During the summer months, Las Vegas burns under a hot desert sun, and even in the winter, visitors get to enjoy a mild climate in the city. But just north of the Las Vegas, about an hour's drive from the Strip, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is a stark reminder that the city is located at the base of a mountain range.
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort receives an average of 240 inches of snow each year, and there are more than 300 days of sunshine on the mountain, so conditions are usually ideal. Winter enthusiasts will find 30 trails and four lifts on the mountain, so there's plenty to keep someone occupied for at least a full day.
Few people travel to Las Vegas with a suitcase filled with outdoor gear, so visitors can rent everything they might want to wear while skiing and snowboarding at the rental shop.
By AFAR Traveler, AFAR Local Expert
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