Van Sickle Bi-State Park to open in early May after gondola work

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – With the 2021-2022 ski and ride season at an end, Heavenly Mountain Resort is turning its focus toward summer operations. That includes preparing for a larger operational footprint starting in June, of which its iconic gondola is a focal point.

High above the blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is positioned with breathtaking views – and guests from around the world visit Heavenly, and South Lake Tahoe, every summer to take it all in.

Part of the preparation work includes completion of annual maintenance on the Gondola, and this year, it requires access to several Gondola towers located within the Van Sickle Bi-State Park. This will necessitate the closure of a portion of the park in the interest of safety (including road access), beginning May 2, with an anticipated end date of May 5.

Once Heavenly completes its gondola maintenance work, the California Tahoe Conservancy and Nevada State Parks plan to reopen the gates to Van Sickle Bi-State Park for the season. All roads, parking lots, and restrooms will fully re-open at this time.

The 725-acre Van Sickle Bi-State Park is located a short walk from the south shore’s greatest concentration of visitor activities and accommodations in the Stateline area. Jointly managed by the Conservancy and Nevada State Parks, Van Sickle is one the most accessible parks in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The park’s trails afford panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks. Park hours are sunrise to sunset. Entrance is free.

Van Sickle Bi-State Park is in both Nevada and California.
Bill Rozak/Tahoe Daily Tribune

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