There won't be any lift lines
Originally Posted by Nick_N
Heavenly - Tips on Easy Blues with Minimal Lift lines
My son and I will be skiing at Heavenly for 2 days, not much time to explore a large resort. I would appreciate any information you could provide on long, easy intermediate trails, or cruisers with the least amount of lift lines.
Any information on discounted lift tickets and rental shops with overnight storage is also welcome. As a reference, we will be staying at the Embassy Suites. Ski days are 3/13 & 14,
Thank you in advance for you help
A. There won't be any lift lines cause that's a monday and tuesday, unless it's 2 feet of fresh powder, in which case 4 million people will call in sick from Sacramento and San Francisco, including me...
B. Heavenly's mountain has oodles of easy blues everywhere. The galaxy chair is like 15 minutes for a bunch of boring greenish-blue, if that's what you're into. If you don't mind the slow chairs and a little steeper, do north bowl but pay attention near the bottom so you don't overshoot the chairlift.
C. What the heck is with this "lift lines at heavenly" bit? At best, this is really overblown IMHO, and largely a bunch of baloney. As if there aren't equivalent (or longer) lines at squaw, kirkwood, northwood, sugar, sierra, or others. You want a line? here's one....the line to park your car at kirkwood. Or the one to get on the funatel at squaw. Or to get on the gondola at northwood. Or anywhere on a powder day.
Actually, since I have a pass at H, go ahead and everyone scare even more people away. Just more mountain for me. Seriously, outside of saturdays, its not bad at all.
D. what's this "deserving" one run down ridge? take 10 runs from there, do all the runs, the canyon lift (which has minimal lines) serves almost all the runs (in fact all the blues) that the sky lift (with its mid-day lines). two days is alot of skiing.
E. cheap tickets - - I'd ask the hotel for their prices; many hotels offer packages.