Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 | 5:25 p.m.
Rain in the valley and snow on Mount Charleston had people grabbing their umbrellas and shifting into four-wheel drive on Friday.
Snow on the mountain prompted the Regional Transportation Commission to issue a road hazard advisory. People headed to the area are required to use chains or four-wheel drive while on Lee Canyon Road, the RTC said.
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort reported that the area had received about eight inches of new snow on Friday and that snow had been accumulating at the rate of about an inch an hour.
Meanwhile, a band of rain came across the valley, said Stan Czyzyk of the National Weather Service.
Light rain was expected to fall into the evening, with wind gusts of about
30 mph, the weather service said. Temperatures in the valley were expected to fall into the 30s tonight.
Mount Charleston Resort Only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, but a world away in atmosphere, the Resort on Mount Charleston is a rustic and relaxing pet-friendly hotel retreat high in the mountains of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Surrounded by mountains, the air is crisp, the average temperature is 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas all year round, and the resort offers breathtaking views and outdoor activities for every season. The A Cut Above restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant also offers gourmet boxed lunches to take with you outdoors. The Bistro features fresh coffee.
The bar and lounge is open 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
2 Kyle Canyon Road Mt. Charleston,
NV 89124 702-872-5500