JANUARY 3RD 2024
LAS VEGAS (JAN. 3, 2024) Lee Canyon announces today that the Bluebird quad chair will open tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m. Resort officials expect today’s storm will deliver 4 to 9 inches of snow, making tomorrow the first official powder day of the 2024 winter season. Bluebird serves the mountain’s upper terrain, so starting tomorrow skiers and boarders can enjoy Lee Canyon’s intermediate and advanced trails.
“The colder temperatures mean Lee Canyon’s snowmaking team can continue working on covering more terrain on the upper portion of the mountain,” says Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s director of marketing.
Guests should purchase lift tickets online and in advance of their visit. Winter conditions in the Spring Mountain may require snow tires or chains. People can visit www.nvroads.com or call 511 for more information.
Also open for tomorrow is Lee Canyon’s new 450-stall Ponderosa parking area near the base of Rabbit Peak, the resort’s most gentle terrain. The area also features Lee Canyon’s gear rental facility. The enhanced facilities near the Ponderosa parking area and Rabbit Peak set the stage for a smooth start on the slopes, especially for families and those new to skiing and boarding.
“Lee Canyon is constantly looking at how to improve the guest experience starting the moment a person arrives. The largest user groups for our rental program and beginner terrain are newcomers to skiing and boarding and children. Our new Ponderosa amenities mean a much smoother transition from car to snow for both groups,” says Seely.
This month also kicks off Lee Canyon’s wildly popular weekend youth programs, Freerider and Mountaineers. Also, yesterday the resort announced that the 9th Annual Chris Ruby Memorial Cup is Saturday, Jan. 13. The event is a fundraiser for the Nevada Donor Network and celebrates the life and legacy of Chris Ruby, a 20-year-old snowboarder who died in a tragic accident 10 years ago. More information is at www.leecanyonlv.com.