Pack your skis or snowboard and come to Las Vegas’ “Green” snow resort

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Gettin lit' LVSSR

Gettin lit' LVSSR

You can ski or snowboard just outside Las Vegas, at an Earth friendly ski resort …it’s called Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) …and it is only about 47 miles west of the heart of Las Vegas.

Located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest it operates under a “special-use” permit from the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.

Parent company, Powdr Corporation, works to continually improve their land stewardship by reducing carbon emissions produced at every stage of their operation.  The ski area recently purchased 100% renewable energy for its city office utilizing Renewable Choice Energy.

Maintenance never stops at LVSSR

Maintenance never stops at LVSSR

This reduced carbon-emissions by 29,491 pounds/year, the equivalent to:
Planting 121 trees each year.
Not consuming 1,523 gallons of gasoline.
Not burning 13,625 pounds of coal.
Not consuming 31 barrels of oil.

Also the LVSSR employee shuttle bus conserves carbon-emissions and gas by encouraging ride sharing to work.   And the Sawmill shuttle bus reduces traffic and congestion in upper Lee Canyon during peak periods.

Everyone starts somewhere LVSSR

Everyone starts somewhere LVSSR

For the long term, LVSSR will incorporate green building and development practices which are certified by The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.

Now proposed within the LVSSR Master Development Plan, the environmentally sustainable lodge and facilities will incorporate many green attributes such as recycled materials …state-of-the-art waste-water management …solar energy …natural lighting …radiant heating …trash recycling facilities and more.

Snowboarding competition at LVSSR

Snowboarding competition at LVSSR

The resort recently gained approval for a public transportation grant aimed at reducing congestion and emissions in this pristine area.

This “self contained” resort installed new power generators, resulting in more efficient fuel economy and significantly reduced emissions. Per the web-site: These “tier 2” rated generators comply with the Environmental Protection Agency‘s highest emissions rating currently offered for engines of this size

Map to LVSSR

Map to LVSSR

  • Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is proud to host the annual Trash Day event every May.
  • LVSSR’s Mountain Patrol is proud to join LVSSR in being a part of Nevada’s “Adopt a Highway Program”. They conduct regular trash pick up events on State Route 156.

Per a LVSSR press release on Jul 18, 2011 —Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) announces that the Humoldt-Toiyabe National Forest Service has accepted its Master Development Plan (MDP) after many years of examining the extensive multiphase project, which will take several years to complete.

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

Included in the MDP are additions to the area including 50 trails and 10 lifts, …increased snow-making capability … parking …upgrades to equipment …and additional guest facilities that will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards.

This is a growing Eco-recreation facility in the Las Vegas service area …a great addition to the community and its visitors.  Nearest stay facilities include The Resort at Mount Charleston and Mount Charleston Lodge.

Las Vegas based Casualmere® brand bamboo clothing likes this local recreation destination …and our long sleeve bamboo tops are the perfect on-the-body-layer tops for skiers …snowboarders …and just denizens of “Oak Ridge”.


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