Zero Gravity Corporation Announces 2020 Flight Schedule

 

ZERO GRAVITY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2020 FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Weightless flights planned across the country

 Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) has released its 2020 flight schedule set to bring weightless experiences to eager flyers across the country. The 12-city tour will include Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New England, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.

“We are excited to continue offering these incredible moments for flyers who want a taste of outer space adventure,” said Matt Gohd, ZERO-G CEO. “Whether you’re floating through the airplane cabin like Superman or flipping like a gymnast, it’s a moment our guests won’t soon forget.”

As the consumer space race heats up and interest in commercial space travel deepens, the flights offered by ZERO-G continue to be the only FAA-approved opportunities in the U.S. for individuals to experience true weightlessness without actually going to space. At a fraction of the cost of consumer space flights in development, ZERO-G is paving the way for the general public to enjoy the wonders of interstellar travel.

Each ZERO-G mission is designed for maximum fun. The aircraft’s interior is a zero-gravity playroom, complete with padded floors and walls and video cameras to record the unforgettable moments. When experiencing zero gravity, guests can fly the length of an airplane cabin, pour water in the air and watch the droplets hover before their eyes, release a handful of M&M’s and chase them down like a game of human Pac-Man, and enjoy 10-times more hang-time than the world’s best basketball player.

Valued at $5,400 per person, the ZERO-G experience includes breakfast, flight training, 15 periods of weightlessness, a ZERO-G flight suit, ZERO-G merchandise, a Regravitation Lunch Celebration, certificate of weightless completion and photos and video to remember this thrilling experience.

The full 2020 schedule can be found below:

  • Atlanta – March 21
  • Austin – April 4; October 3
  • Houston – March 28; June 6; November 7
  • Las Vegas – February 8; April 25; August 15; October 31
  • Los Angeles – February 15; April 18; June 27; July 25; October 24
  • Miami – February 29; March 7; May 23; August 29; November 21
  • New England – May 3
  • New York – May 9; September 26
  • Orlando – February 22; May 30; September 12; November 14
  • San Francisco – April 11; June 13; August 1; October 17
  • Seattle – June 20; August 8; October 10
  • Washington D.C. – May 16; September 19

Since operating its first commercial flight in 2004, ZERO-G has given more than 17,000 flyers the opportunity to feel true weightlessness while providing incredible experiences in 27 cities across the country. It has also hosted an impressive collection of celebrities and scientists including Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Peter Jackson, George Takei, Justin Bieber, Kate Upton, Martha Stewart, The Osbournes, Ashton Kutcher and many others.

For more information about upcoming flights, please visit www.gozerog.com.

 

About ZERO-G

Zero Gravity Corporation is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventure of space accessible to the public.  ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight in the U.S. for the general public; entertainment and film industries; corporate and incentive markets; non-profit research and education sectors; and the government. ZERO-G’s attention to detail, excellent service and quality of experience combined with its exciting history has set the foundation for the most exhilarating adventure-based tourism.  For more information about ZERO-G, please visit www.gozerog.com.

The Neon Museum Presents Creative Aging Poetic Storytelling, Feb. 15

THE NEON MUSEUM PRESENTS CREATIVE AGING POETIC STORYTELLING’S FINAL PERFORMANCE, SATURDAY, FEB. 15

WHAT:
The Neon Museum presents the final performance of Creative Aging Poetic Storytelling with Vogue Robinson, Clark Country’s 2017 poet laureate. Participants represent ages 55 to 98 and will share selected poetic works created under her guidance.

The creative aging program provides arts learning workshops for older adults in museums across the United States. The Neon Museum was awarded a grant through Aroha Philanthropies’ “Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums” initiative to develop and deliver this workshop series.

The Neon Museum’s Creative Aging workshops are designed to empower older adults to discover their creative capabilities and form meaningful connections within their communities. The Neon Museum has developed strong partnerships with the Sprat Teaching Artist program, Rogers Foundation Core Academy, Nevada Humanities, Winchester Dondero Cultural Center, Doolittle Senior Center and Atria Seville senior living community.

WHO:
Robinson moved to Las Vegas in 2013 and immediately became involved in the poetry community. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and an English teaching credential from San Diego State University. Robinson is the executive director of Poetry Promise, Inc., which advocates for the arts and provides a support system for poetry in the Las Vegas valley. She released a collection of her poems in a book titled “Vogue 3:16, Selected Poems Vol. 1.”

WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 15
2 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Atria Seville
2000 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89128

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit neonmuseum.org.

