STATELINE, Nev. -- Heavenly ski resort at Lake Tahoe opened a
138-car gondola that transports skiers from the resort-casino
district to mountain ski runs in less than 12 minutes.
Skiers and snowboarders can walk from resort-casinos at
Stateline and the shopping district of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., to
the gondola attraction and ride 2.5 miles to the 9,100-foot
The gondola, which opened on Dec. 21, eliminates a 15-minute
drive to Heavenly's ski runs from the casino area.
The $23 million gondola is the cornerstone of a larger project
that will include a 192-room Grand Summit Resort and an
alpine-themed Marriott Vacation Club International hotel, both of
which are scheduled to open in 2002.
Other future attractions include a European-style pedestrian
plaza with a shopping village, a cinema complex, an ice skating
rink, a transit center and a parking garage.
To obtain additional information, call the Nevada Tourism Bureau
at 800-NEVADA-8 or Heavenly Ski resort at (800) 2-Heaven.
The Web site address is www.skiheavenly.com.