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Heavenly opens top-to-bottom skiing in Nevada

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Behind the power of the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system, Heavenly Mountain Resort opened Stagecoach Express on Wednesday, giving skiers and snowboarders top-to-bottom skiing and riding on the resort’s Nevada side.

“It snows every night at Heavenly,” said Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager.

The addition of Stagecoach Express means Heavenly will be able to offer nearly 2,400 vertical feet of skiing and snowboarding on more than eight miles of runs. Overall, Heavenly has nine lifts and 15 trails open, with advanced, intermediate and beginner terrain available. Snow depths on the open trails range from 18-24 inches and snow coverage is wall-to-wall.

The Ski and Ride School of Heavenly is offering the full lineup of lessons, with multiple surface lifts and the Big Easy chairlift to serve beginners.

Heavenly also features a terrain park, with 26 features spread across two lines, featuring 30- to 40-foot jumps for the hard core riders, as well as a progression line for those just looking to achieve lift off.

Stagecoach Lodge will open with food and beverage, as well as rental and retail services.

With cold temperatures in the forecast, Heavenly plans to open the California side of the resort by Friday, conditions permitting.

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