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Heavenly Resort.. Must hit trails/trees?

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Making my first trip out west this year, going to Tahoe and skiing at Heavenly.

 

Please keep this thread on Heavenly, don't say go here or there.. Just Heavenly.

 

What are some the must hit glades to hit while I am out there, and regular trails?

 

I have every intention of hitting up Killebrew/Mott Canyon, what other trees are must hits? (Think Andre's Paradise at Jay Peak)

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All the woods at Heavenly are amazing. Every tree area is great skiing. Skiway woods is a huge gladed area.

As for runs, make sure you hit up the bumps on Gunbarrel, and as well as Motts and Killebrews. Ellie's is a really great cruiser.

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Galaxy Glades is signed as if it is death territory -- if that is what you are looking for, you will be out of luck.  Once I realized it wasnt going to turn steep after the next turn, we enjoyed it for a relaxing cruise through the trees.  I actually liked it quite a lot.  And since it is low angle, nobody else had skied most of it.

 

If you do Killebrew, make sure you know where the exit is.  We very nearly skied right past it, would have had a hike to get out.  Fortunately I happened to ask a bystander before it was too late.

 

The exit traverse is odd.  When we were there, the canyon and the traverse had a lot of snow but it just stopped 50 feet further downslope.  Skiing above bare rocks and forest floor starts to freak me out after a while (its a long exit).

 

The Mott lift does not go high enough to make skiing Killebrew or the upper Mott gates easy.  (Maybe on purpose?)  Conserve your height and your speed  when you get off the lift.

 

There are also nice trees over on the California side next to Gunbarrel.  As you go skiers left (and further from the trail) it gets steeper.

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