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Heavenly opens for season on Friday

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Behind the strength of the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system, Heavenly Mountain Resort announced that it will open for skiing and snowboarding on Friday, weather permitting. ¬†

Annually the official kickoff of the Lake Tahoe snowsports season, Heavenly will open at 9 a.m. with more than 20 acres of available terrain (as a reference point, Candlestick Park in San Francisco covers about 15 acres) accessed by the Heavenly Gondola and Tamarack Express Chairlift.

For the season, Heavenly’s snowmaking system has operated for over 180 hours. The resort will open with California Trail available for skiing and snowboarding. The resort plans to follow with more terrain as weather conditions permit.

Heavenly asks that skiers and riders observe all posted signs and warnings, especially during the early season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.

 Heavenly will operate for skiing and snowboarding, weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.