11 thoughts on “Nevada

  1. skitheeast March 13, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    Has there been any movement to put a ski resort in the Ruby Mountains? They get plenty of snow and are only 3.5 hours from SLC, which would make it an alternative for people looking to avoid Wasatch traffic. Elko, NV is also pretty close, so it is not too isolate and there is a place for a workforce to live.


    • Myles Svec March 13, 2021 / 3:52 pm

      I don’t think there has been any proposals for the Ruby mountains but I am not entirely sure. Places that could be good could be the area around King Peak, the area around Verdi Peak, and the area around Ruby Dome.


    • Utah Powder Skier March 13, 2021 / 5:45 pm

      Wendover is already a destination town with the casinos for Utahans who want to gamble and buy lottery tickets. I think it has a chance.


      • Danny Bryant October 9, 2021 / 10:41 am

        Nevada does not have a state lottery. The casino lobby has tremendous influence over the Nevada Legislature and I highly doubt there will ever be a lottery here.


    • Utah Powder Skier March 13, 2021 / 6:04 pm

      In Utah, all the ski resorts are so close together that no one would want to drive 3.5 hours from Salt Lake if they can drive less than an hour to Ogden. That’s part of the reason why Nordic built their six pack, to attract the same crowds that Basin gets when the Cottonwoods are closed after a big storm.

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      • Myles Svec March 13, 2021 / 7:57 pm

        Lee Canyon already has plans to expand but they haven’t been enacted yet.


        • Utah Powder Skier March 13, 2021 / 8:04 pm

          Lee Canyon sure isn’t attracting anyone from Utah. The only advantage they have is being close to Vegas.


    • julestheshiba March 13, 2021 / 6:38 pm

      by that statement wouldn’t it make sense for a resort-like Lee Canyon to expand. It would give Vegas more skiing terrain.


      • Myles Svec March 13, 2021 / 7:59 pm

        Lee canyon has a few proposed lifts as seen in this topographical map


      • Utah Powder Skier March 13, 2021 / 8:01 pm

        They really need more terrain for how high their price is. Especially when Brian Head is bigger and cheaper.


  2. Danny Bryant February 10, 2022 / 5:42 pm

    The Ruby Mountains are in an isolated area. The closest town with lodging is Elko, and though it has an airport and I-80 for traveler access, it is highly doubtful a ski resort will ever occur in the Rubies. With the connecting airports to Elko being either SLC or Reno, it would not be a tourist draw with ski resorts closer to those airports. Overall, it would not be worth the investment.


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