IN LAS VEGAS?
city of Las Vegas triggers many visual images, but
usually skiing is not one of them. Actually this huge
city is surrounded by mountains, the tallest of which are
in the Spring Mountain Range, about a 45-minute drive
Canyon, located at the 8500-foot level, attracts skiers,
snowboarders and tubers for a great day of snow play.
Nearby Mt. Charleston Lodge and the Resort on Mt.
Charleston are popular places to stay.
folks love to visit the Spring Mountains in the summer
time too. The impressive peaks rise up to 11,000 feet and
are usually 20-30 degrees cooler in the summer than down
on the valley floor. There are beautiful hiking trails
there and even a waterfall.
flora changes dramatically as you drive up into these
mountains. The cactus and sagebrush at the lower levels
are gradually intermingled with Joshua Trees, and
suddenly at the peaks alpine trees like Bristlecone Pines
appear causing visitors to forget they are in the