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Old 12-14-2011, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Green Valley
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Default How much snow is on Mt. Charleston?

Thinking about taking a ride up the mountain tomorrow and wonderiing if it is worth bringing the sleds up? I see there is plenty of snow at the resort but wondering if the sledding areas are opened up?
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Even before these recent storms I heard there was over a foot of natural snow up there. I was thinking of going up and doing the same thing. My dogs love running around in the snow too.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:45 AM
 
Location: In my house
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There is a lot of snow on Mt.Charleston right now. Go and play in it.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort - Snow Report (http://www.skilasvegas.com/winter/conditions/snow_report - broken link)
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Green Valley
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I have a parent-teacher conference this morning (because schools where I live are pretty good if both parents and students put in a little effort) then it is off to the snow by eleven. I figured with the rain here the last few days there had to have been plenty of snow up higher. I will update tonite on the conditions.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Just go to Lee Canyon. You'll find plenty of sledding spots. You'll know them by the dozens of other sledders. Inner tubes may be best up there though. Snow might be too deep for sleds unless it gets packed down. Just don't go tubing close to any trees without a helmet.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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As long as there is more than a foot of snow the forest service will let you sled/tube. Less than that is hard on the natural habitat. There is over 4 feet of snow up there now. And there are less good sledding spots at Kyle Canyon than at Lee Canyon, but there are some.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Green Valley
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It was a perfect afternoon. It is amazing that in less than an hour you are in a different world. We parked at Foxtail in Lee Canyon for 12$. There were a few other spots for free but the heated, clean bathroom and being able to see your car and leave it unlocked was worth the money. There was plenty of snow but not too much that you couldn't walk up the hill. Afterwards we went up the hill and got some nachos at the ski resort. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who has never been up there.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Originally Posted by costaricageorge View Post
It was a perfect afternoon. It is amazing that in less than an hour you are in a different world. We parked at Foxtail in Lee Canyon for 12$. There were a few other spots for free but the heated, clean bathroom and being able to see your car and leave it unlocked was worth the money. There was plenty of snow but not too much that you couldn't walk up the hill. Afterwards we went up the hill and got some nachos at the ski resort. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who has never been up there.
$12.00 to park on Mt. Charleston??? You don't know how much that pi$$e$ me off in so many ways, and probably many of the other long time residents on this forum.

But glad you had a good time.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Green Valley
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Yeah I understand. They have it open as a safe "Snow Play area." They have an entire parking lot plowed out and like I said a clean, heated bathroom. There is a good clear area for sledding and today there was a group using the picnic tables. There were other areas with plenty of parking to the side of the road with free parking. In my younger days I would have used the free spots but if the 12$ goes to good use and gives me the option of changing in to dry clothes in a warm area it was worth it. I
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