As North America’s largest single mountain resort, Heavenly’s nine peaks and two valleys split the Nevada-California border and offer the best of both states. It has mountain long runs, wide-open groomed cruisers and pristine powder filled bowls. Most importantly, the legendary deep powder serves up unbeatable skiing and boarding. Heavenly has a massive 4,800 acres of skiing with 79 trails so you’re sure to have lots to ski.
The average annual snowfall is a formidable 360 inches. Just in case that’s not enough, they have one of the largest snowmaking systems on the continent, covering 70% of the mountain.
Besides its outstanding skiing, Heavenly is also known for its breathtaking views of the blue-green waters of Lake Tahoe. You’ll experience the joy of skiing under sunny, crystal clear blue skies surrounded by gorgeous, snow-covered peaks.
If there is enough interest, there will be an optional day trip to ski Kirkwood, which is only 45 minutes away and offers 2,300 skiable acres of vast bowls and pristine snowfields surrounded by volcanic cliffs and granite ledges – one of the most gorgeous mountain valley sanctuaries you will find. Kirkwood is a favorite of many Austin Skiers.
Another option is to ski Northstar, which is less than an hour away and offers 3,000 acres of great skiing. The tree skiing at Northstar is legendary. For a bonus, your Heavenly lift ticket is good at Northstar too!
Hugging the water's shore, the town of South Lake Tahoe offers beauty and excitement- from the quieter side of cozy restaurants and friendly pubs, to the bright lights and busy nightlife of a string of 6 casinos that feature all-night dance clubs and world class entertainment. So much to do, so little time!
You will stay at The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, a 5-minute walk to the convenient Gondola. Play in the large heated pool, soak in the whirlpool, visit the fitness center, or enjoy the many other Lake Tahoe resort amenities. All reservations include a comfortable two-room suite and the complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning.
Transfers: We will travel by bus from Reno to Lake Tahoe with a one-hour grocery stop. On 2/27, we will depart the hotel early morning. Grab lunch on your own at the Reno airport before departing for Austin.
Air Travel (Southwest Airlines) :
WN 3800 20FEB AUS/PHX 10:15AM - 11:50AM
WN 4696 20FEB PHX/RNO 12:35PM - 1:25PM
WN 2981 27FEB RNO/LAS 2:45PM - 4:00PM
WN 3251 27FEB LAS/AUS 6:10PM - 10:40PM
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Trip Chair: Sylvia Blair
Full Price w/o lift tickets: $1,189.00
Ground Only Price: $848.00
(no air and does NOT includes ground transport)
Single Supplement: $635
Lift Tickets*: The local Epic Season Pass is good at Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar. Buses to Kirkwood and Northstar are being arranged for a nominal fee.
ADULTS - (Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar)
3 of 5 days - $346
4 of 6 days - $449
5 of 8 days - $550
6 of 9 days - $649
* Ages: 18-64
SENIORS: (Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar)
3 of 5 days - $286
4 of 6 days - $369
5 of 8 days - $455
6 of 9 days - $535
* Ages: 65+
*If you are interested in purchasing an Epic Pass covering Epic Resorts across the country contact your trip chair.
$300 DEPOSIT REQUIRED PER PERSON. MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO AUSTIN SKIERS AND MAIL IT TO THE TRIP CHAIR. YOUR SPOT IS NOT SECURE UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE: December 6,2020
EPIC Pass incentive programs: Members receive credit of $50 per pass purchase. Click on this link to the tour operators website for more details.
If you wish to pay the balance of your trip via credit card tell your trip chair so that an invoice can be generated via Pay Pal.
(The merchant fee will be approximately 3% and is NON-REFUNDABLE.)
NOTE: Many credit cards provide free trip insurance with payment of a trip. This could save you 6-8% on your trip. Check with your credit card provider regarding the scope of coverage.
DO NOT PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD VIA OUR WEBSITE!