Archive for June, 2016

New ride at heavenly.

June 19, 2016

Heavenly opens mountain coaster ride
Submitted by paula on Sat, 06/18/2016 – 8:04pm

Heavenly Mountain Resort opened their summer activities at the top of the hill Saturday, including the anticipated Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster.
For a daily fee, people will take the Gondola up the hill to the upper mountain, and have unlimited access to the mountain. For those eight-year-old and older, and over 45 pounds, the $89 Ultimate Adventure Pass Includes a Gondola Ride, Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster, Summer Tubing, Hot Shot Zip Line, Boulder Cove Ropes Course and Granite Peak Climbing Wall. There is also a $49 pass for kids under eight with age appropriate activities.
Here are a few of their summer offerings:

Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster
Fly through the forest and around boulders while taking in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Experience the thrill of this gravity-propelled mountain coaster as you race down the 3,400′ track, descend 300 vertical feet, and accelerate around two lateral loops.
Summer Tubing
Breeze down a thrilling 500ft-long hill, without snow or water! With our specially designed tubing surface, Heavenly summer tubing will have you smiling ear to ear. Once at the bottom, step on the carpet lift to take you back to the top!
Hot Shot Zip Line
Take in one-of-a-kind views of Mt. Tallac and Pyramid Peak as you, and up to 3 of your friends or family, race down the 4 parallel lines on Heavenly’s 1,000ft-long zip line at top speeds of 40 MPH. This is a great way to build up your courage before testing your nerves on the Blue Streak Zip Line!
To see a whole list of upper mountain summer fun, visit


Tahoe notice

June 3, 2016

@LakeTahoeUSFS: Forest thinning resumes near Fallen Leaf Campground, area closed for public safety. More at