The Discovery Forest at Heavenly Mountain Resort. (©jcookfisher/Flickr, Creative Commons)
Take a ride up the Heavenly Gondola for incomparable views, or hit the slopes on one of the 97 trails, ranging from wide-open cruises to plunging 1,600-foot steeps. Heavenly Ski Resort in south Lake Tahoe features 28 chairlifts around the mountain, including nine high-speed lifts.
During the warmer months, Heavenly has scenic gondola rides, zip lines, tubing, ropes courses and a mountain run.