Nevada December 21, 2017
13 Reasons Why Nevada May Just Be The Most Underrated Winter Destination In The Country
Here’s the thing that we can’t understand for the life of us—why the heck is Nevada one of the most underrated winter destinations in the entire United States?! It’s baffling to say the least, especially when you’re able to witness the beauty and allure that The Silver State brings each winter season. The good news is, we’re able to clarify for some why Nevada is underrated when it comes to being the perfect winter vacation destination, and they may just want to change their seasonal plans after all.
1. Our ski slopes have views for days. Wait you didn't know we had ski slopes?!
Nevada has ski slopes. Yes. Beautiful ones at that. Ski slopes that seemingly go on for days and provide sensational views like this one.
2. Hiking is most definitely a thing in winter, especially when the snow-capped mountains in the background create the perfect backdrop.
Sure the air gets a bit crisper and you might see your breath, but as long as you bundle up, you'll be in for some serious winter sights.
3. A lot of our natural land remains untouched—and we prefer it that way.
Nevada has so much beauty in the untouched land that remains undisturbed and pure in its natural state.
4. Don’t think just because we’re known as being a desert town we don’t know how to honor our winter traditions.
Ice skating is still an important winter tradition in Nevada, and The Cosmopolitan Hotel does it right. Turning their pool into the ultimate winter wonderland every year is nothing short of spectacular.
5. It’s not always about the skiing and snowboarding.
Have you ever tried kite skiing? A rush of adventure and excitement all rolled into one. This is one winter sport that will easily become a favorite.
6. After a snowfall, Nevada looks like something out of a storybook.
Most visitors don't expect Nevada to be this beautiful during the winter as they presume it to be all desert and scorpions and cities that never sleep. But take a moment to appreciate what this shot says about winter in Nevada.
7. Because nothing really warms you to the bone like a nice piping hot plate of noodles.
Nevada is known for their satiating Thai food, which is especially welcomed on those cold winter nights.
8. There is nowhere else to be on New Years Eve than Las Vegas. Plain and Simple.
New York is too cold and crowded. Plus, we have stellar fireworks up and down The Strip.
9. Have you ever wanted to take a one-horse open sleigh ride? Because in Nevada you can actually do it.
At Borges Sleigh and Carriage Ride in Nevada, guests are able to take a literal one-horse open sleigh out into the snowy mountaintops to have their favorite holiday song come to life.
10. Just because we have cacti doesn’t mean we don’t get in the holiday spirit, too.
Cacti are just as beautiful when wrapped in decorative lights, maybe even more so.
11. If you’ve ever wanted to climb aboard The Polar Express, Nevada has the perfect solution.
Nevada Northern Railway's Polar Express train should absolutely be on your winter bucket list every year. Bring the whole family for an experience they will never forget.
12. What other state can say they were home to the guy who invented skiing?
John Thompson, aka "Snowshoe Thompson" was a Norwegian man who was credited with introducing skiing to the American West!
13. Because even on the coldest day, Nevada brings that pop of color that can warm up anyone’s soul.
Thanks to Valley of Fire and other stunningly beautiful spots in Nevada during the winter, the color never fades.
Let’s keep this list going! Share in the comments reasons why you feel Nevada is an underrated winter destination. Also, if you’re feeling like you need some last minute holiday plans, take a look at
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