School Ski Trips to
Heavenly, California, USA

School Ski Trips to
Heavenly, California, USA

Overlooking the enchanting waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly’s scenic beauty, extensive terrain and lively après scene make it a favourite with skiers and snowboarders.
  • Region’s largest ski area with skiing in two states!
  • 3,500ft vertical drop
  • Combine Heavenly and Kirkwood to create one epic trip

As the region’s largest ski area, it's also home to the highest elevation and longest vertical drop, leaving you to hit the heights whilst soaking up the ‘heavenly’ views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Skiing above Lake Tahoe over two states makes Heavenly a cut above the rest, promising a unique experience. Finish in style with a city visit to San Francisco or combine the slopes of Heavenly with Kirkwood to make one truly epic trip.

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Heavenly FACT FILE

Ski Area Acres 4,800
Resort Height 1,993m
Highest Point 3,068m
Beginner Trails 20%
Intermediate Trails 45%
Expert Trails 35%
Lifts 29
Artificial Coverage 73%
Coach Transfer Times San Francisco - 3hrs 30


Customer favourite: Forest Suites    
  • Family-owned for over 50 years
  • Just 100 yards from the gondola and village
  • Comfortable and spacious rooms

Tucked away in an intimate alpine environment, this family-owned hotel is the perfect base to relax after a day of adventure. With large rooms, various amenities and scenic surroundings, Forest Suites offers a truly comfortable stay with easy access to the gondola, village and spectacular Lake Tahoe.


More Accommodation Options

Looking for a different type of hotel? Whether you want a small, sole occupancy hotel or a large hotel with lots of facilities, we’re sure to have something for you.

All our hotels have been fully audited to exceed the School Travel Forum’s standards and adhere to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

  • Large hotels with lots of facilities
  • Hotels with a pool
  • Hotels with a private après venue

Every ski resort we offer has been visited by a member of the Rayburn Tours team in order to guarantee its suitability for school groups and to offer you the best advice for your group’s specific requirements.

Get in touch with a specialist school ski trip consultant today.


When the sun goes down, the après ski comes to life! Keep the fun going off the slopes and take a look at some of our most popular activities you can choose from.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

What Our Customers Say


  • What about après events?

    We supply a basic après package to all groups, which includes ideas and materials to run a number of in-house après activities, such as quiz nights, games nights and bingo nights. However, we also offer an extensive list of additional après ski events in each resort, which can be included in your package for a small supplement if you wish. For more details, please see the information on the individual resort pages.

  • What about ski equipment?

    Skis, boots, poles and helmet hire are all included as standard. You’ll usually be issued and fitted with your equipment on the day of arrival.

  • Which ski schools do you use?

    We have close, established links with all the ski schools in the resorts we offer. In all instances, we can guarantee highly qualified, English-speaking ski instructors who will make sure each student gets the most out of their time on the slopes.

  • Is a Tour Manager included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Tour Manager designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your Tour Manager may meet you in resort, but it’s sometimes possible for them to travel to and from resort with your group.

  • What else should I be looking for in a resort?

    Choosing the right resort should be governed by two main criteria: the skiing and the resort facilities. If your group has younger children or a majority of beginner skiers, then a large ski area isn’t necessary. However, for advanced skiers, the opportunity to ski more pistes will be important.

    Younger groups will not need a wide-ranging après program and lots of events can be organised in or near the hotel, including those provided in the complimentary après ski pack. However, adult groups and groups with older children will want to organise some evenings out and for après ski events to be in abundance.

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