The Resort on Mount Charleston is the destination for Las Vegas locals seeking the natural beauty and sports opportunities associated with a frosty, snowy locale. At The Resort, families can hike, ski or snowboard and play in the snowdrifts while adults can enjoy the romance of a toasty spot in front of a fireplace as the white flakes gently fall outside the windows. From romance packages (including champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and late check-out) to accommodations paired with skiing or snowboarding, you can have it all on a three-day retreat to Mount Charleston’s snowy peaks. Pets are welcome in some of the suites, so your furry friend can take the trip with you.
The Resort at Mount Charleston
2275 Kyle Canyon Road
Mt. Charleston, NV 89124
Cut Above Restaurant www.mtcharlestonresort.com
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in style at the Cut Above Restaurant at The Resort. The menu is extensive, featuring breakfast favorites such as eggs benedict, New York steak and eggs, breakfast skillets, pancakes and waffles, oatmeal and cold cereal. For lunch and dinner, you have your choice of tasty appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups and stews, pasta, hot meals including several steaks and ribs and delicious desserts. This is the perfect ending to a day spent on the hiking trails or ski runs.
General Store & Coffee
Purchase a snack or necessary supplies to take on a winter hike or picnic at this shop located in The Resort. There are beverages, including hot chocolate, coffee and cappuccino, snacks, toiletries and boxed lunches (from the restaurant) in case you forgot anything at home or don’t feel like sitting in a restaurant for a late-evening munch.
Bar & Lounge
Enjoy a cocktail or grab some food at The Bar & Lounge at the Resort. There’s a full bar, comfortable chairs to relax in as you watch the game on the large flat-screen TVs and every evening has happy hour with specials. Why not enjoy some billiards as you enjoy the view of the mountains through the windows or crank up the jukebox and enjoy the tunes. It’s a great way to wind down after a day outdoors.
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
6725 Lee Canyon Road
Las Vegas, NV 89124
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, known to locals as Lee Canyon, is located practically next door to The Resort on Mount Charleston. The base lodge is situated at the base of Lee Peak with an elevation of 11,289 feet to the north of Mt. Charleston. This is where locals and folks staying at The Resort come to ski and board with the best of them. Bring your own equipment or rent it, then choose from a variety of runs from kids to advanced. While you are at the Resort, you can enjoy a meal at the Bighorn Grill or enjoy a libation at the Bristlecone Bar before returning to The Resort for the evening.
Mount Charleston Lodge
5375 Kyle Canyon Road
Las Vegas, NV 89124
If you are looking for a trip to a different destination while staying at The Resort at Mount Charleston, visit the historic Mount Charleston Lodge. You can shop or enjoy a meal at the Lounge, featuring a variety of tasty menu items (including brick-oven pizzas) and an impressive variety of adult beverages. It’s a good way to explore the mountain and experience a new venue at the same time.
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