I have never done any touring and dont really have the gear for it. I wouldn't mind getting into it though. I'm pretty new to Vegas and have only been there one winter, and it was a less than snowy one. I have heard from some of my mountain biking buddies, who also snowboard, say that there are some good lines to be had above the resort. I'm not sure how you would get to them though. I guess one could fork out the $60 dollars for a pass ride to the top of the resort and hike from there. I have a feeling the resort discourages that but if one was determined I'm sure you could get away with it.