With significant snow fall in the forecast, Heavenly is excited to share with you a brand new tool that will prove a valuable asset this season. A new HD camera […]Read More
The anticipation for winter has been building in South Lake Tahoe, and the transition fall brings from summer to winter is always a heart-warming time of year, full of traditions […]Read More
Tahoe's Tahoe's legendary casino nightlife and snowboarding heritage come together for a big air competition/poker game for $25,000.Read More
In the latest episode from Afterhours there is a lot of speeding, boardin, & burnin at Heavenly with Yale Cousino, Scott Vine, Nick Poohachoff, John Murphy, & Luke HaddockRead More
Words & Photos: Terren Gomez
Despite Tahoe having the second driest winter to date, Heavenly's TPC (Terrain Park Crew) and SPT's Aaron Dettling designed a setup not to be forgotten. Thankful to the largest snowmaking operation on the west coast, Heavenly was able to blow enough snow for what was the biggest jump in the basin. 70ft to the knuckle, and a 21ft tall wedge with nearly no natural snow was a feat within itself. Endless hours of preparation in not only the snowcat, but all the handwork necessary to chisel out the killer jump was something to admire. The rest of the course consisted of a 30' tube closeout rail into the 14' Chosen wallride, an 18ft quarterpipe, a 20' stairset handrail, and two 20' step boxes.
As the sun set in the classic Tahoe landscape, the temps dropped into the teens. While I chose to wear my headphones, the DJ kept the crowd warm blasting a variety of dubstep. Riders from around the lake and beyond came to rip the setup. Both heats were full of action, from solid 3's and 5's, to huge double backflips and the ever so popular double cork. While some were claimed by the closeout rail, others busted a variety of tricks onto the rail and off into the wall. In the finals, Mens winner Nick Poohachoff not only pulled a frontside double cork, but also a solid 1260. Jordan Nield wooed the crowd, sending some of the slowest rotating double backs I've seen. The only two women to session the jump both pulled some solid 360s, one backing the other up.
Mike Thomas, cat operator Garrett Froelich and their Heavenly TPC, Aaron Dettling from SPT, and all the guys at Nike pulled it off in a great collaborative effort. We'll see if the next stop will live up to its predecessor.
1st: Nick Poohachoff
2nd: Jordan Nield
3rd: Nick Geisen
1st: Joanna Dzierzawski
2nd: Michelle Zeller
Best trick (Acid drop from the wedge into the tranny) - Sawyer Dean
In keeping with its new tag line “All In”, Heavenly Mountain Resort has announced a new partnership with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) that will take its parks to the next level. Skiers and snowboarders who visit Lake Tahoe’s premier winter destination this season will see a renewed dedication to its parks, including the return of a halfpipe after a four-year hiatus.Read More
“Thanks to our incredible snowmaking crew and system, Heavenly will open with mid-winter conditions on the terrain we have open,” said Heavenly’s vice-president and general manager, Pete Sonntag. “And now with this huge winter storm, we should get 2010-11 off to an incredible, snowy start.”Read More
HEAVENLY FIRES UP WEST COAST’S LARGEST SNOWMAKING SYSTEM Resort’s Ability to Cover 73 Percent of its Trails in Machine-Made Snow Gives Early-Season Certainty to Skiers and Riders Heavenly Mountain Resort, […]Read More
South Lake Tahoe locals awoke this morning to a fresh dusting of snow cloaking Heavenly Mountain Resort (www.skiheavenly.com). High pressure on the tail end of the storm has brought cold temperatures which will allow the resort to begin making snow tonight. The combination of these two events signals that the Lake Tahoe snowsports season is just days away if temperatures continue to cooperate. An unusually wet October and the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system give Heavenly’s guests confidence that they will be skiing and snowboarding on the best snow surfaces at Lake Tahoe on Heavenly’s opening day, scheduled for Friday, November 19, weather and conditions permitting.Read More
New, on-mountain restaurant, First-of-its-kind Mobile application hightlight Heavenly’s 2010-11 resort improvements Tamarack Lodge and EpicMix will Transform the Way Skiers and Snowboarders Enjoy the Mountain South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – […]Read More