Skiers and snow boarders are thrilled that record snowfall at Lee Canyon this past winter has led to the ski season being extended to April 9th!
Southern Nevada Skiers And Snowboarders Enjoy Record Snowfall
According to the website OnTheSnow.com, our local winter fun resort averages about 89 inches of snowfall per year. However, according to an article written by Les Krifaton on Fox5Vegas.com, as of Tuesday, March 28th, a total of 256 inches of snow has fallen at Lee Canyon this past winter. That breaks the old record of 255 inches of snowfall set back in 2005.
And OnTheSnow.com reports that another 6 inches of snow has accumulated at Lee Canyon today, so the snowfall record continues to increase. That’s great news for skiers and snow boarders in Southern Nevada, and beyond. Per OnTheSnow.com, all three lifts are currently open and operational, and 25 of the 30 ski runs are open. It’s been a great winter so far at Lee Canyon.
Now, with the resort’s closing date set for April 9th, Market Director Jim Seely says that they will continue to monitor the weather conditions to see if there might be another extension of the ski season. Krifaton’s article on Fox5Vegas.com quotes Seely as saying: “We’ll definitely look after this weekend and approaching our closing date. We’ll see what the conditions are like and as far as temperatures and whether they dramatically rise.”
How Does This Winter’s Snowfall At Lee Canyon Compare To Past Years?
So, how does this past winter compare to previous winters for Lee Canyon? According to stats found at OnTheSnow.com and in the Fox5Vegas article, last year, Lee Canyon recorded a measly 30 inches of snowfall. The previous year, 2020-2021, was slightly better as 66 inches of snow fell at the resort. When was the last time they hit triple-digit snowfall totals? That was the 2018-2019 season when 175 inches of the white stuff fell there.
Will you be waxing your skis and/or snow board and heading up to Lee Canyon this weekend? Go for it!