Visitors enjoying some winter fun despite disappointing snowfall

LAS VEGAS - The recent snowfall at Mt. Charleston gave visitors a chance to have a little winter fun in what has been a dry season up in the mountains. 

Kids hit the slopes with sleds even though there wasn’t much snow on the hills, but they still managed to have a good time. 

"I love sledding and like falling over and stuff," said Seras Root, sledder.

While the mountains received several inches of snow this week, the US Forest Service recommends there should be at least 12'' of snowpack to safely sled.

A thick snow base will cover up potentially painful and dangerous rocks and roots in the ground.

Even though the snow may be sparse, there is enough for snowball fights and other winter games. 

"You can make snowballs and put three on top and then you can like give it some buttons and give it some stick arms that look like hands and arms, a carrot nose and a smiley face." Root explained.

If you’re heading up to sled, officials recommend not using items like trash can lids or cardboard boxes because they can be unsafe. 
 


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