Viva Las Vegas ski itinerary

Ski across county lines with views over Lake Tahoe before hitting the ginormous powder stashes of Mammoth and onto the poker tables of Las Vegas. Take a cheeky trip over the Grand Canyon whilst your there or visit the neon graveyard.

At a glance:

- Jaw-dropping views of turquoise Lake Tahoe from the mountains
- Wide open fields of powder leading to perfectly glades and evenly spaced trees
- Powder up to your ears in Mammoth, they had 15.6m in 2017
- Drop into the Cirque du Soleil or try your luck on the poker table in Las Vegas
- Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon

All of our itineraries are based around what you want, so we can chop and change anything or create a holiday completely bespoke to you. Give us a call on 02089 390 862 or enquire online.

 

Las Vegas

The city famed as an entertainment capital of the world, packed with enough glitz and glamour to turn your eyes into disco balls and home to some of the largest hotels and casinos on the planet. It's a place of contrasting extravaganzas with hedonistic adult entertainment sitting hand in hand with family fun. There's far more to the place than the 24 hour casinos and all the gambling that goes with it.

Set in the middle of the Mojave desert, the focal point of Las Vegas is the 4 mile strip housing elaborate displays such as the Bellagio Fountains with its 1,000+ water jets creating dancing displays syncronised to classic musical pieces, as well as the worldly themed hotels with replicas such as the Lady Liberty good enough to fool its way onto a US postage stamp. You can visit Cairo, Paris and Venice bagging yourself a gondola ride complete with singing gondolier whilst you're at it. You can even travel back in time to Prince Arthurs Excaliber if you fancy.

Las Vegas neons
welcome to Las Vegas, ski holiday multi centre
Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas city add on

Heavenly, Mammoth and Las Vegas ski itinerary

Fly into San Francisco/Oakland airport, pick up your car and self-drive to Heavenly (four hours drive).

Heavenly, Lake Tahoe - We suggest four nights in Heavenly to get three/four days skiing. The ski area is split by the state line so you can ski from laid-back California into party-all-night Nevada and the contrast is even more apparent in the town. Yet the lake still takes centre stage with a spectacular backdrop from the mountain.

Self-drive to Mammoth Mountain, a three hour meander through the mountains

Mammoth - Mammoth in every way; from the huge verticals to the sheer scale of the skiable terrain, the vast amounts of snow to the incredibly long season as a result. The upper slopes are vast bowls, chutes and powder fields leading into meandering runs through the trees on the lower reaches. Check out their Instagram for some epic inspiration - they have the most followed social team in North America. Another 4 nights would be ideal here.

Self-drive to Las Vegas and the stark contrast between snow and desert. Five hours in total.

Las Vegas - You can spend days lost in the timeless casinos or explore the delights, shows and extravagance of the strip. It's a city of a million different worlds packed into a watered spot of desert. Just make sure you get out of there before you start betting your life savings on red. Two nights is a short but sweet taste of the high life.

Fly home with all your slot machine winnings

From around £1,400 per person based on two sharing. Each itinerary is completely tailor-made. Give us a call on 0208 939 0862 and we can tweak any or all of this to be completely bespoke to you.

Mammoth amounts of snow, Las Vegas twin centre

Our top 5 things to do in Las Vegas:

Place a bet at Ceasars Palace

Ceasars Palace is one of the few old-school properties that have stood the test of time and remain/flourish today. Place a bet and slap down your chips in the most iconic of Las Vegas casinos with an atmosphere to shame any other. It's World class for a reason. And a stay in Sin City wouldn't be complete if you didn't venture into at least one casino.

Though before you go nuts on the casino floor. it's worth taking a trip to the Gamblers General Store and its library of 'how to' gamble guides as well as a few neat gift ideas if you're looking for some souvenirs.

Bet in Las Vegas, city break

People watching

Now, this may seem mundane, but the sheer scale and extravagant personalities of people Las Vegas draws to its midst makes people watching a phenomena, not just a past time. You may even spot a celebrity or two.

The Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas is a French Bistro with the convenience of being across the street from the Bellagio Fountains. So, not only do you get to watch vast swarms of people, you get to watch the famous fountain displays erupting from a Disney-esque take on Lake Como in Italy.

And since you're on the strip why not cruise along it once you're people watched out (if that's possible) and take in the city skyline.

Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas multi centre

Photo Credit: Travel Nevada

Fremont East

In Downtown Las Vegas you have Fremont East a spot of the city that is truly Instagram worthy. Born from the 'when life is beautiful' festival in 2013, around every corner is a giant mural or art structure created by artists all over the world. Pieces are constantly repaired or replaced each year to keep the installations fresh and eye-popping.

A great place to escape some of the mayhem of the strip and see a bit of alternative culture from artists such as Fafi, Mike Ross and Shepard Fairey. It essentially an outdoor art gallery just on an epic scale.

Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas twin centre

Photo credit: Sydney Martinez - Travel Nevada

The Neon Museum

Now you may have been drawn to Vegas by the bright lights of the strip but the Neon Museum gives a little insight into its history. A collection of Las Vegas's no-longer-used neons turned into an eclectic attraction known as the 'boneyard'.

Book a guided tour (it's the only way to see it) and you'll learn about the cities legendary haunts and extravagant characters through the left behind signs. 9 are up and running, having been restored to their rightful art piece status - it's a good reason to come after dark to see these lit up and the rest illuminated by coloured floodlights. Just make sure you book on the website as the tours fill up quickly.

Check out their Instagram page for a taste of what to expect.

Venice, Las Vegas city add on

Witness the Cirque du Soleil 

Now you may be able to see the Cirque du Soleil in many cities across the world but Las Vegas manages to outshine them all by having eight different performances by the renowned outfit. You'll find something to suit your taste, we have no doubt.

Whether you want to take in the ethereal and visually stunning acrobatics through fire but predominantly water of long-running O or fancy a trip through the psychedelic 60's to the music of the Beatles in LOVE there's even magic, martial arts and eroticised cabaret.

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