Snow Play at Mt. Charleston.


One of my favorite things to do as a child was going to Mt. Charleston after it had snowed. Snowshoeing, sledding, tubing, building snowmen, making snow angels, and winter wildlife watching are just a few of the things you can do during the winter.
You can also go tubing or skiing & snowboarding at the Lee Canyon Ski Area in Lee Canyon.
Then when you are done you can stop by the beautiful Mt. Charleston Lodge to warm up with some hot chocolate and snacks!

Snowplay is often best on weekdays and during the early morning on weekends.
Traffic and parking congestion due to limited space is a frequent occurrence on weekends, and road closures often occur by noon.  


Where to Play in the Snow

Lee Canyon is your best option.
This is the 2nd Mt. Charleston exit from US95 North.
The best places for snow play are Foxtail Picnic Area and Old Mill Picnic Area.

Foxtail Picnic Area
Open Friday through Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM during Winter.
Enjoy hillside snow-play with parking, heated restrooms and concessions such as sleds, gloves, and hot cocoa.
$25 per car; up to 4 persons; $5 per additional person. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Old Mill Area
Open Weekends & Holidays 9 AM - 4 PM
Enjoy the beauty of Lee Canyon at the Old Mill Picnic Area. Picnic tables, barbecues, & heated restrooms available and included with admission.
$15 per car.
Make sure to check the snow and weather forecast before heading up.

Roads
Roads are generally in good condition. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended but are not necessarily needed (especially if the roads are dry).
 Snow chains and four-wheel drive are required when snowstorms hit the mountain, so come prepared. Check http://www.safetravelusa.com/nv/ for road conditions before you head out.
There is no gas on the mountain, so start with a full tank.
Keep blankets and a bag of kitty litter in the trunk in case you get stuck.





All this information was found on the Mount Charleston Website.



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