Four Things Powder-hounds Need to Know for Winter

lee_canyon_courtesy_image_1_WEBAnybody wanna buy a hotel? The three-story, 62-room Resort on Mount Charleston is back on the market for a cool $3,695,000. Potential buyers should have no trouble finding it, thanks to the billion watts of light pollution ex-urban ambiance from the parking lot of the new $10 million visitors center next door.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is no more. The ski destination 45 minutes outside of the city has gone back to its original name, Lee Canyon. Marketing director Jim Seely says that the rebrand is in response to the resort now being open as a year-round destination. “Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort just didn’t fit us anymore,” Seely says. “We’ve evolved into a winter and summer resort. Our summer operations include hiking, patio games, food and beverage, corporate groups, weddings, concerts and disc golf.” The second reason for the change, he says, was simply because locals preferred the name. For how El Nino will affect the 2015/2016 season, visit

Eagle Point Resort—you know, the one a mere 3½ hours away from Las Vegas with nearly an entire mountain of natural, ungroomed powder—will open daily beginning December 19. On January 3, the resort will switch to its new regular season schedule of Friday-Monday. Tuesday-Thursday, the entire resort is available for group buyouts with the As You Wish experience.

For the first time in its history, the Lodge at Bryce Canyon will remain open throughout the winter season. This news coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The park is one of only three United States parks to have been designated an International Dark Skies Park. So you can get a gander at the cosmos through March 24 for $120 per night.