Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada – When you step off the plane at McCarren International Airport, there are a few things you know you can expect to see – bright lights, sand, and lots of skin. What if, instead of just traveling through a vast wasteland of sand and towering buildings, hanging out all day at the Vegas pool parties, or being wasted at the Las Vegas night clubs you could experience the thrill of racing down snow-covered mountains and enjoy relaxation fireside while sipping on your favorite hot beverage? Though it may go against all of the first impressions you get when you hear the term “desert”, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is a premier location for all those traveling snow bunnies.
If you head north on I-95 towards the states famous Mount Charleston, you’ll be in close proximity of what may be an otherwise lesser known location – the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. Offering the best of what any skier and snowboarder could ask for, LVSSR offers 11 different trails ranging from bunny hill-esqu beginner trails to something more suited for a black diamond aficionado. The 9,300 foot elevation allows for plenty of space for the 3,500 person capacity.
Outside of the main draw of the resort, LVSSR offers top of the line amenities to add to the locations attraction. If you’re an avid skier / snowboarder, you know that these activities can work on a pretty hefty appetite. On site, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort houses the Big Horne Cafe and the Bristlecone to quench all appetites. The Big Horne Cafe offers an array of hot and cold beverages, soups, salads, and other simple fair like burgers and sandwiches. Clearly, you don’t want a completely full stomach as you’re racing down the mountain, so the Big Horne is sure to offer a healthy dosage of light menu choices. If you’re looking for a little pick me up or to have a little fire to corse through your veins, the Bristlecone Bar offers a menu of delectable beverages.
Are you making an unexpected trip to LVSSR on your stay in Las Vegas? The on-site equipment and clothing rental will ensure all guests have the ability to join in on the fun. If you are expecting to roll around in the snow but aren’t keen on the techniques that will keep you on your feet, Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort offers a range of varying lessons. Individuals (including up to two fellow guests) can take part in the 2, 3, or 6 hour private lessons that will revolve around personal daily goals to get you to the skill level you desire. Further lessons, set at a cheaper cost, can be taken with a group of other novices or people just working on their techniques. Parents can torture their children with ski lessons of their own which focus more on getting acquainted with the sport while keeping it fun.
Whether you’re hitting the slopes for your first time, or looking to show off your fine-tuned skills, the trails at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will definitely not disappoint. Though you have the option of enjoying warmer weather amidst the crowds in Sin City, you won’t have the same fresh air experience that comes with a day on the mountains.MORE MOUNTAIN WEEKLY NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: