Elevation makes all the difference. Las Vegas sits at 2,030 feet above sea level while Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Park hangs up above 8,500 feet. The difference in more than 6,000 feet means that visitors can golf one day and ski the next.

Las Vegas is known for its 55 golf courses. Golfing runs year round, with the exception of the few times when snow blankets the valley briefly.

The ski area, on the other hand, accumulates the snow through winter. This year, the resort is running on an average snow pack, aided by snowmaking on 75 percent of its terrain. "We had the dry February, but have had a few storms freshen up the slopes lately," General Manager Curt Sheffield told OnTheSnow. "We're shooting to stay open till mid April."

Those looking to visit Las Vegas for a golf and ski vacation may not want to haul all the gear with them. The golf courses rent clubs, and the ski area rents skis, snowboards, and clothing.  

The resort has also partnered with Station Casinos to create what they call "skications." Lodging and lift ticket packages are available starting from $139-229 for seven Station Casinos within 30-75 minutes from the ski area. The packages include one night lodging paired up with two adult lift tickets and round trip bus transportation for two.

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort has teamed up with other lodging properties to offer ski and stay packages, too. The Resort at Mt. Charleston sits the closest at 20 minutes from the ski area, and three Sigel Group Properties off strip-Rumor, Artisan, and Gold Spike-are an hour from the lifts.

Don't forget: you can add gaming and casino fun to your vacation, too. After all, it's Las Vegas.

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Fiesta Rancho Las Vegas

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort partners with Station Casinos, including Fiesta, for ski and stay packages. Photo: Station Casinos.