South Lake Tahoe Ski Rentals

Nestled on the California/Nevada border, Heavenly Ski Resort has long been a local’s favorite for big powder, breathtaking views and challenging terrain. There are a number of qualified Heavenly Mountain ski rental outfitters in the South Lake Tahoe area that can get you on the slopes in style at an affordable price.

No matter your skill set, age or ability, trusted Heavenly Mountain ski rental companies can prepare you for fun on the slopes because these retailers have all the gear. Grab a trusted pair of skis, or try high-performance gear, and don’t forget the boots, helmet, goggles, poles and outerwear you need. A local ski shop in South Lake Tahoe should have everything you need. 

Heavenly Mountain ski rental
Travel to South Lake Tahoe hands-free, then rent your gear when you get to the resort. There are plenty of quality outfitters near the slopes, and many offer delivery services right to your condo or hotel room.

Browse Heavenly Mountain ski rental and South Lake Tahoe snowboard rental packages online, and find deals, discounts and coupons on our website because we can help add to your savings. Our website has ski equipment rental specials along with bargains on lodging, lift tickets and season passes, transportation, and spa and massage packages. Select multiple deals so you can save on all aspects of your winter vacation.  Make your ski rental reservations online and get outfitted when you get to the resort. You’ll enjoy hand-free travel and avoid pricey luggage transportation costs.

Getting There

Heavenly Mountain Resort at South Lake Tahoe is about a two-hour drive (101 miles) from Sacramento along U.S. Highway 50 East. An alternate route is California Highway 16 East to California Highway 88, which is approximately 134 miles. The resort is accessible from Reno by taking Interstate 580 South for approximately 60 miles, passing through Carson City.

Lake Tahoe Airport is only nine miles south of South Lake Tahoe, via Emerald Bay Road and Lake Tahoe Blvd. The airport offers daily flights during ski season from several major airlines.

Why ski South Lake Tahoe?

Heavenly Mountain Resort receives about 360 inches of natural snow per year and also has major snow-making abilities, so there’s plenty of powder all season long on both sides of the mountain. With close to 100 named trails and 27 total ski lifts, there’s a lot to explore among the resort’s four base facilities.

Heavenly is the fifth-largest ski resort in North America. The resort offers 43 percent of its terrain for intermediate skiers, while 26 percent is dedicated to advanced skiing and another 23 percent is expert terrain. About 5 percent is rated as “easy,” while the remaining 2 percent is for terrain parks.

Heavenly Mountain Resort has the highest elevation of all the Lake Tahoe resorts, boasting a peak elevation of 10,067 feet. The California side of the resort consists of beginner and intermediate runs that are perfect for novice skiers and snowboarders looking to hone their craft. For advanced trails, head over to the Nevada side of the resort. Over there, you’ll find expert terrain with plenty of challenging chutes, glades, tree runs and bowls.

Beginners and intermediate skiers can get their fill on the California side, while advanced and expert skiers can test their mettle on the more challenging Nevada side.
Beginners and intermediate skiers can get their fill on the California side, while advanced and expert skiers can test their mettle on the more challenging Nevada side.

Make it Epic

Heavenly Mountain Resort is owned by Vail Resort  and is part of the company’s Epic Pass promotion.  The Epic Pass is a seasonal pass that offers unlimited, unrestricted access to several major ski resorts in North America, Australia and Japan. Vail Resorts also owns Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe.

Want the complete Lake Tahoe skiing experience? Purchase an Epic Pass through Vail Resorts and get unlimited, unrestricted access all season to top resorts like Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar.

Off the mountain

Off the mountain, there’s plenty to do in South Lake Tahoe. Vacationers love the après-ski and nightlife, fine dining, shopping and boutiques, coffee shops and access to nearby casinos. Popular outdoor activities include sleigh rides, ice skating, lake cruises and taking a dip in the nearby hot springs.

Singles, couples and families alike rave about South Lake Tahoe for its easy access and wide array of activities.  At Heavenly, you won’t feel crowded because the resort is so large. Even on a busy ski day, it’s easy to find a quiet spot at the base or locate untouched powder on the mountain.

Ski Rental Deals

There are a number of trusted ski rental shops in South Lake Tahoe that can get you ready for a ski vacation at Heavenly. Rent ski gear online prior to your trip, and schedule your personalize delivery and fitting once you are in town. We work with several reliable vendors. Here’s who we recommend:

  • Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery
  • Boardinghouse
  • Camp Richardson Outdoor Sports
  • CV Sports
  • George’s Skis & Boards
  • Gondola Ski & Sport
  • Heavenly Sports
  • Mountain Mike’s Tees and Skis
  • Mountain West
  • Powder House
  • Pyramid Peak
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Rent Skis
  • Rip N Willie’s Ski & Snowboard
  • Rock House District
  • Shoreline of Tahoe
  • Sierra Ski & Cycle Works
  • Ski Butlers
  • Ski Renter
  • Snowshoe Thompson’s
  • Sports Ltd. Rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe Ski Rental
  • Sunrise Ski & Snowboard Rental
  • Tahoe Bike Company
  • Tahoe Sports Ltd.
  • Village Board Shop
  • Winter Wonderland Ski Shop

Terrain Parks

The Groove Park is a great spot for beginners looking to land some tricks at an easy terrain park. It’s the most intimate of the three terrain parks at Heavenly, but there are ample bonks, boxes, jumps, rails and wedges to keep novice skiers and riders entertained. A few stops at the Groove Park will get you prepped to take on the other two terrain parks that are more challenging. Groove Park is accessible via Patsy’s Chair or Groove Chair on the California side of the resort.

Heavenly’s newest terrain park is called Re-Mix. It has six rails and a wall ride on the California side near the Upper Powder Bowl Run. The medium-rated terrain park also has six medium jumps with four possible in a single line.

Tips, Tricks & More

  • Heavenly is often compared to Squaw Valley for some reason, but both resorts are quite different. It is known for its size, groomed snow, awesome steeps and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the desert. The resort also offers the best tree skiing of all the Lake Tahoe Resorts. 
  • There are ski-in, ski-out lodging options in South Lake Tahoe. Ski-in, ski-out means that you walk right out your door and onto the slopes. No parking hassles, no bus stops, no commute. Be first chair on the lifts in the morning, ski down for a quick lunch, and then hop right back on lift for an afternoon cruise before making plans for après-ski with friends and family later in the day.
  • Looking to try something new? Ask you ski retailer what’s new for the season in high-performance skis and ski boots.  Step up your game this season.
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