Rail Explorers Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Special Tours

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH SPECIAL TOURS FOR SWEETHEARTS

WHAT:
For the first time, Rail Explorers Las Vegas, the outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, offers two specialty Valentine’s Day tours: “The Southwest Sweetheart Tour” at 5 p.m. and an “After-Dark Valentine’s Lantern Tour” at 7 p.m. Couples will ride the rails under the stars and enjoy sparkling wine and gourmet chocolates at the Rail Explorers picnic area. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station. Guests purchasing packages with wine must be 21 or older. Non-alcoholic packages are available upon request. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net, or by phone at (877) 833-8588.

WHEN:
Friday, Feb. 14
5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two guests is $100. ($50 per person)
A quad rail bike for four guests is $180. ($45 per person)
Nevada locals receive 15 percent off any tour with a valid Nevada ID.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

Vegas Superkarts Launches Monthly Go-Kart Race – VSK League

Go-kart drivers get ready to take on the Vegas Superkarts racetrack.
(Photo Courtesy of Vegas Superkarts)

VEGAS SUPERKARTS LAUNCHES VSK LEAGUE – A MONTHLY GO-KART CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

 Vegas Superkarts (VSK) – the city’s longest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack by Exotics Racing – announces the VSK League, a brand-new monthly racing championship. Open to every level of driver age 15 and older, the VSK League hosts races on the last Sunday of every month. The first race in this series is Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8:30 a.m.

VSK League racers earn points toward the Sodi World Series (SWS), the international ranking of the top Sodi rental kart drivers in the world. The SWS represents the largest worldwide go-kart ranking system and the VSK League offers the only participating competition in Las Vegas. The more races drivers enter, the more points they can accumulate toward qualifying for the Sodi World Finals in Dubai.

VSK League drivers compete in three 8-minute races to win points and increase their rankings on the championship leaderboard. Each race concludes with a podium ceremony complete with trophies for the top three racers. Drivers can check their rankings of the SWS website and compare their records with friends and drivers from all over the world.

Drivers must create a free profile on the Sodi World Series website to participate in the VSK League. The $90 fee per race includes registration in one of two weight classes: under 180 pounds or over 180 pounds. The addition of ballast weight is permitted but not provided. If fewer than eight drivers have signed up for each race by the Tuesday before the event, the race is subject to cancellation. Drivers must provide full payment by credit card by calling (702) 405-7223. Unpaid drivers will be removed from the race registration.

For more information or to register for VSK League, click here. To make reservations for Vegas Superkarts, click here. Indoor event space is available for guests planning holiday parties; for more information about booking an event at Vegas Superkarts, click here.

ABOUT VEGAS SUPERKARTS
Vegas Superkarts (VSK) by Exotics Racing is the first go-kart attraction to offer a true racing experience where guests drive up to 50 MPH on the city’s longest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack. Las Vegas locals, families and visitors can drive the new fleet of 4-stroke, gas-powered Sodikart SR5 270 CCs (drivers must be at least 14 and 55”), Sodikart 2Drive (two seats, driver must be at least 16 and 55” and passenger must be 42”) Sodikart LR5s (for drivers ages 10 and up and at least 50”). The Honda engines offer equal acceleration allowing every single racer to enjoy a competitive and heart-pounding experience. These go-karts utilize innovative technologies providing speed and comfort. The 2D adjustable pedal allows drivers to adjust the pedals to their liking with the full floor covering to emulate the feel of a real racecar. Vegas Superkarts is located at Exotics Racing at the Las Vegas Speedway and open daily at 11 a.m. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @VegasSuperkarts (#VegasSuperkarts).

2020 Las Vegas Natural History Museum and Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Van Kick-Off New Collaboration

2020 Las Vegas Natural History Museum and Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Van Kick-Off New Collaboration

 

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum and Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Van launch a new, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) collaboration this month, utilizing music to heighten science-based educational programming at the Museum. Beginning with “Sights & Sounds of Nevada: Celebrating Biodiversity” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, the collaboration will offer families fun experiences throughout the year.

“Sights & Sounds of Nevada” features hands-on, educational activities that showcase the habitats, adaptions, and trackways of Nevada’s animals while celebrating the state’s plants with specimens, and more! Researchers from the Museum’s Richard Ditton Learning Lab invite visitors to stop by the on-site lab to learn about Nevada’s artifacts and fossils, including a hands-on specimen table.

From 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. the Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Van will offer museum visitors the chance to explore the sounds of Nevada by simulating the many aspects of the state’s biome through music. New “Sounds of Nevada” experiences begin every half hour.
“Sights & Sounds of Nevada” is included with Museum Admission or Membership. Visit *www.lvnhm.org/Visit/* for more information.

