Vegas Days Return to the Slopes, Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Opens

DSC_0004The East Coast wasn’t the only place getting dumped on last week. Snow finally came to Mount Charleston—and then it just kept on coming! Here are the latest news flurries from Southern and Northern Nevada and Utah.

Southern Nevada

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will host the U.S.A Snowboard and Freeski Association’s (USASA) Grand Canyon Series Alpine Giant Slalom/Slalom and Rail Jam Weekend on February 6–8. The Grand Canyon Series, which is hosted at resorts in Arizona and Nevada, is open to all USASA freeskiers and riders ages 5 and up with a competition entry fee of $20. To participate, competitors must purchase either a yearly USASA membership for $100 at, or a daily competition membership for $35. Competitors can purchase discounted daily lift tickets for $25 and may participate in training day for $10 on February 6 from 1-3 p.m. Onsite registration will be available noon-1 p.m. on February 6, 8-9 a.m. on February 7, and 8-9:30 a.m. on February 8. Or, register online and see the complete itinerary at

Kids Learn to Ski/Ride Locally
Children ages 3-6 can learn to ski with the Mountaineers, a four-week ski program with an emphasis on fun, safety, mountain awareness and overall skill development at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. Youths aged 7 and older can joint the Freeride program to develop their ski or board skills, take on the terrain park for the first time or try out freestyle and racing. Session 2 for all three groups begins February 7. Adults, you’re not being forgotten! There are group and individual lessons for skiers and boarders of all levels, too, from the Get Started Program for the snow virgin to private lessons for advanced skiers.

Southern Utah

Eagle Point Loves the Littl’uns
Speaking of kids, whippersnappers 17 and under ski/ride for free at Eagle Point during non-holiday periods when their parents book a lodging package through the resort. Offering the perfect balance of terrain for beginners and experts—including the steepest terrain in southern Utah—family-owned and operated Eagle Point Resort is an ideal family destination. For more information, rates and pictures of available on-mountain lodging visit their website or call 855-EAGLE-PT for reservations. Get 20 percent off weekend and holiday lodging stays through February 6 with promo code “Snowiest Month.” Wanna see what the runs look like? Check out the Eagle Point webcam!

Las Vegas Days at Eagle Point
By popular demand, Eagle Point will open for skiing and snowboarding on a few special weekdays. “Vegas Days” at Eagle Point Resort celebrate Vegas’ industry crowd February 17-18 and March 18 with a series of parties on the snow designed for them: live DJ sets and an outdoor snow bar at the Monarch lift, lodging and food specials and an after-party at the Canyonside Lodge hosted by resident DJ JayKapp and DJ Stellar. The clincher? Lift tickets are only $25 for Nevada residents (with valid ID) and $30 for everyone else.

Northern Utah

Park City
If you’re paying $40 per seat for a shuttle each way up to Park City, Utah, from Salt Lake City International Airport, you might be paying too much. Four Seasons Concierge offers a flat rate of $75 each way for up to four passengers (up to two additional passengers for $10 each) in a private SUV with complimentary bottled water, Wi-Fi and streaming TV. These prices include all applicable fees and airport taxes.

Northern Nevada

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is now open after a $60 million renovation and the property has made dining and drink its star attraction—other than the snow and lake, of course. Visitors to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore have four distinct new restaurants and two bars from which to choose, each offering diverse menus, cocktails, craft brews, including the South Shore’s first oyster bar and first outdoor dining.

Fire Break Kitchen & Bar serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, named for Heavenly Mountain Resort’s challenging Fire Break out-of-bounds run. Think burgers, Benedicts and beer-can roast chicken. There’s also an indoor-outdoor retreat with fire pits for a relaxing après-ski drink.

Park Prime is a modern steakhouse complete with a sophisticated bar, live music, stylish atmosphere inspired by the Park family, who owns the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, and have been cattle ranchers in northern Nevada for generations. The rustic, hipster-chic spot features local grass-fed, free-range beef, premium seafood, shareable appetizers, an approachable wine list and specialty cocktails in a cozy lounge and bar setting.

The Oyster Bar is the first-ever raw seafood bar of its kind on Tahoe’s South Shore. Featuring fresh seasonal oysters on the half shell and fun oyster shooters, The Oyster Bar is also Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s hub for all New Orleans favorites, including hearty gumbos, rich pan roasts and traditional jambalaya. This dining hot spot offers a lively bar scene that opens to the casino floor. The Oyster Bar is open 24/7.