The iconic Las Vegas bachelor/bachelorette party now comes with a “cool” twist — snow. Contrary to popular belief, Vegas has more to offer party goers than posh nightclubs, table games and bottle service. Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is giving new meaning to the high life when you travel to Las Vegas, with the launch of its private ski-in/ski-out heated party pad in the base lodge area.
Located in Lee Canyon on Mt. Charleston, which is 45-minutes north of downtown Las Vegas, LVSSR is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe Nation Forest. Its base lodge sits at 8,510 ft., just below Lee Peak, that’s 11,289 ft. Aspen and bristlecone pine trees, and breathtaking cathedral-like limestone cliffs surround the area for a true alpine experience. There are 445 acres of ski and snowboard terrain with 30 trails for all experience levels, along with hike-to terrain for the more advanced skiers and riders.
If your skills are a little rusty, there’s no need to stress. LVSSR is the only resort in the country to offer complimentary coaching from its team of professional instructors. Coaches offer pointers on how to stop, initiate a turn and other basic techniques. Private lessons are also available, along with high-end ski and snowboard gear, and even clothing.
Vegas has become known for its bustling downtown art scene, and LVSSR has done a stellar job of incorporating local artwork into its terrain park the “The Strip” that features plenty of jibs, rails and tabletop jumps.
While the area has been open for more than 50 years, it recently made numerous upgrades. On opening day this season a new Doppelmayr quad lift was unveiled, which means less time standing in lift lines and more time on the hill. Also new this season is a snow tubing area for the non-skiers or snowboarders in your group.
Accommodating a group of up to 15 bachelors/bachelorettes, the party yurt is $350, which includes catering and beverage. Guests also have the option to add a DJ to create a Vegas day club vibe. There’s even an option to make the trek to the mountain in trademark Vegas style with a private SUV limo service for groups of up to six people.
After enjoying a day basking in the beautiful Lee Canyon scenery, the gentlemen/ladies can head back to the renowned glitz and glam of the Vegas Strip. With hundreds of nightclubs and world-class restaurant options, this Vegas bachelor party is sure to end on an unbelievable note.
To book a private party, contact guest services at 702–385-2754 or visit www.skilasvegas.com
Downtown Las Vegas: Where to Stay, Dine and Drink
When it comes to an authentic Las Vegas experience, downtown Las Vegas is the place to be. From its vintage flare to its artsy neighborhoods downtown has something for everyone. Check out our picks on where to stay, dine and drink:
Where to Stay: El Cortez Hotel and Casino
When it comes to old school Las Vegas, the El Cortez Hotel and Casino comes to mind. The El Cortez is the longest running casino in Las Vegas and continues to boast that vintage Vegas flare. With classic 1940-50’s décor, you and your party guests will feel like classic movie stars. For more information, visit elcortezhotelandcasino.com
Where to Dine: Oscar’s Steakhouse
What’s a bachelor/bachelorette party dinner without a little beef and booze? Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s classy steakhouse inside the Plaza Hotel & Casino offers exactly that. In addition to mouth-watering steaks and handcrafted cocktails, you can also have one of Oscar’s lovely “broads” join your table for discussions on everything from current events to Las Vegas’ history. For more information and reservations, visit oscarslv.com.
Let the games begin!
By Matthew Griebel