UPDATE: Mount Charleston was the place to be before winter vacation is over.
Kids and adults were out sledding, falling and laughing
You can tell it's popular because the snow was packed down creating basically a sheet of ice. This made getting up hills difficult, but going down incredibly fast.
For many of the kids there, this is the last day of freedom. School starts Tuesday.
Mount Charleston has been so popular, some roads had to be shut down.
Some people all got an early start to make sure they didn't get caught up in something like that.
A lot of people we talked to said coming up here is a tradition. But this year there's more snow, making on the ride that much better.
Mt. Charleston Winter Alliance reminds the public to recreate responsibly when visiting Mt. Charleston on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area over the New Year’s holiday weekend.
The popularity of Lee and Kyle Canyons during a holiday weekend in the winter can bring over 25,000 cars to the area.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol monitor traffic congestion and road conditions in both Lee and Kyle canyon. Visitors should expect temporary road closures along Nevada State Routes 156 (Lee Canyon Road), 157 (Kyle Canyon Road), and 158 (Deer Creek Rd.) to regulate safe access.
Road closures will be posted here. Road condition information is taken directly from NDOT’s website and visitors can also call 511 for information on road conditions and closures.