The Resort Next Door – Explore Mt. Charleston, Heavenly and Brian Head

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Mt. Charleston

6725 Lee Canyon Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124

702-385-2754
Monday-Sunday 9am-4pm  

Mount C10689866_10152725638857311_2995698245748256878_nharleston is located about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area offering a variety of wintertime recreation. From skiing, sledding and snowboarding to winter wildlife watching and building snowmen, you can enjoy cool mountain breezes and fresh air just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas!

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort (LVSSR), also known to locals as Lee Canyon, is the eighth highest peak in Nevada at 11,916 feet. The snow season runs roughly November through April, although can vary greatly year to year. With a total of 385 skiable acres offering 11 alpine skiing and snowboarding trails and four lifts, including three chairlifts and one surface lift as well as its hike-to side country areas and freestyle terrain park for skiers and snowboarders, you are sure to have a blast. Prices range from $17.99 to $93.99 depending on the activity.

 

 

Heavenly

4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

775-586-7000

Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday and holidays 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Heavenly is Lake Tahoe’s premier winter and summer playground. With more recreation and entertainment options than any other Nevada or California ski resorts, you’ll have plenty of choices at Heavenly. Located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, it is the region’s largest ski area, featuring the highest elevation and longest vertical drop. The lake is beautiful and winter activities include lake cruises on a paddle steamer, nature walks and fishing. The casinos have gambling, food and live shows in abundance – a 24-hour nightlife if you wish!

Heavenly_mountain-resort-winter-hero_560x180Heavenly Mountain Resort boasts 97 runs and 30 lifts that are spread between California and Nevada and four base facilities.

Don’t miss The DJ Cat, Heavenly’s custom-built mobile DJ station on the back of a snow cat, which brings the party to the slopes with 52 high-output speakers and 1,200 watts of power. Lift passes range from $60 to $109 depending on age.

 

 

Brian Head

329 South Highway 143, Brian Head, UT 84719

866-930-1010

Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm

237c082275Brian Head Ski Resort is located 3 hours north of Las Vegas inside the Dixie National Forest and is Utah’s highest-elevation ski resort. The resort has 8 chairlifts, 71 runs, and over 650 skiable acres. It also features a bridge between its two skiable mountains.

The resort offers family-friendly activities including snow tubing, night skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. The ski terrain is perfect for beginner and intermediate riders and is generally uncrowded and inexpensive compared to other ski resorts. If you are looking for a laid back and family friendly atmosphere, Brian Head is for you. Lift passes range from $20 to $60.

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