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Snowboarder Dies at Mount Charleston

The 20 year old Las Vegas man that died in a snowboarding accident on Tuesday, January 14 was identified as Christopher Jeffery Ruby.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office stated that Ruby died of blunt trauma to the chest as a result of the accident in Lee Canyon.

According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Ruby suffered injuries in Lee Canyon before 3pm. The ski patrol responded to the man and began treating him until Nevada Department of Forestry and volunteer firefighters reached him. He was then air lifted to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Kevin Stickelman, the president and general manager of Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, said in a statement, “The entire staff of Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is devastated by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.

 

 

 

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Chance of Snow on 1-9-2013

This Thursday will bring cooler temperatures and a chance of snow to Mt. Charleston. The weekend should be mostly clear with high temperatures in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.

 

20% Chance of Snow on1-9-2013

20% Chance of Snow on1-9-2013

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Temperatures on Mount Charleston to Cool Off

The temperatures on Mt. Charleston will cool off in the upcoming week. The forecast calls for a chance of snow on Wednesday and Thursday. Winds should remain calm and cloud cover should be minimal throughout the weekend.

If you are planning to come up to the mountain to play in the snow, the weather this weekend should make for a nice time.

 

Upcoming Temperatures Jan 3 to Jan 8

Upcoming Temperatures Jan 3 to Jan 8

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The Weather for Christmas Week on Mt. Charleston

The weather on Mt. Charleston for Christmas week will be mostly clear with high temperatures in the mid to high 40’s.  No precipitation is forecast for this week.

Although there is currently snow on the mountain, the high temperatures will cause it to start melting during the day and possibly freezing at night. This will cause slippery conditions. Be careful and watch out for hidden areas of ice.

 

Christmas Week Weather on Mt. Charleston

Christmas Week Weather on Mt. Charleston

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Mt. Charleston Snowfall on 12-19-2013

Here is a photo showing the 24 hour difference of yesterday’s snowfall on Mt. Charleston. The total reported snowfall was around 8 inches at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

Although the roads are clear now, yesterday was a different story. The large amount of snow that fell in such a short period of time left the snow plows busy clearing all of the main roads on the mountain.  There were snow chain restrictions in place for all roads until early Friday morning.

 

24 Hour Snow Difference - 12-19-2013

24 Hour Snow Difference – 12-19-2013

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Mountain Weather – Chance of Snow 12-19-2013

There is a 40% chance of snow this Thursday on Mt. Charleston. We might see up to an inch of total accumulation if we are lucky.

The Mt. Charleston weather for the rest of the week looks pretty nice with partial cloud cover and an average temperature in the mid 30’s.

With the high daily temperatures, the snow on Mt. Charleston has been gradually diminishing. Although there should be snow on the ground for Christmas, it doesn’t look like it will be snowing that day.

Mt. Charleston Daily Temperatures 12-17 to 12-23

Mt. Charleston Daily Temperatures 12-17 to 12-23

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Mt. Charleston Weather – Snow in the Forecast

More snow is scheduled for this weekend!

The Mt. Charleston Weather Forecast calls for up to 4 inches of new snow on Friday and Saturday. High temperatures will be in the mid 20’s with wind chills as low as -1 °F. It will be windy with gust as high as 24 mph.

The weather for the rest of the week on the mountain should be mostly clear with occasional clouds. The average temperature will be in the mid 20’s with low temps around 10 °F.

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is open and reporting a snow base of around 20 inches. The resort is currently making snow as well. All lifts and runs are open at this time.

If you are coming up, make sure to dress warm, bring extra food and clothes, and check the road conditions.
Mt. Charleston Weather Snow

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Volunteers Needed

GO Mt. Charleston  - Snow Host

GO Mt. Charleston – Snow Host

Go Mt. Charleston is looking for volunteers to be Snow Hosts this winter in the Mt. Charleston area of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.

Every weekend in the winter, hundreds of people flock to the mountains to play in the snow. Many visitors lack knowledge of the best and safest places to go, what activities are allowed, and just aren’t aware of the parking regulations or how to play safely in the snow.

Snow Hosts provide roadside information about snow play opportunities, and take part in the fun while engaging visitors at snow play sites. Snow Hosts will also help visitors have a fun snow play experience while reducing impacts to the forest environment.

Typical duties will include promoting safe snow play practices, engaging visitors in creative snow play activities, and providing visitor information at roadside stations. There will be opportunities to educate visitors about the mountain landscape and winter ecosystem. Experience volunteering in a similar setting a plus, but not required. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and able to work outdoors in cold conditions.

Snow play hosts work on weekends and holidays. Average shifts range between three to six hours. Minimum commitment desired is two shifts per month. We happily welcome volunteers to contribute hours beyond the minimum. Volunteers are needed now through the end of March.

Snow Host Volunteer Orientations will be held for interested volunteers to attend and learn more about the program on Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 11 at REI in Boca Park on 710 S. Rampart Boulevard at 7:00pm. Interested volunteers only need to attend one orientation.

For more details on this volunteer position, see the attached description or visit GO Mt. Charleston. Please contact Cody Dix at volunteer@gomtcharleston.com or 702.515.5408 for more info or to register.

Go Mt. Charleston programs at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area are offered through a partnership between the US Forest Service, the Great Basin Institute, and Southern Nevada Conservancy.

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Snow at 20 Inches and Counting

The snow keeps falling on Mount Charleston.  The snow base was 20 inches at 11:00 am and the National Weather Service is predicting 3 to 6 more inches by tomorrow.

Driving up SR-156, the snow level starts around 4,500 feet. Currently snow chains or 4 wheel drive vehicles with snow tires are required. All though the road is being plowed, when I drove up there was over 1 inch of snow blanketing the road in certain sections.

If you decide to head up, make sure to stay safe. Dress warm, bring extra food and water and make sure you are familiar with how to install snow chains on your vehicle.

Snow Base at 20 Inches

Snow Base at 20 Inches

Snow Blankets SR-156

Snow Blankets SR-156

Nevada DOT Weather Station

Nevada DOT Weather Station

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The Snow Keeps Falling

Mount Charleston Snow 11-22-2013

Mount Charleston Snow 11-22-2013

Well, it looks like winter is here! The snow began falling yesterday around noon and less than 24 hours later the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is reporting over 11 inches of snow. The forecast shows snow throughout the weekend with up to 10 more inches possible.

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is scheduled to open on November 29 and if the snow keeps falling, that should be possible.

The snow has come just in time for Snow Day which is scheduled for this Saturday at The Resort on Mt. Charleston. Make sure to come on up for great food and drink specials and awesome giveaways.

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