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Old 10-24-2011, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, hopefully this is the right area to post this....Anyways im headed to the states for a month with the family from Dec 1 to Jan 1. We are staying in Vegas from the 1st to 10th of Dec and i looked into resorts nearby to get a day or 2 in while im there. (in bounds not BC, im not good enough nor trained for BC yet)

So my question is, is it worth a trip to Mt Charleston for a day in early Dec? What sort of terrain is there as in will my wife who is a beginner be able to have fun or will she be overwhelmed. Any tips on the area will also be appreciated, and i did search for info but found limited info except for there being an inbounds avy that killed a kid a few years back..........really reassuring.

Any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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And of course if there will even be any snow that time of year (based on local and historical knowledge, im not asking you to tell me the future weather patterns.....yet)
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It's nothing great from what I've seen, but it also looks like you should be entertained for a day or two. The Mt Charleston area is gorgeous even if the riding isn't world class.
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thats good to know, im not expecting anything life changing but if im there i might aswell give it a trip, i mean why not right
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and now to clog up the thread some more, i might instead go to Brian Head in UT, seems it may be a better option in terms of snow and terrain choice. Again any info would be awesome
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I'll be in Vegas the weekend of the 4th we should get together one night for a drink. I can't get too wild since I have a marathon to run on the 4th.
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wow a marathon, thats about 32kms further than i like to run. Im sure ill be free over that weekend at some stage as all i have planned is catching up with some friends that live in vegas and going somewhere for a day trip to shred, so im sure a drink one night is doable.
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If I remember correctly that resort just got a 50 million dollar face lift with terrain expansion, new gondola, new snow making, new chairlifts, and a new lodge. From what I've heard from 2 long time locals it's actually a fun place to go because it's not over commercialized nor has it blown itself into full blown retarded resort land. Plus it's a 45 minute drive from the strip.
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yeah i think im going to go for a day just to go, and i might even make the 3 hr drive to utah to go to brian head, that way i get 2 days boarding and i still get to stay on vegas, then onto breck and nearby mtns, man im excited now.
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I have been to Lee Canyon (Mt. Charleston) about 5 times and Brian Head more than that. As a local, I have a season pass to BH but Lee Canyon is always there for a lazy day option. If you like hitting terrain parks, Lee Canyon is actually pretty nice. It's got a couple off-piste runs and the grooming is generally very good. Here's what it doesn't have: crazy steeps and high speed lifts. As long as you don't need those, it'll be great for a day for you.

The reason locals always slam it is you can pretty do everything there is to do there in one day.
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