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Zipline -- The Zipline at Heavenly in California Overlooks Lake Tahoe

The Longest Zipline in the United States


zipline at Lake Tahoe

Riding down Heavenly Resort's zipline toward Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Resort
The Heavenly Flyer is closed indefinitely You'll get a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe while flying down the zipline at Heavenly Mountain Resort in California. The resort claims the Heavenly Flyer is the longest zipline in the United States, stretching 3,300-feet. Be prepared for a fast, steep descent because the 525-foot vertical drop matches that of the Space Needle. The zipline is open year-round, so whether there's snow on the ground or the slopes are summer-green, you're guaranteed spectacular views as you descend.

The Heavenly Flyer zipline propels riders over treetops at speeds up to 50 miles per hour - and the total ride time is about 80 seconds. With two separate lines, you could even zip down side-by-side with a friend.

Weather permitting, the Heavenly Flyer zipline is open 10:30 am to 5 pm in the summer and 10am to 3 pm in the winter. During the winter months, the Heavenly Flyer is offered at Adventure Peak, with other snowsport activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, sledding and snowbiking. Summertime, you can fly down the Heavenly Flyer zipline in between scaling a 25-foot-high multi-ability climbing wall or taking a hike on the trails threading the resort.

Lift tickets and sightseeing tickets are sold separately and are required to take the Heavenly Gondola then the Tamarack Express chairlift to reach the zipline's Launching Pad.

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