Las Vegas (November 29, 2010)—Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR), which kicked off its 2010-11 season on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, reports a successful opening weekend. On Friday, the resort opened with a 12-inch base and access to three trails via two lifts, including Chair 2, which provides access to Darkside Park, LVSSR’s popular all-terrain park for skiers and boarders.
“There was tremendous excitement in the air throughout the weekend, and we were thrilled to have such a terrific turnout from local skiers and snowboarders,” says Kevin Stickelman, president and general manager of LVSSR. “The recent cold weather pattern coupled with our increased snowmaking capacity enabled us to provide our guests with a fantastic skiing experience. This is just the beginning; LVSSR is committed to providing its guests with the finest snow sport experience throughout the season,” he says. Stickelman, who has a long track record of success in ski area management, took the helm at LVSSR in September.
In addition to the area’s increased snowmaking ability, Curt Sheffield, LVSSR’s director of business administration, cites other area improvements that contributed to the weekend’s success. “The Ski Bus was packed with enthusiastic skiers and boarders who were more than happy to leave their cars behind and enjoy a great day on the mountain,” says Sheffield.
Sheffield notes that this year’s expanded Ski Bus route will pick up and drop off passengers daily at Town Square and Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino. An additional stop at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is scheduled for Fridays. Roundtrip fare for all standard routes is $20. A special Mountain Shuttle is available for $10 roundtrip, with daily pickup and drop-off service at the Resort at Mount Charleston. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online at www.skilasvegas.com or by calling the main Ski Vegas city office at 702-645-2754 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
2010-2011 Ski Vegas Ski Bus Schedule
Santa Fe Station (4949 N. Rancho Dr.)
Pickup: 8:00 a.m. Dropoff: 5:00 p.m.
Town Square (6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South) (South side of Whole Foods)
Pickup: 7:15 a.m. Dropoff: 5:30 p.m.
UNLV (4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.) (Fridays only)
Pickup: 7:00 a.m. Dropoff: 5:45 p.m.
Resort at Mount Charleston (2 Kyle Canyon Rd.)
Pickup: 9:30 a.m. Dropoff: 3:30 p.m.
Skiers and boarders can enjoy full days of snow-filled fun on LVSSR’s three chairlifts and one surface lift serving LVSSR’s 11 trails and Darkside Terrain Park, a freestyle terrain park for skiers and snowboarders, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Amenities such as The Sports Shop, The Big Horn Café and The Bristlecone Lounge are open for service daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Skiers and boarders can purchase their lift tickets at the office in the base lodge area, open daily at 8:45 a.m.
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.