On 06/26/2016 my friend Jim Herring and I decided to travel up into the Spring Mountains to escape the oppressive heat of the Las Vegas valley. It was predicted to be 109 degrees in Las Vegas. When we reached the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, it was a comfortable 84 degrees. It was even cooler after acceding the trail lift to an elevation of 8,413 feet. I plan on returning here on Friday with Bob Croke and Ron Ziance. On this visit we are planning on hiking down from the top of the chair lift. Click here for pictures and information about this trip ...Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.