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Sleigh Bells Ring in Winter Wonderland

Options for winter fun abound just outside Las Vegas.

Luke and Spartacus are dressed in their long winter coats, patiently waiting for the people who will ride with them. Ta-Uch, their driver, greets everyone warmly.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

 

If you want to ski without driving to the mountain, you can take a bus from a couple of different spots in southern Nevada.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort began Friday its daily Ski Bus. Roundtrip fare is $20 per person, with priority given to travelers with reservations. Reservations can be made online at www.skilasvegas.com. For additional assistance, visitors can contact guest services at 385-2754.

Pickup points are:

  • Town Square  (Whole Foods, south parking lot), 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Pickup: 8:15 a.m.
  • Santa Fe Station Casino (main entrance), 4949 N. Rancho Dr., Pickup: 8:45 a.m.

A return shuttle departs Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort at 4:15 p.m. 

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

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Know the Rules for Winter Roads on Mount Charleston

Know the Rules for Winter Roads on Mount Charleston

 

With snow likely on the way to the valley over the weekend, new parking restrictions will go into place at Mount Charleston.

In advance of the winter travel season, the Nevada Department of Transportation will implement and enforce parking restrictions in the area from December 2011 through March 2012. Because of the number of visitors on the weekends and holidays, motorists will not be allowed to park or walk on the actual roadways. No-parking signs will be placed throughout Kyle and Lee Canyons. Metro Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol will enforce parking restrictions.

Ski Season Arrives a Week Early

Ski Season Arrives a Week Early

 

LAS VEGAS -- Officials at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort say the park is opening a week earlier than planned thanks to more storms and additional snowmaking power.

The resort says it will open ski season Friday at 9 a.m. with three chairlifts and one surface lift.

Opening day was originally set for the day after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 25.

An early storm helped the resort open for one weekend in early October, although the park closed for several weeks after that.

The resort is located about an hour away from downtown Las Vegas.

Copyright 2011 by the Associated Press