Heavenly Spring Break Skiing

lake_tahoe_morning_mountainHere’s a few photos from my last ski trip of the season. Spring break in Heavenly started out with a huge storm on Sunday Mach 22. It dumped over 18″ of powder. I was too busy skiing to take photos. Not much visibility that day anyway. The good snow did last through the week, but was about skiied off by the time I got around to pulling my camera out. The clear skies made for spectacular views of the lake.

Views of Lake Tahoe from Heavenly Gondola

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.

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2DmnS5d-qU  )

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 🙂