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Summer Sale for Ski Resort Passes Ends Saturday

Summer Sale for Ski Resort Passes Ends Saturday

Skiers have until Saturday to get a deal on season passes for the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.

People can save up to 55 percent off the prices charged during the season for passes.

Summer sale pricing for 2013/14 season passes is as follows:

Events, Closures and Fire Restrictions for Spring Mountains

Events, Closures and Fire Restrictions for Spring Mountains

With the high heat in the Las Vegas valley, many people will be tempted to escape the temperatures by heading into the mountains.

The Forest Service has several alerts it wants to make people aware of, before they go.

This weekend is the service's official kickoff to summer. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area will host fun activities, outdoor demonstrations and workshops on native plants and animals.

The event will be held Saturday at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Besides the event, there are some closures people should know about. Deer Creek Highway, otherwise known as Highway 159, will be closed to through traffic June 11 and 12 for construction. The road to Hilltop Campground and Deer Creek Picnic Area will be open.

Old Mill, Foxtail, and Kyle Canyon Picnic Areas are currently closed for construction. Also, Mahogany Grove, McWilliams, Kyle Canyon and Dolomite Campgrounds are closed.  

Ski Resort's Summer Season Starts Saturday

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) begins its 2013 summer season Saturday.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Bighorn Grill and Bristlecone Bar will be open during regular summer hours.

This summer, the U.S. Forest Service is renovating its campgrounds so LVSSR is offering the only sites available in Lee Canyon.

During Memorial Day weekend, free scenic chairlift rides are offered to those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, as well as their families.

Passes for summer activities can be purchased at Lee Canyon General Store and online at skilasvegas.com. The summer season is scheduled to last until Sept. 2. Summer season pricing is as follows:

Open House to Educate on Wildfire Risk

Open House to Educate on Wildfire Risk


The Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies are hosting a wildfire awareness day from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Red Rock National Conservation Area Visitors Center.

People are invited to learn about how to be wildfire prepared. Volunteer fire stations and citizen advisory groups also have scheduled cleanups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Mountain Springs near Highway 160 and mile marker 19, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 on Mount Charleston on June 8.

Wildfire Awareness Week runs through May 11 this year in Nevada, but cleaning up dry debris and brush is encouraged throughout the warmest months to reduce fire-burning fuels.

Tips include:

City of Las Vegas Offers Summer Camps for Kids

City of Las Vegas Offers Summer Camps for Kids


Open registration starts April 11 for the City of Las Vegas' summer youth camps.

The camps are available at six area community centers and are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting June 10.

The camps offer age-appropriate activities, including field trips, sports, physical fitness, arts, crafts and nutrition training. All camps are supervised by trained staff.

Two community centers, Mirabelli and Veterans Memorial Leisure Services, will offer themed week-long specialty camps. For most camps, the cost is $115 per child for the week and $110 for additional children. A few camps will be higher priced.

Race Series Wraps Up Saturday

Race Series Wraps Up Saturday

This Saturday is the final day for the March Race Series at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.

The race is for teams of three to five people and costs $20 per person to enter. The top three times per day will be used to select winners. The event is open to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

The grand prize will be a season pass for next year's ski season.


RTC Bike Event Registration Opens

RTC Bike Event Registration Opens


Registration recently opened for one of the most anticipated cycling events of the year, set for September 2013.

The sixth annual RTC Viva Bike Vegas, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will take place Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event will offer routes for all skill levels, including a 103-mile Gran Fondo, a 60-mile Metric Century, and a 17-mile ride. All routes will begin on the Strip, and the longer routes will ring the valley, taking riders into the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

“We envision making Viva Bike Vegas the ultimate one-day cycling experience on the West Coast,” said Fausto Pinarello, president of Pinarello cycling, the bicycle manufacturer and official sponsor of Viva Bike Vegas.