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When we asked what made your knees weak in Vegas, not one of you said anything about ripping down a black diamond on the slopes outside the city. So, we're going to take that to mean that skiing has yet to make it on most people's radar of things to do in Sin City. But, believe it or not, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort has been in operation for more than 50 years. And, opening day for the 2013-2014 season is today.
Slopes opened at 9 a.m. and, though you won’t get to trample anyone, you can still save up to 25% by purchasing your lift tickets, lessons, and rentals via its newly launched online sales office, skilasvegas.com. Locals can also access special savings.
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As we continue to debate whether the lockdown of several downtown blocks last month was a beautiful disruption or not, Vegas visitors and locals should once again prepare for closures impacting travel plans this weekend. More than 30,000 are expected for the 2013 Las Vegas Marathon, running for the first time in November instead of December. The annual event requires several road closures to accommodate the 26.2 mile course, race expo, runner arrivals and departures.
Those running the event already know where they need to be and when. Those who aren't and want to either cheer the running Elvi on or avoid the area altogether should take note:
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Ok, you don't really need to bring ice skates with you to Vegas. We are a desert, after all. But, we're also a hospitality town... and we've totally taken care of that for you!
The Venetian and Palazzo have fired up their annual holiday tree of lights and will soon host Strip-side ice skating for all to enjoy for the third year in a row. Part of the resorts' Winter in Venice festivities, ice skating (ok, not real ice but close enough) will be offered November 18 through January 5. Hours will be daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission will be $14.95 and includes a skate rental. If you're a Nevada resident or a Grazie Players Club member, you can shave five bucks off that.
This isn't a sight most would expect to see in Vegas. But, don't worry. If you come to Sin City to escape it, it doesn't happen anywhere near The Strip and there's still another few weeks before the "cooler" desert weather really sets in. In order to give you advance warning, though, and an idea of what to do off The Strip in the coming months, here is our favorite winter activity.
Now, it may be a rude awakening that snow exists here. Well, it certainly does at The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort(LVSSR) which is about an hour northwest of The Strip and has already seen several inches of the white stuff this season. But, honestly, what kind of Canadian would this writer be if I didn't take the time to ensure everyone knows about it? Come on, snow in Vegas, that's crazy, right?
The weather is still toasty in Vegas so the season for getting out on the water is still here for another few weeks. We've been sure to keep you posted on some ways to get wet this summer, like heading out to Lake Mead or joining a rafting tours near Hoover Dam. But, if you're looking to do something on the water that's a little more peaceful, we have just the thing for you.
Kayaking in the Black Canyon is a great way to experience the Colorado River while appreciating the beauty that surrounds you. The Colorado River offers an experience second to none, from the canyon walls that rise above you to the beautiful blue sky overhead.
We asked if you were ready for an ultimate dodgeball and trampoline park back in June. It's since popped up (hee) on the scene and, now, new specials may have you adding it to your Vegas list.
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The Cosmo has announced that Boulevard Pool will transform into an ice rink starting Friday, November 22. New this year, even an bigger skating area as well as new eats and sips. Last year's fire pits, picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will all make a comeback as well as Date Skate Mondays which will feature the backdrop of holiday movies broadcast on The Cosmo's mega-marquee.
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When not running around Las Vegas to bring you the latest and greatest updates on our fine city, we've sometimes been known to run for the hell of it. A happy 5K downtown, a 10K to check out the airport, or a marathon down the Strip at night. Las Vegas is a unique city and with it offers a lot of only in Vegas opportunities for the active types.
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“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.” -- Mitch Hedberg
Ours is a society fixated on the innovations and concepts aimed at making life more convenient. We order room service instead of dining out, text instead of call, hail a taxi rather than walk. Our time — especially while on vacation — is a precious commodity. We want to achieve certain goals and we want to do so while burning as little clock as possible.
When it comes to enjoying the outdoors in Las Vegas, cycling can be a great way to see a lot of nature in a short time. You also have almost unlimited routes and can stop anywhere you want to check things out.
In the past, we've told you about Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire, but in our most recent off Strip adventure, we decided to navigate the trails of Bootleg Canyon instead of flying high above them!
We've previously discussed the little discussed realms of competitive billiards and hard boppin'roller derby gals in Las Vegas. We think we're now raising the bar in the obscure activity stakes. Coming in late July, an all new trampoline park is on its way. And, they'll be featuring Ultimate Dodgeball, too. We have videos.
Technically called the Sky Zone Recreational Center, they previously offered trampoline fun well off our radar, in a way off the Strip locale. But, now they are moving to 74400 Dean Martin Drive, close to the Silverton Casino. It's part of nationwide chain specializing in wall-to-wall trampolines. Something we never knew we were missing. Here's a preview from the old location: