Mount Charleston is only about 35 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. It is the third highest peak in the state of Nevada.
This top year-round tourist destination is one of the most accessible spots for people in Las Vegas wanting to visit a nearby place with cooler temperature complete with skiing resorts every winter. Generally, its temperature is about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas.
Mount Charleston has something to offer any time of the year. Since the temperature is much lower in the area, many people within Nevada also visit every spring, summer, and fall to enjoy the sun and do many recreational activities.
Going to Mount Charleston
There are many options in getting to Mount Charleston. Travelers can take public transportation through private companies like Triple J Tours’ Ski Bus. This Las Vegas-based charter services company is an affordable option to enjoy the winter slopes of Mount Charleston. As of 2010, a roundtrip transportation fare starts at about $20 per person. Travelers can make reservations either online or by phone. Tourists staying in Las Vegas hotels can request for pickup service and assistance from the City Shuttle by the Centennial Transportation. The company also provides personalized transportation options for those who want more privacy during their travel.
For people intending to bring their own vehicles in Mount Charleston during winter, motorists are asked to comply with certain regulations typically imposed every winter season. Generally, vehicles must be equipped with snow chains or snow tires. Depending on the current condition of the roads, there are times that only vehicles with 4-wheel drive are allowed to pass by specific areas of Mount Charleston.
Skiing in Mount Charleston
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort in Mount Charleston offers winter equipment for visitors. There are also a number of nearby sports shops carrying a variety of sports gear and sundries including ski helmets, socks and mittens, sunglasses. There are resorts around Mount Charleston also offering equipment rental services. Guests can rent complete sets of ski and snowboard outfits and they can also benefit from the seasonal lockers available for the full season on a first come, first served basis.
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