With Vegas getting tons of snowstorms, it’s is open for skiing and snowboarding. Really, and conditions couldn’t be better.
While the storm forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and led to the closure of two interstate highways, those already here found time to ski!
“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.”
Sin City is off the radar for most travelers planning a ski vacation, but it shouldn’t be, since it is closer to the major resorts of Southern Utah than Salt Lake City is, and while these resorts get less attention than famous names like Deer Valley, they get more snow, far fewer skiers and snowboarders, and cost a whole lot less money. With another foot of the state’s famously dry powder hitting the region in the past couple of days, this is one ski trip that should not be overlooked!
The resort in the Spring Mountains, 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