Mt. Charleston, Nevada

Mt. Charleston is located in the Spring Mountains 45 minutes north and then west from Las Vegas off of Highway 95. While less than an hour away, it is like a whole new world. Mt. Charleston has a year-round appeal featuring housing and both winter and summer activities.

Although there are under 1000 year-round residents, Mt. Charleston has become a luxury getaway destination for Las Vegas. Besides 2 larger resorts and cabin rentals, there are over 200 campsites and 150 picnic table spots for tourists to enjoy. It is rare that access to the mountain is closed due to snow.

There is a Visitor Center at the bottom of the mountain hosted by the US Forest Service.  The Mt. Charleston Visitor Center has area and hiking maps and all kinds of useful information.

Housing On The Mountain

There are different areas for housing in Mt. Charleston. Houses range from a small rustic cabin built in the 1940s from the low $100,000’s to new luxury mountain retreats priced in the millions. Mt. Charleston HomesFeel free to look at homes for sale at the bottom of this page for every listing on the mountain. Listings are updated every 15 minutes so all homes below are available for you to purchase today. Give us a call at 702-750-7599 to schedule a private showing.

Climate

The Mountain experiences the same 300+ sunny days a year that Las Vegas has, but it’s considerably cooler. While Las Vegas’s average high temperature at Mc Carran International Airport in July is 104 degrees. At 7800 feet, Mt. Charleston Lodge averages a July high of 79 degrees! Las Vegas at the airport, has an average low temperature in February of 42 degrees, while the mountain’s average low is 20 degrees.

In contrast to the arid climate that most of Southern Nevada experiences, where the average rainfall in Las Vegas is 4 inches a year, Mt. Charleston Lodge has an average of 9 inches. The annual average snowfall at Mt. Charleston Lodge is 38 inches compared to Las Vegas which has a 0 inches average.

Lee Canyon Ski Area

Mt. Charleston is the home of Lee Canyon Resort and Ski Area. Lee Canyon features skiing and snowboarding, a tubing hill, and a snow play area beside the hotel and concessions. The summit’s elevation is 11,916 feet with numerous double-diamond black runs connecting to a variety of intermediate and beginner runs. Lee Canyon has snow-making capabilities on 35% of the trails.

Information Provided By Kurt Grosse, Realtor, Ret. Engineer, The Protector. Kurt is a 25 year Southern Nevada Realtor with a past career as a Nevada P.E., C.E. Engineer. With how quickly homes are built in Southern Nevada, his services are invaluable.

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