Epic Discovery Activities – Heavenly Mountain Resort
Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster
The new mountain coaster is a major addition to Heavenly’s new Epic Discovery summer program. With top speeds at 55 miles per hour, fly through the forest and through boulders while taking in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The alpine coaster allows guests, on individual sleds, to descend on a raised track through the forest and natural rock formations, utilizing gravity for the descent while still giving riders full control of their speed. Experience the thrill on this gravity propelled alpine coaster as you race on this 3,400’ track featuring a 300’ vertical drop and two lateral loops.
Granite Peak Climbing Wall
The Climbing Wall is an exhilarating man-made rock wall inspired by the legendary rock climbing available in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The permanent rock climbing wall is 25-feet-tall with 15 defined climbing routes varying in difficulty and utilizes TruBlue auto-belays on each route. A unique feature of the wall is the quick-jump, 35-foot rapid descent that emulates free-falling, accessed by an adventurous climb up the Goat Trail.
Blue Streak Zip Line
Enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe as you glide through the sky on Heavenly’s 3,300-foot-long zip line. With top speeds at 50 miles per hour, this is a great way to get your adrenaline fix all while soaking up the beautiful California sunshine and refreshing mountain air.
Hot Shot Zip Line
Take in one of-a-kind views of Mt. Tallac and Pyramid Peak as you and up to 3 of your friends or family race down the 4 parallel lines on Heavenly’s 1,000-foot-long zip line at top speeds of 40 MPH. This is a great way to build up your courage before testing your nerves on the Blue Streak Zip Line.
Red Tail Zip Line
The children’s zip line is 15 feet off the ground and 100 feet long, providing a great introduction into zip lining for children.
Skyway Canopy Tour
Experience the ultimate alpine adventure with the guided Canopy Tour. Immerse yourself in the forest habitat with an array of ziplines and aerial bridges. Learn about the mountain ecosystem while working your way through each course’s challenges.
Discovery Forest Ropes Course
Located in the wooded area behind the Bear Cave, the Discovery Forest Ropes Course is a tree-top ropes course adventure that is fully integrated into the natural environment. This course brings the beauty of the National Forest up close and personal as you move around and through natural and man-made obstacles in the trees.
Boulder Cove Ropes Course
The Boulder Cove Ropes Course, located at the bottom of the Gondola stairs, is designed for the adventurer wanting to pursue a greater challenge. Featuring two levels, this course allows participants of all skill levels to progress to the higher, more difficult level if they choose.
Black Bear Ropes Course
The Black Bear Ropes Course features challenges that are not as long as the other two ropes courses, making it ideal for families with younger children, smaller participants, or first-timers. With a variety of routes to choose from, this ropes course will inspire the most daring guest and create an appetite for adventure. The course ends with a 30-foot controlled descent.
Bear Cub Ropes Course
The children’s ropes course is a sized-down version of Heavenly’s larger ropes courses, Boulder Cove and Black Bear, and features similar obstacles including ropes and logs that are suspended five to eight feet off the ground.
Summit Expedition 4×4 Mountain Tour
Explore Heavenly in this open-air vehicle while on a guided tour around the mountain. This unique tour allows you to see both Lake Tahoe and panoramic views of: Job, Job’s Sister and Freel Peak. You will learn about Tahoe’s ecosystem and geology from your personal tour guide.
Heavenly’ s project integrates a robust interpretive learning component with curriculum created in collaboration with the Forest Service, the League to Save Lake Tahoe and The Nature Conservancy.
Scenic Gondola Ride
A 2.4 mile ride up in the Heavenly Mountain Gondola will leave you breathless as you take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. On your way up, stop at the Observation Deck for photos, a latte at Cafe Blue or a unique Heavenly souvenir at The Gondola Sports shop. Once you get to the top, head up the Tamarack Express chairlift with your Scenic Gondola ticket for some of the best views of Lake Tahoe and access to a series of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to expert.