Who says you have to wait until winter to soar down through the trees? This summer, Heavenly Mountain Resort, adjacent to The Ridge Tahoe, launched several high-flying adventure experiences at the top of the gondola designed for families and thrill seekers.

Soar through the mountain on Heavenly's new zip line the Blue Streak.

Soar through the mountain on Heavenly’s new zip line the Blue Streak.

Summertime guests can now swing through the trees and fly through the air on the new ropes course which includes the Boulder Cove and Black Bear Challenge Courses, the Discovery Forest Canopy Course and the 3,300 foot-long Blue Streak zip line.

Adventure Peak appeals to the spectrum of summer visitors. Families with young children will love the Black Bear Ropes Course, with routes for all ability levels while the Blue Streak zip line is great for the adrenaline junkie looking to take in Heavenly’s breath-taking views while flying along at speeds up to 55 miles per hour.

The courses are open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 1. From Sept. 5 to Sept. 28, summer activities will be available Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The three new ropes challenge courses and Blue Streak zip line add to the current summer activities at the top of the Gondola including hiking,  sightseeing, Spider Climber, a climbing wall and dining at Tamarack Lodge. Tahoe’s only summer tubing hill and the Boulder Cove Challenge Course are operational.

Also new is the Discovery Day Camp at Heavenly for children ages five to 12 who like exploration and adventure. The camp is open daily through Sept. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children begin their day with a scenic 2.4 mile gondola ride to the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort, including a stop at the observation deck with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

Once they reach the top, the day is filled with a variety of activities ranging from tubing, rock wall climbing, challenge courses, chair ride to the summit, hiking, relay games, conservation education and nature crafts.

Remember to tag your photos and videos from your summer adventures at Heavenly with #heavenlysummer for your chance to be featured.

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.