LAS VEGAS (Dec. 5, 2019)Lee Canyon, Las Vegas’ year-round backyard escape and a part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle portfolio, announced today that it will open for its 57th winter season Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 9 a.m. Lifts start running at 9 a.m., and resort officials expect both Bluebird and Rabbit Peak chairs, which services beginner, intermediate and freestyle terrain, to be operating for opening day. Lift tickets can be purchased online in advance of opening day for savings of nearly 20 percent.

Opening weekend guests will be the first to experience Hillside Lodge, Lee Canyon’s new two-story, 10,000 square foot building offering indoor and outdoor spaces with sweeping views of Lee Canyon. Hillside Lodge is the most significant transformation in the resort’s history.

“The excitement for Lee Canyon’s winter opening is amplified by the introduction of our new Hillside Lodge,” said Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s director of marketing and technology. “The new lodge will accommodate the growing demand for winter recreation we’ve seen over the last few years. We are excited for new and returning guests to enjoy a great upcoming winter season at Lee Canyon and believe that the new lodge will transform how adventure seekers experience the resort for years to come.”

At press time, Lee Canyon has received 41 inches of snow this winter. Seely says that if the weather cooperates, the Sherwood lift, which services more advanced terrain, could open shortly after opening day.

Season passes are also available online, including passes that offer unlimited access with reciprocal benefits at partner resorts and passes that are tailored to mid-week visitors and weekend warriors. And the Ride Local Card, which locks in $39 lift ticket prices all season for only $79, is also back for the 2019-20 season. Guests are encouraged to buy lift tickets, tubing sessions, and season passes in advance and online to avoid sold-out dates. Lee Canyon offers a variety of ski and snowboard attire and equipment for rent.

As part of Lee Canyon’s Play Forever commitment to enable participation, the resort will continue to offer its signature complimentary coaching for beginner to intermediate skiers and snowboarders that want to learn how to shred. Private and group lessons can be reserved at the Pro Shop.

Lee Canyon’s 2019-20 winter season is expected to run through March 2020, weather permitting. For information on Hillside Lodge, and pricing for season passes, lift tickets, and tubing, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.

Lee Canyon is Southern Nevada’s premier winter and summer outdoor destination, and a POWDR company. 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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