An hour drive out of Las Vegas and you’d get to Mount Charleston, where you can find snow and ski during certain times of the year. I was really lucky this time, because the weather still hasn’t warmed up yet. We wanted to head to Grand Canyon initially, but because the weather was unexpectedly cold and I had no warm gear packed, we decided to do something else instead. Not that it’s any warmer here at Mount Charleston, but at least there are lodges where I can hide!
I was really excited because this was going to be the first time I see snow!!
It's quite a misconception that it's always hot in the desert. Las Vegas has desert and snow-capped peaks too! This was taken from the car.
At one of the lodges taking a toilet break. See the ski resort behind me!
My frozen hand!
Believe it or not, it's the first time I see snow. And I've yet to see falling snow too!
There's an old restaurant up at the lodge that is very quaint. I'm sitting by the fire, warming up with a cup of hot chocolate while waiting for lunch!
After lunch, we drove up to the ski resort. I wasn't dressed to ski at all, and although there's the option of taking a scenic chair lift up the mountains, I figured I'd be frozen halfway up because the wind chill was already quite unbearable down at the beginner's slope. I think I'd save this experience for the next trip! There's rental available for the full gear and equipment.
Trying to make a snow angel but because I'm on a slope, I keep sliding down!
I can't move my hands and legs at the same time. It's a very clumsy motion of moving one limb at a time! Haha, it was hilarious!
The deformed snow angel I made...