Unless you're a local or know one, skiing or snowboarding would probably be the last thing that comes to mind when you're visiting Las Vegas. I mean, it is the desert. Little did you know, only 45 minutes away from the strip lies Lee Canyon, which is part of the Powdr Corporation.
The resort may seem tiny, with just 3 lifts. However, it leads to 30 snow trails. They also have snow tubing. Here are a few things that the ski and snowboard resort offers:
- Complimentary coaching for beginners and intermediates looking to improve their skills
- All-day kids school program, which includes coaching, equipment rental, and lunch
- Private lessons for kids under 5 - for future winter olympians
- Race development program for kids and adults looking to improve their technical and tactical skiing skills
- Equipment rental, gear shop
- A full bar and a restaurant offering hot breakfast, grilled items, burgers, soups, hand tossed salads, and snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day
My Thoughts About the Resort
As someone who likes to butter and do ground tricks, I especially love the ski and snowboard resort's wide trails. It allows me to practice and do tricks without having to worry about bumping into other shredders.
Lee Canyon Ski and Snowboard Resort also has a super chill snow cabana, where you and your friends can relax on plush seats after a day of shredding. It has adjustable temperature (go ahead, make it toasty), a big screen TV, and speaker dock so you can listen to your shredding playlist. Oh, and they deliver your food to you. Talk about VIPing it in Vegas.
The only thing that I'm a bit griped about is parking isn't free. I've been going to this resort several years now, and I've never paid for parking - until now. Other than that, this place is heaven sent from the ski/snowboard gods. Especially when you're there for a conference or tradeshow. What's a better way to reward yourself after a long work event than spending a day playing in the snow doing a sport that you love? Nothing. The answer is nothing.
Given that it's a short drive from the strip, it's definitely worth extending your visit by at least one day.