When you look at the long list of family-friendly things to do on a Heavenly family ski vacation, you start to understand the resort’s namesake. From the incredible skiing, breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, plethora of dining options and family entertainment to be had at South Lake Tahoe’s hotel-casinos, the whole gang will love everything about a Heavenly family ski vacation. Both kids and parents will find their own sliver of heaven, no pun intended.
Heavenly family skiing is among some of North America’s best, and the lodging options match that, providing family-friendly amenities, like pools, spacious units and full kitchens. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s picks for the top Heavenly family lodging. To learn more about these properties, call, or chat with one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.
• Located in the heart of South Shore of Lake Tahoe, Marriott Grand Residence Club is directly adjacent to the Heavenly gondola, providing convenient access to the mountain. It’s also an easy walk to the Lake Tahoe beaches—if weather permits. The Marriott Grand Residence Club offers a variety of accommodations ranging from studios to multi-room suites, ensuring that families have all the space they need. Kids will love splashing around in the Marriot Grand Residence Club’s outdoor pool, while parents catch some deserved R&R in the outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room or full-service spa.
• A perfect location for your next Tahoe family ski vacation, the Ridge Tahoe is an 11-acre, condominium - hotel resort on the Nevada side. The Ridge Tahoe, which offers more than 300 units, provides families with opportune ski in, ski out access to Stagecoach Lodge. This unique resort offers an endless list of family-friendly, complimentary services and amenities including a children's playground, a video arcade, a movie theater and a private shuttle service.
Families can explore Heavenly’s sprawling 4,800 acres, which spans over two states: Nevada and California. Beginner families want to start at the California Lodge base area; there they have their own zone off of the First Ride chair to learn to ski. Once they’ve nailed the basics they can start working their way up the mountain via Gunbarrel Express chairlift. From there they can further perfect their skills on the Patsy lift. There are more green runs off of Powderbowl Express that are ideal for more experienced beginners. Intermediate families have their run of Heavenly, with blue runs sprawled all over the resort. The most iconic blue runs can be found along the resort’s boundary line. Ridge Run off the Sky Express not only yields the best views of Lake Tahoe, but also some seriously fun sustained cruisin’. Similarly Skyline Trail from the top of the Sky Express heading skier’s left off the chairlift offers a meandering groomed experience sure to please the whole family. For the longest run on the mountain, families can keep skiing right from Skyline Trail into Big Dipper and Perimeter. Kids and parents alike will love boasting that they skied over 2,500 vertical feet on their Heavenly family ski vacation.
For expert families, there are some great single black diamond runs that are certainly challenging, but by no means extreme. Skyway Glades and Dipper Trees are sure to challenge and delight the entire family. Kids and the young at heart will truly enjoy exploring Heavenly’s exceptional tree trails.
To learn more about Heavenly family ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.