Review of Heavenly

27th January 2016 by Andrew Wise 

It was 10 years since I last went to Lake Tahoe and January 2016 proved to be a bumper time for snow after three or four pretty desolate seasons at Heavenly and the other resorts nearby. South Lake Tahoe continues to be blighted by Interstate 50 and its continuous stream of traffic but the ‘Heavenly Village’ complex is now a lively hub full of bars, restaurants and interesting shops. The skiing was still as excellent as I remembered; many blues (European reds) are left ungroomed to add to the challenge. Lifts are almost all modern chairlifts but my favourite was the old two-seater rattler Galaxy - skiing like it used to be! The plus side is that few people use it and the runs and trees it serves are blissfully quiet as a result. The only lift closed during the trip was the old North Bowl chairlift - a chair had fallen off the cable the previous week! Vail Resorts will need to replace that old boneshaker soon - investment shouldn’t be a problem given the price of the lift pass and on-mountain catering. I bought a season’s pass - which paid for itself after four days - which is all a bit cock-eyed when you think about it. All in all, a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable trip which I’d love to repeat again soon.

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