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 in the winter. You can also go tubing or ski & snowboard at the Lee Canyon Ski Area in Lee Canyon.
Then when you are done you can stop by the beautiful Resort on Mt. Charleston 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 are Foxtail Picnic Area and Old Mill Picnic Area, which are fee areas that have bathrooms and parking. Other open places include the Lee Meadows, Sawmill Picnic Area, Bristlecone Trail for snowshoe hiking.
Foxtail Picnic Area will open for snow play on weekends when there are 12 inches or more of snow.
Make sure to check the Kyle Canyon Weather Forecast before heading up!

Parking
Parking is available on designated pull offs along Deer Creek Highway and Lee Canyon Road.
 All wheels must be to the right of the white line (fog line) to allow emergency vehicles to pass. Illegally parked vehicles can be fined and towed.
 No parking is allowed along Kyle Canyon Road past Fletcher View Campground, except in designated areas. Please follow "No Parking" restrictions and be mindful that parking is limited during the winter.

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 snow storms hit the mountain, so come prepared. Check http://www.safetravelusa.com/nv/ for road conditions before you head out.

Fees
Some snow play areas are free but are often very crowded with limited parking. Each of the campgrounds and picnic areas that are open are $5 per person.
 Parking at the Lee Canyon Ski Area is $5 a day or $20 for the season.


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All this information was found on the Mount Charleston Website.



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