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Ski resort extends ticket sale deadline

Ski resort extends ticket sale deadline

The weather is turning cooler and it is time to get your season tickets for the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

The resort has extended its pre-season pass sale pricing through Saturday, Oct. 4. Originally, the deadline for the prices was set to expire Sept. 30.

The passes can be purchased through the resort’s website www.skilasvegas.com or REI in Boca Park in Summerlin at the Winter Pass Pick Up event Saturday. Anyone who picks up the passes will also get a store coupon for 20 percent off of a purchase.

The pass prices are as follows:

All-Access Pass which includes access to 11 other partnering ski resorts

  • Adult: $499
  • Youth (17 and under): $249
  • Military: $299

Battle Born Pass: $299

Weekday Warrior Pass: $249


Shade structure opening over skate park

The city of Las Vegas is inviting the public to celebrate the ribbon cutting at the new shade structure at Sunny Springs Park Skate Park.

The park is located at Golden Talon Avenue and Buffalo Drive.

Dalton Taylor, a student at Cadwallader Middle School, requested the project in an email to Ward 6 Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross in May of last year. Dalton and his friends used the park frequently and he thought the shade might improve the park for everyone.

Dalton will join Ross at the ribbon cutting, which will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

Ski resort opening for summer activities Friday

Ski resort opening for summer activities Friday

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is not just a place to enjoy the snows of winter; it is also a place to play in the summer sun.

The resort is opening for summer activities start Friday. The scenic chairlift rides, hiking, disc golf and mountain biking on Bristlecone Trail are all available on the mountain.

The Bighorn Grill and Bristlecone Bar will also be open for lunch or drinks on the patio. The activities will be available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

There is also a pet-friendly area. 

Chairlifts rides are $10 for adults, $5 children 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free

Disc golf, which includes chairlift ridee, two disc rental and course map, is $17. A disc golf season pass is $50. 

New shade structure coming to Sunny Springs Park Skate Park

A new shade structure is going in at the Sunny Springs Park Skate Park, thanks to a letter from a 10-year-old boy.

Dalton Taylor, a fifth-grade student at Betsy Rhodes Elementary School, wrote a letter to City Councilman Steve Ross asking for the shade structure. He felt that it would enhance the skate experience for everyone.

“Dalton and I look forward to the swift completion of this shade project for the Sunny Springs Skate Park,” said Councilman Ross. “He and the rest of the community who come to enjoy the park will really appreciate the shade in time for summer.”

The groundbreaking for the new shade structure will be held at 9 a.m. April 15. The structure will provide shade for skate park users and people watching the skaters.

Most of the project will be made in a shop away from the park and installed in late spring.


Newer, faster lift coming to Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

Newer, faster lift coming to Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

There will be a faster way for skiers to make it to the top of some of the most popular trails at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort for the next ski season.

The resort announced Wednesday plans to replace the current lift on Chair 2 with a new quad lift which will increase the capacity to 2000 guests per hour versus the current 900.

Chair 2 brings skiers and snowboarders to the Lower West Bowl, The Line, and The Strip Terrain Park.

The new lift is the first milestone in the resort's multi-million dollar upgrade which includes more trails, more lifts, upgraded equipment and better facilities for guests.

Construction starts Monday and the lift is expected to be ready to go for the opening of the 2014-2015 season. The construction also means the ski resort will not be open for some of the traditional summer activities until July.

Ski and snowboard resort offering spring sale

Ski and snowboard resort offering spring sale

Thursday is the official start of spring and the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard resort is now offering its spring sale on season passes.

Skiers and snowboarders can save up to 66 percent off regular season pricing. The sale runs through April 30.

People who purchase unlimited season passes for LVSSR can also use those passes to ski at other ski resorts in the area, including some in Utah, Arizona, Oregon and Colorado.

Go to skilasvegas.com for details on prices, restrictions and participating resorts.

The ski resort will celebrate the spring season pass sale at Banger Brewing, 450 Fremont Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. April 29. Anyone 21 years old or older, who purchases a season pass, during the event will get a complimentary pint.


New Garside Pool Begins Construction Next Week

New Garside Pool Begins Construction Next Week

Groundbreaking for a new community pool will take place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near Garside Junior High School.

The new pool will be situated between the school’s basketball and tennis courts. It is set to replace the original Garside Pool, built in 1971. The new pool should be open in June 2014.

“I have looked forward to beginning construction on this new pool for Ward 1 residents for such a long time,” Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said in a statement. “Now the time has finally arrived. By next summer, there should be a wonderful new pool for families to enjoy, at last.”

The new aquatic facility will feature a zero-depth play area with play structures and slide; a heated, four-lane lap pool with a one-meter diving board; two 19-foot-high water slides; locker rooms, showers, landscaping, an entry plaza and a shark bike rack. The entry plaza will include a splash pad water feature.