Loveland is not the only resort getting the season fired up today, and the mountain claiming the honor of second place, by mere hours, is in an unlikely location to say the least. Located just 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort announced that it would be open for business at noon today. With record breaking early openings across the West, the season is off to a great start. Let’s hope we can keep the momentum!
According to LVSSR: Unseasonably cold nighttime temperatures and aggressive snowmaking efforts have produced a pristine layer of snow on Chair Three, Rabbit Peak, the only lift and trail scheduled to open. The lift accesses beginner terrain only and promises family fun at reduced prices.
“Since we’re so close to an urban center, we have many young skiers and snowboarders who love to jib on our freestyle terrain features and, we expect many families to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn the sport and have fun so early in the season,” said Craig Baldwin, Base Operations Manager.
Scheduled to open today at 12:00 noon, resort hours will be 9am and 4pm through Sunday, then scheduled to open on weekends only until conditions allow additional terrain to open. Lift ticket prices are reduced to $20. Base area services will include equipment rental, instruction, BBQ and Bar.
“We are extremely excited to open over seven weeks early, a record early opening by far. Kudos to our snowmaking crew for making this possible, they deserve a TON of credit!”
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort operates under a Special Use Permit as partners in recreation with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and has eleven trails with two double chair lifts, one triple chair lift and one surface lift.