Nevada Ski Lodging: How to Ski and Sleep Better
A lot of options for Nevada ski lodging are available, depending on what ski area you’re visiting. While none of the resorts has lodging onsite, they are all extremely close to nearby cities or towns. It’s just one of the idiosyncrasies of Nevada skiing. For many of the state’s ski areas, the larger Lake Tahoe resort area offers all the Nevada ski lodging you can ever dream of.
With this in mind, here’s a quick rundown of the different solutions you’re likely to find in each major area of the state.
Nevada Ski Lodging in Northern Lake Tahoe
If you’re skiing at Diamond Peak, you have many choices about where to stay. The closest place is Incline Village, which has multiple lodges and vacation rentals to choose from. Incline Vacation Rentals offers condominium and cabin rentals to suit every size party. A four-bedroom condominium runs $160 per night in mid-January, while a full cabin that sleeps six costs $150 per night. The Village also has a Hyatt Regency Resort hotel that overlooks Lake Tahoe. This is a truly luxurious place to stay, although you are going to pay resort prices.
For less expensive lodging, crossing the state line into California can save you some significant money. Tahoe Vista is only ten minutes away down SR28 and has multiple hotels and lodges that are less than $120/night.
For skiing at Mt. Rose, there is no lodging located on site. The closest lodging is in Reno, a half hours drive to the northeast. Inside Reno, there are a number of hotels, casinos and lodges. The majority are downtown, clustered around the intersection of US395 and SR647. There are chain hotels located throughout, including La Quinta, Comfort Inn, Super 8, and a Days Inn. Prices for these hotels range from $40 to $120 per night.
Staying in Heaven
Heaven Lake Tahoe has no lodging at the base lodge. It is connected by gondola to South Lake Tahoe, CA, and Stateline, NV. The two cities are connected across the Nevada/California state line. Some notable places to stay include the Marriott’s Timber Lodge, which acts as the connecting point for the gondola from town to the resort. The Lodge has all of the typical amenities of a large hotel, but some standout features include four hot tubs and a children’s and teen play room. Average nightly rates hover around $230 per night during ski season. For a bit of pampering, the Landing Resort & Spa has an excellent series of treatments available for when you need a break from the snow.
Less expensive accommodations include chain hotels such as America’s Best Value Inn at $60 per night. The Blue Jay Lodge is inexpensive at $50 per night and comes with free Wi-Fi and continental breakfasts. Holiday Inn and Best Choice Inn are also local and only a short walk down the boulevard.
Sleeping in Sin City
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is only about an hour from the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas of course, has about every tier of lodging that you could want. From the Bellagio to the Suncoast Hotel, Vegas can accommodate whatever price you’re willing to spend. Just be sure to reserve early so you can get the dates you want for your Nevada ski lodging.
For a closer stay, The Resort on Mount Charleston is only twenty minutes away from LVSSR. This resort offers a wide variety of standard hotel rooms and suites. Junior suites come with an optional balcony and spectacular views of the mountains. The traditional rooms are quite affordable with a traditional double queen or single king costing $80 per night in ski season. Full suites are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Elko Snobowl Lodging
Elko Snobowl offers hourly busses from the end of 5th street to the ski area. There are 10 hotels in the town, from the Elko Inn Express to a Best Western to the Hilton Garden Inn. Prices range from $50 to $140 per night when staying. Almost all of the hotels are located along the main street in town, which runs parallel to I-80.