Kids & Families

Opening Day at Heavenly Mountain Resort

November 19, 2021

All Day Event

September 26 @ 1:14 pm

The Gondola is open for sightseeing. More information at

We’ve been doing our snow dances, but warmer temps have prevailed this week, which means we’ll be pushing our opening day back until after Thanksgiving weekend. In the meantime, we’ll be watching the forecast minute-by-minute, and are ready to fire up the snow guns at every chance we get. We remain hopeful about colder temps coming in soon – we’re just as excited as you are to get the season started! We’ll share an update on a new target opening date as soon as we can. In the meantime, don’t forget, the Heavenly Gondola is fully open for sightseeing – take in the beautiful views, and when you reach the top, stop by Tamarack Lodge for some great food, snacks, and drinks high atop the Sierras. We recommend sturdy footwear for variable mountain conditions. We also have many other events at the mountain and in the Village – including Heavenly Holidays, kicking off Nov. 26. Check out the events calendar:

Opening Day at Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort is scheduled for Friday, November 19, 2021, weather permitting! The beginning of the 2021-2022 Lake Tahoe ski and ride season! Kirkwood  Mountain Resort is planning to open for the 2021-22 winter season Friday, December 3, 2021, weather permitting.

Vail Resorts remain committed to doing everything we can to help keep you and your family safe this season, so you can focus on having a great time on the mountain. This season, our COVID-19 safety protocols are focused on indoor spaces. Learn more about the steps we’re taking and our safety protocols. More information.



September 26, 2022
1:14 pm
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