Take a deep breath. That cold, crisp air lets you know you're in for a challenge. The rush of adrenaline that follows is your second hint: You're about to embark on an adventure in Nevada's winter wonderland. With annual snowfall of up to 400 inches in the Sierra Nevada, as well as plenty of coverage throughout the state, Nevada offers winter playgrounds for skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and more.
The Ruby Mountains are flush with wildlife, mountain scenery, lakes, streams and valleys, and provide nearly endless opportunities for hiking and outdoor adventure.
It can be difficult to stand out in a state so rich in amazing outdoor wonders, but Great Basin National Park does just that.
Nevada’s largest national park is filled with fabulous natural treasures, from spectacular alpine lakes to limestone caverns and even a small glacier, yet it has an unusually low number of annual visitors. Visitors to the park in spring or fall can conceivably hike for hours on backcountry trails without seeing another soul.
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park offers a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy.
Standing out among Lake Tahoe’s selection of stunning ski resorts is no easy feat, but the truly heavenly Heavenly Mountain Resort is no average hill.
Locals and visitors to Las Vegas are likely to find just about everything in the fabulous 24-hour town. And for those willing to venture about 45 minutes away from the Strip, that includes great skiing and snowboarding.