Las Vegas (November 22, 2010)—Locals and visitors will have a chance to ski Vegas starting Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, when Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) kicks off its 2010-11 season. Lift ticket offices, located in the base lodge area, open daily at 8:45 a.m. Additionally, three chairlifts and one surface lift serving LVSSR’s 11 trails and Darkside Terrain Park, a freestyle terrain park for skiers and snowboarders, will run daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Amenities such as The Sports Shop, The Big Horn Café and The Bristlecone Lounge will be open for service daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Last season was the longest in our history,” says Kevin Stickelman, president and general manager of LVSSR. “This year, with our increased snowmaking ability and many other upgrades, our guests can look forward to a bigger and better season. We’re offering some great programs to help the local community take advantage of the great terrain at LVSSR, including lesson packages and a more convenient Ski Bus route.” The expanded Ski Bus route will give locals and tourists alike more options to access Ski Vegas.
Effective November 26, the Ski Bus 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
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.
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. ###