Lee Canyon Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Nevada in USA. The resort is in the town of Las Vegas, NV.
We recently ranked all of Nevada's ski resorts, so you can see where Lee Canyon stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Lee Canyon is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Lee Canyon Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Lee Canyon's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Lee Canyon around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Lee Canyon Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Lee Canyon has a total of 24 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 445 acres, Lee Canyon Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 180 hectares, 0.7 square miles, or 1.8 square kilometers.
Lee Canyon's slopes see on average 161 inches (4.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet every year!
Lee Canyon Ski Resort Elevation
Lee Canyon Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 11,289 feet, or 3,441 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,510 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,779 feet (847 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 11,289 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Lee Canyon Ski Resort Difficulty Level
68.9out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Lee Canyon has 445 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Lee Canyon's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 45% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 45% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Lee Canyon Ski Resort good for beginners?
Lee Canyon is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 55% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Lee Canyon Ski Resort Location
Lee Canyon Ski Resort is located in the state of Nevada, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
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Getting to Lee Canyon Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Lee Canyon Ski Resort), its coordinates of 36.12000, -115.18000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Las Vegas, NV to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Lee Canyon Ski Resort.
|Harry Reid International Airport||LAS||Las Vegas, NV||3 mi|
|Lake Havasu City International Airport||LHS||Lake Havasu City, AZ||128 mi|
|Ontario International Airport||ONT||Ontario, CA||198 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Lee Canyon.
|Saint George-Southwest Utah International Airport||SGU||St George, UT||112 mi|
|Lake Havasu City International Airport||HII||Lake Havasu City, AZ||117 mi|
|Cedar City Regional Airport||CDC||Cedar City, UT||158 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Lee Canyon Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Lee Canyon Ski Resort.
Lee Canyon Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||11,289 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,510 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,779 ft|
(10% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||161 inches|