Parents and kids enjoy day of snow-filled fun on Mt. Charleston

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The saying, ‘what a difference a day makes,’ rang all too true in the Las Vegas valley Friday because one day after more than half a foot of snow fell in some parts of the valley, it all quickly went away.

But that wasn’t the case in the mountains. Mt. Charleston is still packed with snow, which is why many parents and kids made the trek up the mountain to enjoy a ski and snow day.

The saying, 'what a difference a day makes,' rang all too true in the Las Vegas valley Friday because one day after more than half a foot of snow fell in some parts of the valley, it all quickly vanished.

Darlene Melendez, 8 News NOW Reporter: “What’s your favorite thing about the snow?”
Sofia Lambaren, 1st-grader: “Doing snow angels.”

Little Sofia spent the day on Mt. Charleston with her family.

Sofia: “I was mad on Thursday.”
Darlene: “Why were you mad?”
Sophia: “Because I couldn’t go to school!”

Rebecca Hmarzec already had the day off, so she brought her family up on Mt. Charleston to enjoy the snow day as well.

“How many snowmen are we gonna build,” Marzec asked.
And sure enough, her kids followed her question up with an enthusiastic answer of, “100!”

“He was like ‘well it’s either play video games or play in the snow, so let’s go play in the snow!’ So he was excited to be out for the day,” Marzec said.

Friday was Marzec’s son Jason’s very first time in the snow.

“I made a baby snowball,” Jason Leo said.

“As soon as we got out of the car he’s in it; he’s rolling around in it sitting in it. I think he almost thinks it’s sand; doesn’t even know what to do in it,” said Marzec.

It was a busy day on the slopes at Lee Canyon Ski Resort as well. 

Anyone planning to head to Mt. Charleston over the weekend should keep in mind that it’s going to be very busy. Also, remember that the drive up the mountain is limited to two lanes, so any issues that arise will create longer delays.

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