The Longest Ski Season in its History: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard
Resort Extends the Ski Season into May 2010
Las Vegas (April 27, 2010) -Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR)
announced that its 2009/10 season will be extended by an additional
week through Sunday, May 2. Recently scheduled to close on Sunday,
April 25, the new closing date marks the longest season in the
resort’s 47-year history. Historically, the resort would close during
the second week of April. During the extended season, three of the
area’s four lifts will operate daily from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and all
2009/10 LVSSR season passes will be honored. Skier shuttle services
will also operate under regular ski-season hours. As added
incentives, pass holders from any ski resort in the United States can
present a valid 2009/10-season pass and I.D. to receive an Adult All-
day lift ticket for $25, a 50 percent savings. The resort’s Facebook
fans will also receive deeply discounted rates on All-day lift tickets.
Due to an early snowfall, LVSSR kicked off the 2009/10
season on Wednesday, October 7, seven weeks earlier than its
traditional Thanksgiving Day opening. Currently, the area reports a
record late season snow base of 60 inches; its average closing week
base is 24 inches. To date, the total annual snowfall for the area
checks in at 216.5 inches, which is more than a four-foot increase
over the 2008/09 season; the annual average is 120 inches.
Also showing a gain is the resort’s number of annual
skier visits. This number is up by 28 percent this year over the
previous season’s numbers. Despite the highly publicized economic
hardships both locally in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada, Craig
Baldwin, LVSSR’s base operation’s manager says that the economy is as
much of a reason for the resort’s success as is the plentiful snowfall.
This year’s El Nino weather pattern has heavily
influenced the snowfall in the Southwest U.S.; due to the high-level
snowpack in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, LVSSR is the
only resort in Nevada to extend its season.
About Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Powdr Corporation, one of the leading mountain resort owners in the
United States, operates Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR).
Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Powdr Corp. currently owns and
operates eight resorts, including Park City Mountain Resort in Park
City, Utah; Killington Mountain Resort and Pico Resort in Killington,
Vermont; Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon; and Boreal Resort and Soda
Springs Resort, both at Donner Summit, California, and Copper Mountain
in Colorado. Located roughly 45-minutes from downtown Las Vegas in the
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, LVSSR operates under a special-use
permit of the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
Established in 1963, the area offers a total of 11trails serviced by
four lifts. LVSSR features the Darkside Terrain Park, a freestyle
terrain park for skiers and snowboarders. For more information,
please visit www.skilasvegas.com.