LAS VEGAS, NC – The Humoldt-Toiyabe National Forest Service has accepted the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort‘s Master Development Plan to expand the ski area. Plans call to add 50 trails and 10 lifts, with increased snowmaking capability across the mountain. The extensive plan will take many years to complete however once fully operational should bring a huge boost to the local economy and put Las Vegas on the map as a ski destination.
This year the LVSSR was one of the first in the country to turn on their chairlifts and La Nina could have big things in store for the resort this winter. We had planned on hitting up opening day for the Mountain Weekly News but have decided to come checkout the resort later in the year during the Consumer Electronics show. God only knows I will be joinsing to make some turns after putting in many miles on the convention center show floor.
According to Stephanie Forte who’s agency represents the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort “It’s a very exciting time for LVSSR” we could not agree more!!
View the master plan PDF here: 3D Mountain Master Plan
So were wondering are there hotels in Vegas offering ski packages? If not they should start ASAP, as this looks to be one of the hidden gems in the ski industry and with the right marketing campaign will surely draw skiers and gamblers to the resort.
It Snow in Vegas, and you can Ski Too
It has been an incredible start to the 2011-2012 ski season for the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, the small resort located just minutes away from the strip was the first to open in the country and recently got pounded with 39″ of snow from a storm that started on Wednesday.
With a current base of roughly 56 inches the mountain is in great shape, with more snowfall expected to continue through the weekend. LVSSR opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, a week ahead of schedule, due to increased snowmaking capacity and a series of early winter storms.
Heading to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics show and need a break from the tech world? I know I sure will and plan to take a day at this great hidden gem.