Ski with a Ranger when you visit Lake Tahoe!

Photo Credit: USDA Forest Service

The US Forest Service Conservation staff is skiing the mountain every Friday to help educate the public about the mission of the Forest Service in managing public land used for skiing. Rangers spend an hour skiing with visitors, while leading an interpretive tour of Heavenly Mountain, to improve understanding of the issues facing our natural resources, and promote the stewardship of our national treasures.  

Photo Credit: USDA Forest Service

Ski Heavenly and join the fun each Friday at 1 pm through March 27th.  You will meet up with your ranger at the Tamarack Lodge located at the top of Heavenly’s Gondola. Be sure to arrive early. Groups are small, only 12 skiers each. You need to have a Heavenly Ski pass for the day, and be an intermediate level skier. Heavenly Ski passes will cost some change but the interpretive tour with a Forest Ranger is FREE! For more information about this amazing opportunity contact Eliza C. Escobar at 530-543-2730 or visit

Photo Credit: USDA Forest Service

If you’re going… You will need to get to the Gondola located in Heavenly Village on US-50 about two blocks before the California/Nevada state line. Before you can take the Gondola up the mountain to Tamarack Lodge you will need to find parking. Heavenly offers free parking at California Lodge, Stagecoach Lodge, and Boulder Lodge. From these parking areas you can take a free shuttle to the Gondola. Enjoy!

Map provided by Vale Resorts.

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