Owners Bet Long Term With Las Vegas Resort Upgrades
With a $35 million master plan in place, Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort has taken a giant first step with a new chairlift in its beginner area.
The chairlift up Rabbit Peak now carries four persons per chair – a doubling of its capacity – to the prime learning area of novice skiers and snowboarders. The lift also will provide future access to a new parking lot and base lodge included in the resort’s long-term planning.
“The new chairlift will provide a safer, faster and more energy efficient lift, improving the guest experience, especially for our visitors who are new to skiing or snowboarding,” said general manager Kevin Stickelman.
Also new at the mountain that is located 50 miles outside of Sin City is a remodeling of the Bighorn Grill – complete with new kitchen, dining room and service area. The menu also got an upgrade with more healthy, made-to-order dishes and a baked potato bar.
Due to open early this season will be a new on-mountain grill a the junction of Bimbo and Flying Home runs, off Chairlift 2. The new eatery will feature snacks, wine, beer and other beverages for skiers and riders needing a pick-me-up during the day. The grill will be open only on weekends and during holiday periods.
The owners also have announced plans for more than a dozen new trails in the coming seasons. The layout of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort gives novices and intermediates plenty of lift-served room to roam, while advanced and experts can get off-piste by hiking into four bowl and glade areas above the lifts. The mountain tops out at 11, 289 feet above sea level.
Photo: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Center