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Summer Family Fun at Epic Discovery at Heavenly Resort in Lake Tahoe

Hop aboard a glass cabin gondola at Heavenly Resort and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and summer time fun at Epic Discovery!  As you make your way up for a fun adventure, be sure to stop off at the observation deck, located half way up at 9,123 feet for spectacular panoramic views!

Epic Discovery at Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe opens today, Friday, June 21!

I highly recommend checking out Epic Discovery this summer season and plan on being back there later this summer!  From the summer activities, to the lake and great weather, visiting this time of the year will make for a memorable family vacation - you don't want to miss out!

Epic Discovery is located at Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe.

The fun-filled adventure is only a gondola ride away where a variety of activities are awaiting your discovery; from ropes courses, zip lines, a mountain coaster, climbing walls, tubing, and guided hiking tours.

And when you need a bite to eat, stop off for delicious food and BBQ for lunch at Tamarack Lodge surrounded by Tahoe’s unmatched scenery.

What is Epic Discovery?
Epic Discovery at Heavenly Resort is summer fun and activities for the whole family.  You will find an assortment of activities available that include the following attractions listed below.

Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster
This gravity-powered alpine coaster will exhilarate you and your family as it coasts through forest and natural rock formations. The coaster sled fits up to two riders, so you can enjoy this activity with others.

Breeze down a thrilling 500 foot-long hill - without snow or water!  There is also a mini-tubing track for those 42" tall

Ropes Courses
There are a variety of ropes courses and obstacles for all types of skill levels and include the following:
  • Black Bear Ropes Course
    • The Black Bear Ropes Course has medium-sized features that are a great starting point for explorers who are new to ropes course challenges.  
  • Boulder Cove Ropes Course 
    • The Boulder Cove Ropes Course, located at the bottom of The Gondola stairs, is designed for the those in pursuit of a greater challenge. 
  • Bear Cubs Ropes Course 
    • This ropes course is a great introduction for kids and is designed with additional safety features and a continuous belay system for safety

Red Tail Flyer Zip Line
The children’s zip line is 15 feet off the ground and 100 feet long providing a great introduction into zip lining for children.

Granite Peak Climbing Wall 
The climbing wall is a man-made rock wall inspired by the iconic rock formations found in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and available for all abilities and experience levels

Gemstone Panning
Gemstone Panning is an interactive activity simulating gold panning and may include a small suprise for the kids!

Free Adventures 
Walk one of Heavenly’s scenic hiking trails, check out yoga or find the other fun, free activities.

How Much Does it Cost?
There different pass levels that can be purchased with varying prices, but in my opinion the best deal would be to get the Ultimate Adventure Pass.

The Ultimate Adventure Pass is the easiest way to experience everything that Epic Discovery at Heavenly Resort has to offer.  You will get all-day access to every activity mentioned above and it includes the gondola ride up the mountain.
  • Ultimate Adventure Pass
    • The full day pass that gets you unlimited all-day access to Epic Discovery and includes a scenic gondola ride up the mountain to the location of the activities.  Pricing starts at $89 for those taller than 54" and $64 for those 53" and under.  There are also family packages that can purchased that will bring the total average cost down.  Check out pricing details here.
  • Scout Sampler Pass
    • Pick 3 activities for kids (under 42") - pricing starts at $39 for just the activity pass (gondola ticket extra)
  • Zip Tours - A  guided day gliding around the mountain
    • Heavenly's Zip Tours are a tremendous activity for all levels of explorers and groups. These guided tours show off the world class views and environment as your group glides effortlessly through the sky.  Pricing starts at $159 with two different options.
  • Purchase a Gondola ride and choose individual experiences a la carte.
Note that there are also other zip line activities that can be added on or purchased separately:
  • Blue Streak Zip Line Add-On: Enjoy incredible views of Lake Tahoe for just $30 by adding a ride on the Blue Streak Zip Line to your Ultimate Adventure Pass.
  • Hot Shot Zip Line Add-On: Soar through the sky for just $20 by adding a ride on the Hot Shot Zip Line to your Ultimate Adventure Pass.
For the most up to date pricing and ticket information be sure to check the Heavenly Resort Epic Discovery website.