HEAVENLY FIRES UP WEST COASTâS LARGEST SNOWMAKING SYSTEM Resortâs Ability to Cover 70 Percent of its Trails in Machine-Made Snow Gives Early-Season Certainty to Skiers and Riders Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. â November 20, 2007 â Under optimum conditions, Heavenly can produce three-and-a-half feet of snow over one acre in an hour. Thatâs enough snow to blanket a football field with eight-and-a-half feet during an average three-hour game. "Itâs comforting to know that when itâs cold, we have snow," said John Wagnon, Heavenlyâs vice president of marketing and sales. "Our guests can be confident that come opening day theyâll be skiing and riding on the best and most consistent snow surface at Lake Tahoe." Heavenly Mountain Resort announced today that it began making snow last night â the Lake Tahoe snowsports season is just days away if temperatures continue to cooperate. The West Coastâs largest snowmaking system can cover 70 percent of Heavenlyâs trails in machine made snow, giving the resortâs patrons confidence that they will be skiing and riding on the best snow surfaces in Tahoe on Heavenlyâs opening day, scheduled for Friday, November 23.