In fact, northern
Nevada, with its 24,000 acres devoted to winter fun at 15 ski
areas - mainly situated around Lake Tahoe - is one of the West's
premier destinations for world class ski resorts and lodging accommodations.
An hour's drive from Sin City, Mt. Charleston
among Las Vegas natives.
Diamond Peak at Incline Village is usually considered the state's premiere
all-around ski area, ideal for beginners to experts,
including family-friendly and kids' runs, ski and snowboard instruction
(as well as top casinos nearby for fast & furious indoor nightlife.)
Rose boasts the closest location from Reno (a mere 25 minutes
from downtown) and is famous for wild and woolly downhill adventures
through glades and forest runs requiring giddy split-second turns,
along with terrains park for daredevil snowboarding action.
Heading south from Las Vegas,
check out the 40-mile drive from the Las
Vegas strip to Mount Charleston offering 11 runs, 4 lifts,
and amenities (like snow parka rentals) for a year-round destination usually granted four gold stars by Las Vegas natives.