With the 2021-2022 ski season concluded April 24, Heavenly Mountain Resort is turning its focus toward summer operations.
The summer operations include preparing for a larger operational footprint starting in June, where the iconic Gondola is a focal point.
High above the blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is spectacularly positioned with breathtaking views. Guests from around the world visit South Lake Tahoe and Heavenly every summer to take in the gorgeous scenery.
GONDOLA CLOSED THROUGH MAY 5: Part of the preparation work includes completion of annual maintenance on the Gondola.
This year, the maintenance work requires access to several Gondola towers located within the Van Sickle Bi-State Park. This will necessitate the closure of a portion of the park in the interest of safety (including road access), beginning May 2, with an anticipated end date of May 5.
Once Heavenly completes its Gondola maintenance work, the California Tahoe Conservancy and Nevada State Parks plan to reopen the gates to Van Sickle Bi-State Park for the season. All roads, parking lots, and restrooms will fully re-open at this time.
VAN SICKLE PARK INFO: The 725-acre Van Sickle Bi-State Park is located a short walk from the south shore’s greatest concentration of visitor activities and accommodations in the Stateline area.
Jointly managed by the Conservancy and Nevada State Parks, Van Sickle is one the most accessible parks in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The park’s trails afford panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks. Park hours are sunrise to sunset. Entrance is free.
Van Sickle Bi-State Park is a public recreation area straddling the border of California and Nevada that overlooks Lake Tahoe and preserves the memory of Henry Van Sickle, a key member in the founding of Genoa and the surrounding area.
A short walk from the Stateline, NV casinos, Van Sickle Park is one the most accessible parks in the Tahoe Basin.
Although the gate, roads and facilities are closed at times during the year, the park grounds remain open to year-round pedestrian access.
When accessing the park in the winter, guests must park legally, without blocking gates. Trash collection is also suspended until spring. The Conservancy reminds visitors to pack out all trash.
A short climb from the trailhead quickly transports park visitors to the serenity of the forest. The park’s easy to moderate trails are studded with rock outcroppings that present grand views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding peaks.