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    Posted: Feb/01/2011 at 9:31am
So whats the real low down. Majority of boarders that i know that have been to heavenly dont like it .... they say its more skier orientated.... too many flat spots...yadda yadda.  So what are your likes and dislikes bout heavenly. 
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  Quote Spenser W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2011 at 9:36am
Sierra is cheaper, not as far into town (and thus a much shorter drive), has better parks, has better terrain, and even though it's smaller I think it's just more fun.  Also less ridiculous noob tourists and a higher amount of really skilled riders.  plus i have vertical plus (cut all the lines on busy days).  and the people that work at Sierra are extremely, extremely nice/cool.
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heavenly wasn't too bad..i just spent 2 weeks out there. there are several cat trails though. skyline, nevada trail, couple other spots u have to get LOTS of speed to get through. mott/killebrew are fun to go into. if you go there nevada side is much better to be on because it has like 25% of the people that swarm the CA side every single day. the park under tamarack was just finished with some nice medium features. other than that though, all the other parks are slammed all day long.

like spenser said, sierra is very fun, the terrain is nice. it's just pretty small and about 35-40 min drive from where heavenly is.
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  Quote zakk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2011 at 5:09am
I greatly prefer Sierra to just about any hill in tahoe.  it's got some serious terrain if you know where to look.   Way less tourists, easier to get to from Sacramentucky as well. 

Heav is OK, but I spend the day bombing everything.  lots of flats as others have said and you pretty much need to be at max speed for a lot of it. 
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  Quote Flpstyl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2011 at 9:28am
Thanks guys. I guess Heavenly will be a last resort resort (I guess that makes sense).  Definitely need to hit up Sierra this season.
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  Quote deepakhj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2011 at 9:17am
Heavenly rocks. Riding Sierra too much gets boring. I think Heavenly has better parks and they have a ton of good terrain if you know how to look. Learn how to skate better and the flat spots aren't even an issue. Ride down easy beginner runs one footed until you master it.

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  Quote zakk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2011 at 10:36am
Originally posted by deepakhj

Riding Sierra too much gets boring.


talk about not knowing where to look.  SAT has the gates and Huckleberry Canyon.  Motts canyon isn't even close to that.
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  Quote deepakhj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2011 at 6:56pm
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Riding Sierra too much gets boring.


talk about not knowing where to look.  SAT has the gates and Huckleberry Canyon.  Motts canyon isn't even close to that.

I ride all those areas. Please don't assume what people's experiences are..

I'll take a deep day at Firebreak or Palisades over the gates at Sierra. Don't get me wrong I love the gates and I love Sierra. Now if you traverse out and ride out of Gate 5 down to the adventure center tubing area or down to Christmas Valley then we're talking.

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  Quote CO_champagne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 5:35pm
Heavenly flats really are not that bad.  It's flat to traverse between states but most everything else is okay.  Just wax your board good before you go.  Anyone dogging Heavenly hasn't hit up Firebreak and Palisades
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  Quote chinobiz19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2011 at 6:55am
As I only make 1 trip out west a year,  I would not go back to heavenly.  The flats I can deal with..., it's the traversing that gets me.  I want to see everything it had to offer and I either had to traverse, or take a black/double black mogul run.  Only spent two days there, so maybe I didn't find the best routes.
 
Sierra was more my pace, although my skier buddy said the exact opposite. 
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2011 at 7:18am
heavenly is a popular place to bash (especially with people who are trying to portray themselves on the internet as experts)...I'm not on that bandwagon. Their acreage is absolutely massive and has all levels of terrain...for most of the people on this site, it's a wet dream.  I've been to several tahoe resorts, and always have fun at heavenly (been there at least 10 trips). Also, since town is within walking distance, love being able to go up and call it a day whenever I please.  
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Heav has a ton of fun stuff, and is really good when you know where to go.  There are also a million kooks standing around taking pictures on the weekends.  However, my skiier friends inevitably make me hike, traverse and skootch my a$$ off to ride a hundred feet of "better" powder, and at the end of the day I'm always screaming "let's ride something on the FN fall line !!!"  Since they're coming into town next week I'm fairly sure I'll be saying that very soon . . . .

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  Quote deepakhj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2011 at 9:14am
The skate isn't bad. I can one foot to the Mott entrance and then strap in and make it to Dipper. Coming the other way I can pretty much make it to Cali from Nevada without stopping. From Comet to Olympic I can make it all the way without stopping too. Wax your board and learn to keep your speed. Practice one footed riding. 

Another great area to ride is perimeter from the top of Olympic down to the bottom of Northbowl. So fun!

The pipe conditions are going off at Sierra right now too.

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  Quote CO_champagne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 1:34pm
You definitely need to wax your board before a Heavenly trip.  This past weekend mine was freshly waxed while my buddy's hadn't been waxed in over a year.  He got stuck all day long while I rode through seamlessly (minus a spot or two).  At the end of the day he was much more tired than me.   I rode past a guy on a cat track near gunbarrel.  He smiled at me and said, "Nice wax job."

Please everyone, wax your boards!!!
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  Quote aznxjz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 6:41am
You should go to Heavenly at least once.  Some great views of the lake and it's a massive area (as someone mentioned above).  It does get a bit flat at times, so it can be a workout.

Also, gets pretty packed on weekends.
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  Quote jribeirojrrj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2011 at 4:31am
where have snowboard shop in heavenly?
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in heavenly village there are like 3 right by the gondola
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  Quote broys Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/29/2011 at 7:55am
Not to mention there are tons of other shops around South Lake, which will almost always be better than right in the tourist-trap gondola area.
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  Quote kyavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/29/2011 at 7:58am
yea im going to tahoe in DEC. i think for 3 days of boarding after my trip to vegas. i cant wait for the casinos to get their ski packages up and going.
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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/29/2011 at 8:16am
I personally enjoy Heavenly, because it is huge and the runs are typically wide open with good snow on the NV side.  Plus the views of Lake Tahoe are priceless too, and it reminds me of where the wife and I got engaged.  And then the tree runs... oh man the trees are sick!  Perfectly gladed, and they always make lists of top places to ride in the trees.  Crowds, of course, are always a bummer.  But then again it is Tahoe so there are crowds on the weekend at any of the resorts.  Maybe it's time for a splitboard.
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  Quote kyavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2011 at 1:28pm
yea im trying to go there in DEC and then again in FEB and cant wait.
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  Quote kyavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 4:47pm
anyone know when they are gonna release the casino stay and ski packages?
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tdahl824 and broys thank`s for your help
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  Quote sleeepili Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2011 at 8:31pm
the resort is not park oriented, but definitely enjoyable (and my fav out of the tahoe resorts). bring a well-waxed all-mountain board and it will definitely be worth it. plenty of backcountry trials that take 20-30 minutes to get to the bottom, as well as steep but groomed hills for the speeddemons.

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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/09/2013 at 10:19pm
Heavenly seems to be the "yuppie" park .... i mean Ive got nothing against beginners but the slopes are too crowded and it seems to be the resort that everyone goes to just for the sake of bragging to their friends that theyve skiied/ridden there.
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heavenly's convenient because it's right by lake tahoe, but everyone should go at least once. i'd rather go to kirkwood. 
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