Las Vegas, Nevada is well known for the endless parties, gambling and wedding ceremonies. However, there is a side of Las Vegas that most people either don’t see or it is unknown to them. The rural part of Nevada is abundant in nature, beauty and outdoor activities. With all of those components combined, that led me to attend the Spring Mountain Festival at the Las Vegas Ski and Snow Resort.
I walked out of the air-conditioned lobby of the hotel and was adorned with sunshine as I proceeded to the car. The weather was beautiful, and there were no rain clouds in sight. When I stepped into the vehicle, my journey officially began.
It was a 45-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip to the Spring Mountain Festival. On the way there, I passed all of the hotels, the residential neighborhoods, businesses, and restaurants. Eventually, all of them disappeared. My surroundings were now an endless desert occupied with cactus, rocks, and dirt. The mountains stood tall in the backdrop. Some of them were close enough to see all of its details while others were outlined in a silhouette. Cars drove by sparingly on the highway, and then after a while, there was no one else on the road.
As I drew closer to Spring Mountain, the elevation increased, and my ears began to pop. My ears popping was very similar to what happens to be when I am flying on a plane. Upon arrival, the friendly security guard instructed me on where to park the car.
I found it to be hilarious that I wore a pink tank top and leggings although, the snow partially covered the mountains. Just in case you are wondering, the answer is no, I wasn’t cold. The sun was beaming high in the sky and despite the snow, the temperature was only 75 degrees. The Spring Mountain Festival was lively and lots of fun. There were a variety of activities that were taken place all at the same time.
There were people who were snowboarding and skiing. It was pretty cool to watch some of them do tricks in the air before landing perfectly on the snow. Others weren’t as lucky as they went sliding down the mountain after performing their stunts. There was also live entertainment as six bands performed a variety of songs from different genres. One of the bands that I enjoyed the most was Stoked.
They performed some of their original music and top-rated rock songs from famous musicians who made the Rock n Roll Billboard Charts. Their fans gathered around and sang along to the tunes. Some of them started jumping up and down whipping their hair back and forth. While others were taking pictures and recording on their cell phones the performances of what they described to be their favorite band of all time. For the fun of it, I started jumping up and down too. LOL! According to my photographer, it was quite hilarious to watch.
Food and beverages served at the cafe inside the ski resort were simple. My cheeseburger and french fries were delicious. However, I was a bit annoyed that my hamburger buns kept falling apart. The price did not match the quality of the meal. Nonetheless, I devoured it and joined the crowd again.
Eventually, the festivities came to an end. I must admit that I had a lot of fun. Afterwards, I went in the car and headed back to the Las Vegas Strip.
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