For ski-fanatics, families that enjoy a range of winter activities and those looking to squeeze in one final ski holiday before the season ends, Nevada is a fantastic choice for a last minute winter break. With the slopes in Nevada open until Spring 2019, and many resorts experiencing over 30 inches of snow, visitors to the Silver State can continue to take part in skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides and much more. For those looking to wake up in the mountains one last time, check out our pick of the top ski and winter holidays in Nevada.
Snowmobiles and sleigh rides at Tahoe South
For those looking to escape the chill in the UK and take part in a selection of winter activities, Tahoe South welcomes skiers and snowboarders until mid-May 2019. While skiing and snowboarding are the go-to-activities, there are countless other ways to enjoy the winter weather in the region. Guests can try their hand at snowshoeing, allowing outdoor enthusiasts an amazing chance to marvel at the spectacular views and explore the back-country trails and snow-covered trees. Other not-to-be-missed winter activities include stunning sleigh rides, where guests will go dashing through the snow across snow-covered fields and pine-filled forests, accompanied by draft horses.
Fun for the whole family at Reno Tahoe
From snowboarding and cross-country skiing to dog sledding and sleigh rides for the kids, Reno Tahoe offers something for everyone visiting at the end of the ski season. With an average of 300 days of sun per year and heavy snowfall until April 2019, this is the perfect destination for skiers of all abilities. Resorts in the region include Soda Springs, one of America’s original ski resorts and Kirkwood Mountain Resort which is uniquely located atop the Sierra Crest with elevations ranging from 7,800 ft. to 9,800 ft. With some slopes a mere 25 minute drive from Reno, and most within an hour’s drive from the ‘Biggest Little City’, it is easy for visitors to maximise their day by staying in the city. For those travelling with youngsters, families can take part in dog sledding, ice skating and sleigh rides.
Enjoy skiing at Diamond Peak until April 2019
Open for winter sports until April 2019, Diamond Peak is a great place for beginners to learn how to ski or snowboard. For those who are more experienced, there are a number of black runs to choose from including the difficult Solitude Canyon slope. There are also snow parks which feature an assortment of rails, boxes, kickers, table tops and more, giving riders of all abilities plenty of opportunity for going big or learning to slide. The best part of the runs are the truly breath-taking views of the lake as you ski down the mountain. Open until mid-April, skiers have the chance to escape to Nevada to enjoy a last minute ski break.
Gondola rides, tubing and mountain coasters at Heavenly Ski Resort
The winter season at Heavenly Ski Resort is open to guests until 21st April 2019. For those keen to explore activities outside of skiing, the greatest views of Lake Tahoe can be experienced on a scenic Gondola Ride in the Heavenly Village. The Observation Deck is not to be missed and provides panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Named by Fox News Travel as the #1 Tubing Hill in America, this fun and exhilarating activity is perfect for young children and adults alike. For the ultimate thrill, the Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster will accelerate riders through forest and natural rock formations and snow-capped forests to enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the mountain.
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