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First snow of the season on Mount Charleston

Posted at 5:15 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 06:06:37-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It's a Winter Wonderland at Mount Charleston, or more like an "Instagram Wonderland."

Curious crowds went up to the mountains on Wednesday for the first snow of the season to take photos and enjoy.

Fresh snowflakes were falling on the ground. The breathtaking views drew in folks who just want to have fun.

13 Action News met Lily and her family at the lodge.

"Hi I'm Lily. I'm going on TV and my dog is named Nieska."

4-year-old Lily and Nieska have a solid plan.

"I'm gonna take her on a walk. I'm going to let her play on the rain. And I'm going to let her make footprints"

Others just want to enjoy the views.

Lucas brought his friends from Brazil, Virginia and Junior, with him.

"I saw yesterday it's snowing today and I was like oh I'll bring my friends here for their first time here," he said.

Over at Mount Charleston lodge, crews are getting busier by the hour, serving up folks who want to experience early winter.

"We're lucky to have our first bout of snow. It wasn't overwhelming but enough to make it beautiful."

Thomas Schneekloth owns the lodge. He says with more snow on the way, plus kids getting a break from school for the holidays on Friday, they have an even bigger weekend ahead.

"We got a ton of cocoa on hand. We got the fires burning. So we're ready for our first snow weekend and were excited for it."

If you plan on heading to Mt. Charleston this weekend, NHP wants you to be prepared.

  • Keep the roads clear. Park in a parking space or park off the road. If you are in the road at all your car is will be towed and you will get a citation.
  • Leave early. If there's too much traffic up there, NHP will likely shut the roads down and only allow residents and season pass holders for the ski resort to go up.
  • Before heading to have fun in the snow, check driving conditions, chain requirements and road closures by calling 511 or checking NHP's online updates.