About the Las Vegas Natural History Museum
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is also a state and federal collections repository for paleontological and archaeological materials collected on both public lands and from the private sector. The Museum’s repository is home to hundreds of thousands of artifacts and fossils from southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.
Follow the Museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasNaturalHistoryMuseum/, Instagram: @lvnhmuseum, and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/las-vegas-natural-history-museum/.

 

 

About Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Van
The Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Van supports the organization’s mission to build community through music, enrich lives through culture and ignite passion through education by taking educational and experiential programs to children and adults in neighborhoods and communities across Clark County. Music Van engages the diverse community within Las Vegas through free interactive presentations customized to the needs of the group, making the power of music accessible to all. Music Van delivers meaningful enrichment experiences to schools, senior communities, broader community-based events or other learning institutions.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Philharmonic’s community, education and artistic programs are made possible by the generous donations and support of individuals and corporations. To donate or learn more, visit https://www.lvphil.org/education/music-van/ or call 702-258-5438.

We’re social! Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/lasvegasphilharmonic, Twitter: @lvphil and Instagram: @lvphil

 

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Discounts on Papillon Tours

Papillon helicopters flying to the Grand Canyon.
(File Photo Credit: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters)

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH AN 8 PERCENT DISCOUNT ON ALL TOURS WITH PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS

 

In celebration of the traditional lunar holiday, Chinese New Year, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters offers an 8 percent discount off all bookings made now through Feb. 8, 2020. The discount applies for travel between Jan. 22, 2020 and Feb. 8, 2020.

In Chinese culture, eight is widely regarded as the luckiest number because, when spoken aloud, it sounds like the word for “wealth,” “fortune” and “prosper.” In addition to the significance of the number eight, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ signature red and gold colors hold a special connotation, especially during the Chinese New Year. Gold represents wealth in Chinese culture, while red symbolizes good luck, joy and happiness.

“We wish to extend the warmest welcome to our Chinese visitors who have chosen Las Vegas as their destination for this most auspicious time of year,” said Kidist Grznar, vice president of sales, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Any of our Papillon tours will provide an unforgettable way to celebrate the arrival of Chinese New Year.”

Reservations can be made by calling (702) 736-7243 or online by clicking here. Discount will only be eligible for new bookings. Bookings must be made by February 8, 2020 to qualify for discount. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.

ABOUT PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) Grand Canyon Helicopters is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with over 450,000 passengers served annually on more than 50 state-of-the-art, quiet helicopters and airplanes. Papillon is the only helicopter tour company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or call (888) 635-7272 and follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon). For downloadable high-res photos and videos, click here.

 

Las Vegas Empire of Savings Sale rooms starting at $25/night


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UNLV LADY REBELS TO HOLD SEVERAL KIDS CLINICS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

UNLV LADY REBELS TO HOLD SEVERAL KIDS CLINICS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

All the clinics are open to kids in grades 2-8, and will take place before a Lady Rebel home game

@UNLVLadyRebels on Twitter |  Lady Rebel Clinic Registration Page 

 

The UNLV women’s basketball program will host three free basketball clinics over the next two months, starting with the first one Saturday, Jan. 11, and all three will take place right before a home Lady Rebel basketball game. All the clinics will take place in the Mendenhall Center, from 1-2 pm, and are open to boys and girls in grades 2nd-8th. Every participant will also receive a free ticket to the UNLV Lady Rebel game that day.

 

The first clinic, on Jan. 11, will be right before the 3 pm home contest against Wyoming. The next clinic will be part of UNLV’s celebration of National Girls And Women In Sports Day, an all-sports clinic that will feature several of UNLV’s athletic teams, and that will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 before the UNLV game against Colorado State at 3 pm. The third clinic will be Saturday, Feb. 22, before the home game against San Diego State, also at 3 pm.

The clinics will have an emphasis on fundamental basketball skills including: Footwork, Defense, Shooting and Ball handling skills. Registration for the clinics is available online at ladyrebelbasketballcamps.com. For more information, contact Alexis Besinaiz at (702) 895-3041, or by email – alexis.besinaiz@unlv.edu.

NEXT TIME OUT: UNLV will play a second straight road contest when it faces the Air Force Falcons in Colorado Springs, Colorado in a 1 pm contest Saturday, Jan. 4. The Lady Rebels’ next home game will also be the first of two School Day games this year, as it will tip off at 12 pm Wednesday, Jan. 8 against Boise State in the Cox Pavilion.

