Mount Charleston gets plenty of snow away from the slopes. In the picture, several snowshoers are enjoying a trek in one of the wide open spaces in Kyle Canyon. There are plenty of areas to practice your snowshoeing abiity. During the winter, snowshoes are a good idea on trails, especially those in the canyons, as the snowpack is pretty deep in some areas.
The Las Vegas ski and snowboard resort is located in Lee Canyon. It is the closest place to Las Vegas for skiing. The slopes generally open on Thanksgiving, depending on the snowfall. In 2004,a good sized storm came in the weekend before the holiday, which brought a timely beginning to the season as well as large crowds of winter sports enthusiasts.