Las Vegas (Dec. 21, 2011)—Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) currently reports a 50-inch snow base, with 81-inches of total seasonal snowfall. This outranks other regional resorts including Alta and Brianhead Resorts in Utah, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Calif., and Aspen Snowmass in Colo.
LVSSR has experienced several heavy storms this season, including the Dec. 1 storm, which dropped over 39 inches at the resort in a 24-hour period.
“If you’re looking for a white Christmas, we’ve got you covered,” says Kevin Stickelman, LVSSR’s president and general manager. “Last season we received 288 inches and call this a holiday miracle if you must, but at the moment, Las Vegas has more snow than many ski areas in the region.”
This season marked another historical first for LVSSR when it became the first ski area in the United States to open its lift served terrain for the 2011/12 season on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m. Claiming first-to-open honors came on the heels of the announcement of a $35 million master development plan that when completed will increase LVSSR’s trails to 50 and the number of lifts to 10.
This season’s additions include five new high efficiency snowmaking guns, two new yurts for the expanded ski school and beginner programs, expanded deck seating at the base lodge, and an upgraded software program that reduces wait time at the lifts among other features.
About Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, LVSSR offers guests access to 11 trails via three chair lifts and one surface lift. The area features LVSSR’s Ski & Snowboard School, The Strip Terrain Park, a freestyle terrain park for skiers and snowboarders, and off-slope amenities. Powdr Corp., a leading mountain resort company, operates LVSSR in partnership with the USDA Forest Service under a special-use permit. Visitors may access LVSSR from the city via the Ski Vegas Ski Bus, a shuttle service operated with the support of the USDA Forest Service and operated by Triple J Tours (CPCN #2032). For more information, please visit www.skilasvegas.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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