Mt. Charleston resort offers skiing and boarding only 45 minutes away from the Vegas Strip.. In Short Shredders, snow bunnies and alpine hikers will all enjoy this resort in the Lee Canyon area of Mount Charleston. Set high in the Spring Mountain range amid the fragrant pines of the Toiyabe National Forest, the resort has made it a point to provide access to the area for all types of mountain-related activity, from cross-country to downhill skiing and snowboarding. Fourteen trails crisscross the area, and receive more than 100 inches of snowfall each year.
Vital Stats Elevation: Base lodge-8,510 feet; Top of chair one-9310 feet; top of chair two-9,730 feet Vertical drop: 860 feet Longest run: 3,000 feet Uphill capacity: 3,500 people per hour Snowmaking: 75 percent of terrain Half pipe: 500 foot intermediate half pipe