Outdoor industry journalist Doug Schnitzpahn, who is also the editor of Elevation Outdoors, investigated Lee Canyon’s backcountry/ski touring terrain in March 2016. His tour guide was Snow Safety Specialist Greg French, who he calls “the mayor of the Las Vegas backcountry.”
Schnitzpahn opens the article by giving the reader a good reason for his visit, “Because the skiing up here is damn good.” He goes on to describe Lee Canyon’s hike-to backcountry terrain as first-class. Lee Canyon’s hike-to ski touring terrain is included on its trail map, which visitors can pick up at the resort’s base lodge or view online.
“Skiing Magazine highlights our premier ski touring terrain just in time for the upcoming winter season,” said Lee Canyon General Manager Dan Hooper. “This article illustrates to avid skiers what the locals who ski and board at Lee Canyon already know; Las Vegas has more adventure to offer than the Strip if you know where to look.”
Schnitzpahn closes the article by describing the snow conditions in Lee Canyon’s backcountry saying, “It beats the hell out of Brazilian strippers and millennial cocktail parities and tattooed dealers dancing on blackjack tables. Everyone could be a winner here, if they only knew how to find this.”
Also mentioned in the article is Lee Canyon’s innovative complimentary coaching service for guests that has become an important part of its snow experience. Visitors have access to free coaching from professional instructors stationed throughout the runs.
Lee Canyon’s winter season runs from early December through March, weather permitting. Residents can take advantage of pre-season pricing on Lee Canyon’s season passes now through October 31, 2016. For more information on Lee Canyon, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.
About Lee Canyon
Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 30 trails that are accessed via three chair lifts and one tubing lift and an additional 250 acres of hike-to terrain. Lee Canyon averages 212 inches of snowfall per year and offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain park, and lodge amenities include dining, a retail shop and a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com. Follow Lee Canyon on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.