Lee Canyon Ski Resort

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 pass 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.

Lee Canyon Lodging:

Lee Canyon Ski 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, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Lee Canyon's slopes see on average 161 inches (63 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
445(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
161"(63 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
11,289'(3,441 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,779'(847 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
8,510'(2,594 m)

Lee Canyon Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
68.9out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Lee Canyon's difficulty level of 68.9 is above average. 90% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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.

Skiiable Area 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.
10%(45 acres)

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.

Blue Square
45%(200 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
45%(200 acres)

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 nearby the town of Las Vegas, NV.

Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
36.12000, -115.18000

Getting to Lee Canyon Ski 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 AirportLASLas Vegas, NV3 mi
Lake Havasu City International AirportLHSLake Havasu City, AZ128 mi
Ontario International AirportONTOntario, CA198 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 AirportSGUSt George, UT112 mi
Lake Havasu City International AirportHIILake Havasu City, AZ117 mi
Cedar City Regional AirportCDCCedar City, UT158 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance

Lee Canyon Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation11,289 ft
Base Elevation8,510 ft
Vertical Drop2,779 ft
(10% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres445
Avg. Annual Snowfall161 inches
Lee Canyon Ski Resort Mountain Stats