I’ve always thought this was one of the prettiest sights. I try to get even non-skiing friends up the gondola just to see it. Now, here’s the views coming to you in a few videos from a ride down the Heavenly gondola.
This is the best way home after skiing for me. I’d rather ski all the way down but skiing to the base lodges ends up in a bus ride. As you will see, the last stretch of the gondola is over flat land with little snow to boot, so I don’t ski down this slope either.
Anyway, I get to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains while I loosen my boots.
Here’s the first part of the ride: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLk9L3g9uFk
The second part is where the scenery cranks up. Its also where I had the not-so-bright idea to rotate the camera for portrait shots partway down. The car didn’t go spinning like that but its kind of a fun effect.
Here’s another, lower down the mountain in the trees:
One more in the trees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdK0oYc7U6k
Here’s the flat “home stretch”…well I put my camera way before we sailed over the little motels and into the main plaza. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0HcBjIUGgM
There you have it. My little collection of Heavenly Gondola videos 🙂