Friday, May 30, 2014

Lee Canyon

From the north end of Hwy-159, Hwy-156, also known as Lee Canyon Road, runs eighteen miles northeast to rejoin US-95 thirteen miles up from the Kyle Canyon turn-off. 

Heading three miles southwest instead brings you into the heart of Lee Canyon. Like Kyle Canyon, this was once the scene of commercial logging. Trees have been cut back to create southern Nevada's only ski area. 

Exploring Lee Canyon 
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort - Just under fifty miles from the Strip, the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort at the head of Lee Canyon opens each winter between late November and early April, with snowmaking equipment to prolong the season. 

Three chairlifts lead to ten different runs with a maximum vertical drop of 1000ft. A few of the runs are steep enough to be rated Advanced. Daily 9am-4pm. There's no accommodation on site, but a coffee shop, ski school, and equipment-rental shop sit at the bottom of the slopes. Real time view of different areas around Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort:

Hiking trails: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Mt Charleston Trailheads Map

Season passes - Valid any day of the season
Season starts Friday July 4th

Summer sale (ends 9/30): $499
In season price: $599

Youth (17 & under at date of purchase)
Summer sale (ends 9/30): $249
In season price: $299

Military  (ID required; Dependents Qualify) 
Summer sale (ends 9/30): $299
In season price: $299

Summer operations are from: 
July 4 through September 1 

Fridays through Sunday plus Holidays

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
6725 Lee Canyon Rd 
Las Vegas , Nevada 89124
702-593-9500  |  702-385-2754