduced prices available for youths aged 13-18 years and seniors over 65 years of age.Tahoe Local Pass
- unlimited access to Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood with holiday restrictions. Also includes a total of 5 days (total, not in each resort) at Park City, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin with holiday restrictions. Blackout dates apply: 23/11/18-24/11/18, 26/12/18-31/12/18, 19/01/19, 16/02/19-17/02/19.Tahoe Value Pass -
ski or ride seven days a week at Heavenly and six days a week (Sun-Fri) at Northstar and Kirkwood for the whole season. Blackout dates apply: 23/11/18-24/11/18, 26/12/18-31/12/18, 19/01/19, 16/02/19-17/02/19.
Below are details for all W18/19 Epic passes available. These are valid at multiple resorts, including Whistler, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City and Heavenly:Epic 7-day
- 7 unrestricted days (total, not in each resort) at Whistler, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Arapahoe Basin, Telluride and the resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Plus 7 additional days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot. No blackout dates.Epic Local Pass
- unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Stowe. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. Blackout dates apply to the 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb & unlimited days at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar Kirkwood and Stowe: 23/11/18-24/11/18, 26/12/18-31/12/18, 19/01/19, 16/02/19-17/02/19.Epic Pass
- unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Whistler, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Wilmot, Arapahoe Basin and 2019 Perisher access. Plus 5 additional days at Hakuba Valley Japan and 7 additional days at Telluride and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, with no blackout dates.Please note:
Epic passes are non-refundable, so no changes can be made after purchase. If this pass needs to be cancelled, no refund can be issued. Lift passes must also be paid for in full at the time of booking. Name changes are not possible on Tahoe lift passes.
|6 Days ||Adult ||Child (5-12) |
|Standard skis and boots ||£158 ||£115 |
|Intermediate skis and boots ||£192 ||- |
|Advanced skis and boots ||£217 ||- |
|Snowboard and boots ||£158 ||£115 |
Lift pass, equipment hire and ski school prices are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date prices when booking.