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.
The Resort on Mt. Charleston – Snow Day
On Saturday, November 23, join The Resort on Mt. Charleston for Snow Day. The event will take place from 3 pm to 5 pm and is hosted by Casa 1921 Tequila and Russian Treasure Vodka.
Enjoy great food and drink specials and awesome giveaways including a 2 night stay at The Resort on Mt. Charleston and 2 days of lift tickets with equipment rentals at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.
98.5 KLUC will be broadcasting live and Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort along with Powder and Sun will also be present for Snow Day.
For more details on Snow Day, please visit The Resort on Mt. Charleston.
4 Inches of Snow Overnight
Credit: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort reported that 4 inches of snow fell overnight on Mount Charleston.
The snowmaking process continues at the resort while snow is schedule to keep falling tonight as well. The National Weather Service is predicting 3 to 5 inches of new snow accumulation overnight.
The resort stated that although there is some snow, they are requesting no sledders at this time.
The snow will make a great backdrop for the Fall Festival that is scheduled for this Saturday. The event will take place at the overflow parking lot at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowbard Resort.
The Las Vegas Ski & Snowbard Resort has started the snowmaking process.
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort has begun the 2013/2014 winter season and with that, they have started the snowmaking process. They will continue the snowmaking as long as the temperatures stay cold and conditions permit.
Currently the opening date is November 29, but if the snow base gets to an acceptable level before then, that date may get moved up.
For more information, check out the LVSSR website.
2013 Mt. Charleston Fall Festival
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This year’s Mt. Charleston Fall Festival is coming up! The festival is scheduled to be bigger than last year with events including hikes, art projects, music, campfires and S’mores. The event was previously scheduled for October but because of the Government Shutdown was rescheduled.
The Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 1pm to 6pm and is free to everyone.
The location will be at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort’s overflow lot which it at the top of Lee Canyon Road/NV SR-156.
For more information or to volunteer please visit GOMtCharleston.com
Mount Charleston received its first significant snowfall of the season which started around 3pm on Wednesday. The snow came down throughout the night and stopped early on Thursday morning.
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort measured a total of 7 inches of snow.
Sadly, with the high temp in the low 40’s on Thursday and 50’s on Friday, the snow was not destined to stay long.
The Start of the Snowfall on Mount Charleston
During the Snowfall on Mount Charleston
Snow Melting on Mount Charleston
The Fall Festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 12, has been postponed indefinitely due to the Federal Government Shutdown.
The Fall Festival may be rescheduled for a weekend later this fall. If a future date is determined, it will be posted on this site.
Mount Charleston is expecting its first significant snow tomorrow. The storm system will bring cool temperatures, rain and an 80% chance to drop a couple inches of snow. Winds around 20mph with gusts as high as 30mph are predicted for the mountain.
Warmer temperatures for the rest of the week mean that the snow will not stay for long.
This will be the second snowfall that Mt. Charleston has received this fall. The first snow was on September 22 with less than 1 inch of snow that stayed for only a few hours.
On Saturday, October 12, more than a dozen Las Vegas musicians and comedians will take the stage to raise money for the Southern Nevada Conservancy.
Las Vegas Music Scene has a Heart! Benefit for Mount Charleston is raising funds that will assist restoration efforts on Mount Charleston after the damages caused by the Carpenter 1 wildfire in July.
The event will be held at The Hideaway at 3369 Thom Boulevard in Las Vegas.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the benefit beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5.
The benefit will be open for those 21 years of age and older.
For additional information on the event, click here.
Due to the lapse in federal government funding, the U.S. Forest Service is operating with minimal staff to ensure certain essential services. All facilities, including Forest Service offices and developed recreational areas such as campgrounds and picnic areas are closed. General areas of the National Forest where you may drive, hike, hunt and fish remain accessible.
For further information on how the government shutdown is affecting the Forest Service, please refer their informational pdf by clicking here.
This closure will remain in effect during the government shutdown.