Heavenly to unveil new summer activities
July 8, 2014
Heavenly Mountain Resort will debut several new summertime attractions at the top of the resort's gondola today.
New experiences include the Black Bear Challenge Course, the Discovery Forest Canopy Course and the 3,300 foot-long Blue Streak zip line, according to an announcement from the resort.
The attractions will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 1.
From Sept. 5-28 the activities will be available 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
"Our new activities appeal to the spectrum of summer visitors: Families with young children will love the Black Bear Ropes Course, with routes for all ability levels," said Pete Sonntag, vice president and COO of Heavenly, in the announcement. "The Blue Streak zip line is great for the adrenaline junkie looking to take in Heavenly's breath-taking views while flying along at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. While there is a wide variety of fun to be had at the top of the Heavenly Gondola this summer, all of our guests will enjoy the unique experience of getting away and above it all in one of the most beautiful alpine environments in the world."
A summer tubing hill is also expected to open in late June, and the Boulder Cove Challenge Course is scheduled to open on June 27.
Hiking, sightseeing and a climbing wall are also offered at the top of the Heavenly Gondola.
The activities require gondola access.
Gondola sightseeing tickets are $39 for adults, $21 for children (5-12), $33 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65+). Children 4 years and younger are free.
Prices for activities at the top of the gondola are $50 for the Blue Streak zip line, $60 for the Discovery Forest Canopy Course, $50 for the Black Bear and Boulder Cove challenge courses and $10 for each 10 minutes on the climbing wall, according to the announcement. Once open, summer tubing will cost $10 for three rides.
Construction will resume on a four-line zip line center adjacent to Big Easy chairlift, with an estimated debut in late summer. The second phase of Heavenly's expanded summer activities has been submitted and is currently under review by the U.S. Forest Service and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.