Las Vegas Ski Resort Having Stellar Season | Already Double Last Year’s Snow Total

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Did you know you could ski Las Vegas, NV? Well, you can, and conditions couldn’t be better, writes the LA Times.

“It’s refreshing to have a nice, consistent snow year like we’re having this year,” said Jim Seely, marketing director for Lee Canyon, formerly the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. “We’re on par with average snowfall.”

Lee Canyon, in the Spring Mountains and roughly an hour northwest of the Strip, received 18 inches of snow between Saturday and Monday, bringing the seasonal total to 137 inches. That’s almost double the dismal 69 inches that set a record low last winter.

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Credit: Lee Canyon

It currently shows a base of 60 inches, as much as many Colorado resorts, with all 26 trails and three lifts open.

“Fresh snow more frequently … makes for great conditions for skiers and snowboarders,” Seely said. Two years ago, the slopes got a record 200 inches.

Lee Canyon has a base lodge elevation of 8,510-feet, with the summit soaring above 11,000 feet. Seely said snow typically falls only above the 6,000-foot level of the 18-mile roadway, and the state transportation agency has done a good job of keeping the road cleared. Even so, visitors should check road conditions before they head up the mountain.

Lift tickets cost $70 at the resort, with discounts available for advance purchases online.


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