One Day in Heaven(ly).

I was sitting at my desk one day when I got a call from a colleague of mine wanting to know if I wanted to go to Lake Tahoe to go skiing.  Since I have never been there I jumped at the chance to go skiing there.  I flew into Reno and hopped on the South Lake Tahoe Express at the airport.  About an hour and a half later, I had arrived on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.  We were staying at Lakeside Village, a fantastic condo complex right on the shore of Lake Tahoe, and a quick shuttle ride from where we were skiing in the morning, Heavenly.

View of Lake Tahoe from the top of Heavenly

The next morning we grabbed the complementary breakfast at Lakeside Village, caught the shuttle and headed to the gondola at Heavenly Village.  The gondola starts right in South Lake and takes you to Tamarack Lodge where you can choose which state to ski in!  Heavenly sits right on the border of California and Nevada, so you can ski two states in one day.  We opted to start in California, took the Tamarack Express lift up, and headed down the California Trail to the Sky Express.  We lapped the chair a few times hitting some great groomers over there (Ridge Run and High Five to name a few).  We also took the time to take in the sights.  From this side you have some great views of Lake Tahoe on a clear day, and we got a blue bird day.  We made our way down Skyline Trail over to the Dipper and Comet Express and skied the groomers and trees on this side until lunch.  After a quick bite, we headed to the Nevada side and skied the long runs over to the Stagecoach Express.  After a bit, we skied back to the gondola and made our way back to the condo to get ready to head out for the night.

View of Nevada from the top of Heavenly

After cleaning up, we grabbed the shuttle and headed over to the Nevada side of town to grab a bite to eat and try our luck at the tables.  One of the few places that you can ski in the morning and tempt Lady Luck at night!  All in all what a great day.

Shot of our group taken by the Epic Mix photographer


Jim Burke (4 Posts)

I moved to Colorado in 1993 from Ohio to attend Colorado State University, and I never left. Growing up skiing since I was 4 years old there was never any other place for me. I have lived in Crested Butte since 2007 and I love to ski, mountain bike, and just relax in the beautiful mountain environment. For the last 5 years I have specialized in planning vacations that leave lasting memories. Let me walk you through your trip so you have the confidence that your winter or summer escape will be perfect.

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