Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | 8:36 a.m.
Light snow continued to fall on Mount Charleston this morning at 9,200 feet, adding to at least five inches that fell overnight.
The snow was measured at Lee Canyon, while the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort reported about seven inches of snow. The same storm system brought light rain to the valley, National Weather Service officials said.
The rain and snow are expected to disappear by this afternoon, but the clouds and cooler temperatures are expected to remain throughout the day, officials said. Today’s high in Las Vegas is expected to reach just 66 degrees.
If you're looking for a mountain escape from the glitter of Las Vegas, the Resort on Mount Charleston serves as a quick getaway.
The resort is a rustic-themed, pet friendly hotel about 30 minutes west of Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in the Spring Mountains. The temperatures are usually about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, providing a refreshing escape during the hot summer months and snowy scenic landscapes much of the winter.
The resort is located near numerous hiking and mountain bike trails, camping areas and picnic spots. It also provides a setting for weddings, parties, retreats and business events. Skiing and snowboarding are just a few minutes away at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.