Rippers and hot shots will have a new place to après-ski this winter when Chair 4 rooftop bar and lounge debuts at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. Slated for a December 14 opening, the new chill spot is situated atop the main lodge’s existing Bighorn Grill and Bristlecone Bar, and will feature table service and seating for 100; a small-plates menu from the outdoor grill; beer, wine, spirits and winter-inspired signature cocktails; and breathtaking views of Lee Peak and Mummy Mountain.
Taking theming to new heights, the mountain-inspired décor is outfitted with the up-cycled bits and pieces from a 50-year-old chairlift, including shiv-wheel cocktail tables and authentic chairlift seats that swing. Guests access Chair 4 by climbing a real chairlift tower. “We have a lot of sunny days,” says Dan Hooper, LVSSR’s director of rider/skier services, “which is unique for ski resorts.” But the entirely outdoor lounge will also have heaters. As to the name, skiers and riders have long referred to the resort’s bar as the fourth chair, “So it’s similar to how golfers have the ‘19th hole,’” Hooper says. Chair 4 is scheduled to operate 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday through Sunday as well as holidays and special events during this season.
Opening simultaneously, a hillside yurt has been parked at the same level as Chair 4, and is the ultimate mancave for 15-20 people, available for just a $300 food and beverage minimum. Inside, bachelor(ette) parties and other groups will find seating for the whole group, a 50-inch flat-screen with cable, an iPod-compatible sound system and a stocked beer fridge.
In November, the resort also announced the launch of its complimentary coaching service on the bunny hill, where skiers and snowboarders looking to make the jump from beginner to intermediate can drop in for free instruction and feedback. Reservations are not necessary, and there is no limit on the number of participants or the length of time that a person can participate.
The resort is scheduled to open November 29, weather permitting.