Lee Canyon Ski Resort, Nevada

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Lee Canyon Ski Resort in Nevada and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 860ft/262m, total trails 24, closest airport 60mi/97km, lifts 4, and more. The ski area is located in the Humbolt-Toiyabe Forest on the north side of the 11,289ft/3441m Lee Peak. You can find the ski area at the end of Lee Canyon Road, […]

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Lee Canyon Ski Resort in Nevada and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 860ft/262m, total trails 24, closest airport 60mi/97km, lifts 4, and more.

The ski area is located in the Humbolt-Toiyabe Forest on the north side of the 11,289ft/3441m Lee Peak. You can find the ski area at the end of Lee Canyon Road, Northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, a city known for its gambling and nightlife. The history of the Lee Canyon Ski Resort dates back to the 1930’s when it began as a recreation area with its first rope tow.

Initially named Lee Canyon Ski Resort, it opened for business in 1964 as the rush of people to Las Vegas created the need for winter recreation. Over the years, the resort has made a host of improvements and in 1995 officially changed its name to Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

With the recent addition of a new quad chairlift and many more changes planned for the future, the ownership group has made the decision that some things should never change and after careful consideration, the ski area, beginning with the 2015/16 winter season will once again be known as Lee Canyon Ski Resort. This change will be most noted by the resort’s most loyal visitors who have never actually never let go of the original name.


On the Slopes

  • With over 161in/409cm of snow, 300+ days of sunshine and snowmaking on 51% of the ski area, there is something for everyone at Lee Canyon Ski Resort. The terrain ranges from beginner to advanced and hosts spectacular views down Lee Canyon.
  • Above the lift serviced terrain on Lee Peak, expert skiers and snowboarders will discover the hike to terrain of West Bowl, Bristlecone Ridge, 3 Springs, and Dolomite, all of which are rated as double black diamond terrain.
  • The ski and snowboard area has the distinct advantage of facing north and with the protection of the surrounding mountains to help shield the slopes from the wind, it provides ample snow base well into the spring.
  • Lee Canyon Ski Resort with their dedicated ski and snowboard staff offer lessons and programs to help you gain the confidence to enjoy all of the fun associated with being on the mountain.
  • Lee Canyon Ski Resort is family-friendly and offers several programs for children just starting out on the slopes including Snowkids Classes and private ski and snowboard lessons.
  • The Strip Terrain Park, appropriately named for the area, is located off of Chair 2. Here’s where the action begins with rails, jumps and other features.

Off the Slopes

  • After a great day on the slopes or just an afternoon break, you’ll find an excellent selection of food and beverage available at the Big Horn Grill, the Bristlecone Bar, and the new Chair 4 rooftop patio, weather permitting.
  • Lee Canyon Sports located in the base area has a variety of gloves, goggles, clothing, souvenirs and yes, sunscreen. Also, there is a complete line-up of rentals available for skiing and snowboarding in the Performance Center.
  • Other activities include the family snow tubing area with a dedicated lift and snowshoeing at the Old Mill Picnic Area from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays. Also, the Foxtail Snowplay Area is an excellent play for children and parents to enjoy the winter outdoors.
  • While there is no accommodation at the Lee Canyon Ski Resort, you can find lodging only 20 minutes away at the Mt Charleston Lodge or hotels directly on the Las Vegas Strip only 50 minutes’ from the ski resort.
  • Prefer to leave the driving to someone else, shuttle transportation is available for a fee during the winter season.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
860 ft / 262 m

Base Elevation:
8510 ft / 2595 m

Summit Elevation:
9370 ft / 2856 m

Skiable Area:
195 acres

Average Snowfall:
161 in / 409 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 24

Beginner: 2 (10%)

Intermediate: 11 (45%)

Advanced: 11 (45%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Las Vegas NV , 60mi / 97km

Nearest Major City:
Las Vegas NV, 52mi / 84km

Nearest Town/City:
Las Vegas NV, 52mi / 84km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 8 to Mar 25

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 4

Quad Chairs: 2

Triple Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

McCarran Intl Airport  (LAS)
Distance: 60 mi / 97 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 702-645-2754

Snow Phone: 702-593-9500

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Ski Resort Shuttle

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