Sitting comfortably on the stateline between California and Nevada, Heavenly Ski Resort offers skiers and boarders a unique opportunity to ski two US states in one day, on top of experiencing the lively, flashy casino atmosphere that Nevada is famous for. South Lake Tahoe city is located at the bottom of the mountain on the shores of the glorious Lake Tahoe (the highest lake in the USA).
The ski area, which is one of the largest in the USA, offers 4,800 acres of terrain, all at well over 2000m above sea level, accessed by 28 lifts (mainly chairlifts), unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe in one direction, and Nevada’s ‘desert’ on the other. California offers steeper slopes lower down the mountain while Nevada’s are perfect for intermediates with excellent tree skiing in the area where the forest isn’t too dense. The other resorts around the lake are linked by bus, some of them free of charge with a valid lift pass.
Crystal’s purchasing manager Michael Brabin commented
“Heavenly is an intermediate and advanced skier’s playground, with tree cut runs, bowls and bumps for all abilities – including some freeride terrain. Its views are spectacular, where else can you start a run looking over a beautiful Californian lake and end with the Nevada Desert as your backdrop? And thanks to the Nevada Casino’s you have great après and 24hr bars. What’s not to like?”
Accommodation at the following properties:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 3*
Known for its eclectic, and impressive, collection of musical memorabilia, from the likes of Johnny Cash, The Monkees and the Sex Pistols, this hotel is definitely one for the music lovers. As well as a casino with slot machines and table games, it also features the largest outdoor pool in the area. Other delights include the Park Prime Steakhouse, often home to live music and the Fire Break Kitchen & Bar. The resort is about six-minute’ walk from the Heavenly Gondola.
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel 3*
Typical-American Resort Hotel. The Disneyesque exterior of the property is framed perfectly by white mountains and snowy fir trees, making it one of the most picturesque properties on Southern Lake Tahoe. Conveniently located with just a two-minute’ walk to the main gondola and shopping area in Heavenly Village. The suites are family friendly with spacious rooms. There is an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and a fitness centre as well as the Echo Restaurant.
MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa 3*
The 438 luxurious hotel rooms are colourful, with contemporary décor (and very jazzy carpets), and many even come with spectacular lake or mountain views. Under a 10-minute walk from the Heavenly Gondola. There’re restaurants and shops to nightclubs, wellness facilities (Onsen Salon & Spa and Ashiatsu Massage treatments). Worth mentioning is the Ciera Steak & Chophouse, Tahoe’s only 4-diamond restaurant, prepares a selection of steaks, chops and seafood, alongside a 300-long wine menu.
For a week’s stay at the 3* Hard Hotel & Casino from £1254 per person (two sharing) including United Airlines flights from London Heathrow via San Francisco to Reno departing 10 January 2018 and transfers.
For further information visit www.crystalski.co.uk