Lee Canyon’s first-ever fall season comes to an end on Sunday, Oct. 18. The resort is celebrating by kicking-off its season of giving early with a Play It Forward Weekend, three-days of events supporting local nonprofit organizations, Friday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.

The weekend starts Friday, Oct. 16 with, Mountain Pose, a unique high-altitude yoga experience, and fundraiser. Led by renowned yoga teacher Dray Gardner, founder of Silent Savasana, Mountain Pose includes a 75-minute yoga session with music by DJ GThanx, along with meditation and silent talks. The event is 2 to 5 p.m.; yoga starts at 3 p.m. Open to people of all ages and ability levels, registration is $50 and is available at https://bit.ly/34vxhu6. 

A portion of registration fees benefits Lee Canyon’s Play It Forward Fund, a partnership with Nevada Community Foundation to support local nonprofit organizations assisting those in need. Mountain Pose attendees receive a complimentary JADA Yoga mat, a $40 retail value. Yogis should dress for outdoor weather conditions. Face masks are required.

“Especially during this challenging time, people are looking to commune with nature and find new ways to lead healthier and happier lives. And giving back achieves that goal,” says Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s director of marketing. “Our Play it Forward Weekend offers ways for people to give to themselves while helping others in need.”

Saturday, Oct. 17, Lee Canyon hosts a blood drive for American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanks to the Las Vegas’ community’s overwhelming support, registration is currently wait-list only. To get on the list, visit https://rcblood.org/327NaqP.

All weekend long, people can make donations of new socks and gently used, or new coats to Lee Canyon’s 3rd Annual Spread the Warmth Coat and Sock Drive. Supporting Project 150, a nonprofit assisting homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in Clark County, donations are being accepted at Lee Canyon through Sunday, Oct 18. People can make donations at partner locations through Wednesday, Nov. 18. (See details below) More information about the drive is available at https://bit.ly/2StUBTv.

Spread the Warmth Coat Drive Partner Locations

Powder and Sun
4555 S. Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

REI Boca Park 
710 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

REI Henderson 
220 Village Walk Dr. Ste 150, Henderson
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Lee Canyon is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 18. Guests must follow Lee Canyon’s health and safety guidelines, including wearing a face mask and social distancing.

Lee Canyon’s winter season opening day is slated early December, weather permitting. For information on fall activities and winter season pass options, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.  



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