|Fall view overlooking the ski area near Las Vegas|
|Entrance to the Las Vegas Ski Area|
|A look at the Las Vegas Ski Lodge|
Our first stop was the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. Yes, there is a ski area near Vegas. I was surprised too when I found out. It is close to 9000' (3000 m) in elevation. In fact, a couple of years ago I remember skiing there on the first day of business. It was October 7th. It was hard to believe that a ski area near Vegas could be open that early but I was there and it was. :)
|View from Mary Jane Falls trail near Las Vegas, NV|
Anyhow, after having our picnic at a nearby national forest picnic area, we traveled to my favorite trail in the area called Mary Jane Falls. It is 2 miles out and 2 miles back. The elevation change is about 1000 feet (300+ m) The views from that hike are amazing! My wife, daughter and I had a great time and I already look forward to next year!
Happy Trails everyone!