This comes as a shock to many people, skiing in the desert?  It is because of Mt. Charleston with elevations at over 10,000 ft.

Lee Canyon Resort

At Mount Charleston, State Highway 156, Tel: 702-872-5462, an hours’ drive going north. Seasonal of course, starting in about November. Rentals available.  Very scenic area in a pine forest, especially in the snow.  There are about 16 trails from beginner to double diamond, open for skiing and snowboarding, as well as areas for snowshoeing and tubing.  The resort is also open in summer, with lift rides, disc golf, hiking, and barbecues, and it’s cool enough you might even need a jacket.

Ice Skating

Just to let you know, there is ice skating in Las Vegas.  Some venues include the Las Vegas Ice Center, Fiesta Rancho, Crystal Palace, and Cosmopolitan.  It’s seasonal at the casinos, so check it out for current information.  I am not a skater, but I’ve tried it and not injured myself, so I found it kind of fun.