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Residents, ski resorts prepare for winter season in southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s a time of year for native resorts in southern Nevada, similar to Lee Canyon. With the newest winter storm, Jim Seely Lee Canyon’s advertising director instructed 8 News Now there’s loads of work to do as they prepare for the season together with prepping the services, the tools, and hiring seasonal employees.

Lee Canyon snowfall (KLAS)

“Just by looking at the ground and me eyeballing it, maybe we’ve received one inch less than two inches since this morning or so,” defined Seely. “Looking at the forecast looks like this afternoon we can start to see a couple of inches per hour that’s going to happen. By the end of the snowfall, possibly around 20 to 21 inches as the storm goes so, we’re really excited.”

Snowboarding and snowboarding fans hope this can off the beginning of an early season to hit the slopes, like Brandon Davis.

“We’d like to see a little bit more snow coming in December but unfortunately we don’t get that,” added Davis.

He has been snowboarding since 2019 and takes 5 to 10 journeys together with his household through the winter season.

“I just saw that Brian Head opened up last weekend. They got a good amount of snow that came down, so I think it was historical like they were the first resort to open that early which is amazing so hopefully, we get more snow in the month of December and we’ll be able to go a lot more,” added Davis. “Typically seems like January through March are your ideal months.”

Hayim Mizrachi an avid snowboarder and a Las Vegas native agrees. He instructed 8 News Now he tries to get just a few runs in any probability he will get.

“Having a family, we have to plan around a lot of schedules and what we like to do is get a couple of families like three families together and make sure we get two trips in for the season,” mentioned Mizrachi.

Seely added that early December is the resort’s goal date to open and hopes for extra snowfall.

“A couple feet of snow surprisingly isn’t enough to open the ski area, but again there’s a lot of factors involved like moisture content and if it’s going to get warm again or not,” mentioned Seely.

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