The January 2020 weekend-long Grand Opening celebration kicks off with the Hillside Lodge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown and Get Outdoors Nevada Executive Director Mauricia Baca, who also leads the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition, will be among the morning’s speakers. Commissioner Brown will designate Jan. 10 as Hillside Lodge Day. Other political dignitaries and community leaders will be in attendance. Following the ceremony, light refreshments showcasing Hillside Lodge’s food and beverage options will be served inside Hillside Lodge and music on the deck.
“We are excited to celebrate the Hillside Lodge with the community and believe the lodge will cement Lee Canyon as the perfect jumping-off spot for Las Vegas’ fast-growing population and their passion for the great outdoors,” says Dan Hooper, Lee Canyon’s general manager. “Hillside Lodge means Lee Canyon can provide more one-of-a-kind experiences for individuals and groups in both summer and winter.”
Hillside Lodge boasts outdoor heated terrace and patio dining experiences, a ski-in, ski-out bar for Vegas’ best après, a bistro with reimagined food and beverage options, and expanded restroom facilities. Expanding Lee Canyon’s offerings, Hillside Lodge includes event space for meetings, special events, and weddings. Its design allows guests to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Spring Mountains, a perfect backdrop for any occasion.
On Saturday, grand opening festivities featuring live music and the fifth annual Chris Ruby Cup, Saturday, Jan. 11. The fun, all-ages race is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is a benefit for Nevada Donor Network (NDN). Registration is $20; all proceeds go to Nevada Donor Network. Consistent with Lee Canyon’s corporate responsibility commitment to Play Forever, Lee Canyon will cover registration fees for registered organ donors, and people can register to become a donor at the event.
The event celebrates the life of Chris Ruby, a 20-year-old Las Vegas resident, and snowboarder who passed away in 2014. A registered organ donor, Ruby’s donated organs and tissues have saved the lives of over 90 patients. The event has helped add more than 5,000 registered organ and tissue donors to NDN, a nonprofit that coordinates, recovers, and allocates lifesaving organs and tissues for Nevada transplant patients.
The Grand Opening finale on Sunday, Jan. 12, will feature live music on the deck of Hillside Lodge from noon to 3 p.m.
Lee Canyon anticipates its winter season will run through March 2020, weather permitting. Guests planning to visit Lee Canyon are encouraged to purchase tickets online for the best discounts and to avoid sold-out dates. For more information on the Hillside Lodge Grand Opening Celebration and other resort offerings and prices, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.
As one of POWDR’s 11 mountain resort destinations, Lee Canyon aims to offer guests memorable experiences that integrate entertainment with adventure.
About Lee Canyon
Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 27 trails accessed via three chairlifts, 250 acres of hike-to terrain, and a lift-served tubing hill. Averaging more than 161 inches of snowfall annually, Lee Canyon offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain parks, and lodge amenities such as dining and retail, as well as a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com and follow Lee Canyon on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Lee Canyon is part of POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company.
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