Las Vegas (October 26, 2010)—Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) announces its increased snowmaking capability with the addition of a larger snowmaking pond.Installed this summer, the new pond has a capacity to hold 7.5 million gallons of water—more than four times the supply of the previous pond, which held only 1.6 million gallons. The increased capacity means more snow on the area’s runs for its skiers and snowboarders.
“Our goal is to provide our guests with the optimal snow sport experience, and the additional capacity of the new, larger pond is an integral part of our achieving that goal,” says Curt Sheffield, LVSSR’s director of business affairs. “When the project is complete next year, we will have the ability to provide waist-deep powder on all of our runs, which is a skier and boarder’s dream.”
The reservoir is the first phase of a two-part project. The second phase of the project, which will see the addition of more snow guns, will take place during the 2011 off-season.
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, Darkside Terrain Park, a freestyle terrain park for skiers and snowboarders, and off-slope amenities including The Sports Shop, The Big Horn Café and The Bristlecone Lounge. 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.
About Powdr Corp.
Powdr Corp., based in Park City, Utah, owns and operates eight resorts, including Park City Mountain Resort; Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.; Killington Mountain Resort and Pico Resort in Killington, Vt.; Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Ore.; Boreal Resort and Soda Springs Resort, both at Donner Summit, Calif.; and Copper Mountain in Colorado.