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Heavenly to run gondola Memorial Day weekend

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Dylan Silver / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Heavenly Mountain Resort will start spinning its gondola for the summer season May 25 in anticipation of seven-days-a-week operation in early June.

The ski resort will run the Heavenly Gondola for sightseeing, dining, family activities and hiking during the holiday weekend, according to a statement from the resort. Operating times will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Lake Tahoe is one of the top summer destinations, and Heavenly offers numerous outdoor activities for guests to enjoy, starting this Memorial Day weekend,” said Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager, in the statement. “With the best views in Tahoe and the gorgeous Tamarack Lodge and Bar 9150’, it’s a must-visit spot for fun in Tahoe.”

The Heavenly Gondola takes guests 3,000 feet above Lake Tahoe to the Mid-Station Observation Deck, where they can enjoy views of Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness and the Carson Valley.

At the top of the gondola, guests can scale a 25-foot climbing wall and kids can play on the Spider Zone climbing tower. Tamarack Lodge will be open for dining and drinks, and hiking trails of various difficulty will be accessible.

Gondola sightseeing tickets are $38 for adults, $32 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65+) and $20 for kids. Children four and under ride the Gondola for free.

After Memorial Day weekend Heavenly will open for seven-day-a-week summer operations on June 14.

Heavenly has banned all smoking on the mountain, including the gondola, as a precautionary measure to protect from fire danger during the dry summer months.

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