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

 

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

WHAT:
For the first time, Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, offers a family-friendly, fun and unique New Year’s Eve with a ride under the stars. The experience makes an exhilarating activity for families with children, a date night, or anyone seeking to establish a new New Year’s Eve tradition. Guests will begin the evening with hot apple cider and snacks on the platform, then ride the rails under the stars. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station and watch the ball drop from New York City’s Times Square with fireside s’mores. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Dec. 31
7 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.
A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

 

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

WHAT:
For the first time, Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, offers a family-friendly, fun and unique New Year’s Eve with a ride under the stars. The experience makes an exhilarating activity for families with children, a date night, or anyone seeking to establish a new New Year’s Eve tradition. Guests will begin the evening with hot apple cider and snacks on the platform, then ride the rails under the stars. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station and watch the ball drop from New York City’s Times Square with fireside s’mores. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Dec. 31
7 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.
A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

 

LEE CANYON SKI AREA ANNOUNCES DATE FOR OFFICIAL HILLSIDE LODGE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

 

LEE CANYON SKI AREA ANNOUNCES DATE FOR OFFICIAL HILLSIDE LODGE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION 


Lee Canyon is Now Open, Announces Weekend-Long Community Celebration Jan. 10 – 12  

                    Friday, Jan. 10   Hillside Lodge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

                                   Saturday, Jan. 11      5th Annual Chris Ruby Cup

                  Sunday, Jan. 12       Live Music on the Hillside Lodge Deck 

 

On the heels of a spectacular season opener weekend Dec. 14-15, Lee Canyon, Las Vegas’ year-round backyard escape and a part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle portfolio, announces it will host a weekend-long, open-to-the-public Grand Opening celebration from Jan. 10 – 12 to mark the most significant transformation of Lee Canyon in the resort’s history. The new, 10,000-square-foot Hillside Lodge is a two-story building with a modern feel that elevates the guest experience with its indoor and outdoor spaces and sweeping views of Lee Canyon.

 

The January 2020 weekend-long Grand Opening celebration kicks off with the Hillside Lodge Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown and Get Outdoors Nevada Executive Director Mauricia Baca, who also leads the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition, will be among the morning’s speakers. Commissioner Brown will designate Jan. 10 as Hillside Lodge Day. Other political dignitaries and community leaders will be in attendance. Following the ceremony, light refreshments showcasing Hillside Lodge’s food and beverage options will be served inside Hillside Lodge and music on the deck.

 

“We are excited to celebrate the Hillside Lodge with the community and believe the lodge will cement Lee Canyon as the perfect jumping-off spot for Las Vegas’ fast-growing population and their passion for the great outdoors,” says Dan Hooper, Lee Canyon’s general manager. “Hillside Lodge means Lee Canyon can provide more one-of-a-kind experiences for individuals and groups in both summer and winter.”

 

Hillside Lodge boasts outdoor heated terrace and patio dining experiences, a ski-in, ski-out bar for Vegas’ best après, a bistro with reimagined food and beverage options, and expanded restroom facilities. Expanding Lee Canyon’s offerings, Hillside Lodge includes event space for meetings, special events, and weddings. Its design allows guests to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Spring Mountains, a perfect backdrop for any occasion.

 

On Saturday, grand opening festivities featuring live music and the fifth annual Chris Ruby Cup, Saturday, Jan. 11. The fun, all-ages race is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is a benefit for Nevada Donor Network (NDN). Registration is $20; all proceeds go to Nevada Donor Network. Consistent with Lee Canyon’s corporate responsibility commitment to Play Forever, Lee Canyon will cover registration fees for registered organ donors, and people can register to become a donor at the event.

 

The event celebrates the life of Chris Ruby, a 20-year-old Las Vegas resident, and snowboarder who passed away in 2014. A registered organ donor, Ruby’s donated organs and tissues have saved the lives of over 90 patients. The event has helped add more than 5,000 registered organ and tissue donors to NDN, a nonprofit that coordinates, recovers, and allocates lifesaving organs and tissues for Nevada transplant patients.

 

The Grand Opening finale on Sunday, Jan. 12, will feature live music on the deck of Hillside Lodge from noon to 3 p.m.

 

Lee Canyon anticipates its winter season will run through March 2020, weather permitting. Guests planning to visit Lee Canyon are encouraged to purchase tickets online for the best discounts and to avoid sold-out dates. For more information on the Hillside Lodge Grand Opening Celebration and other resort offerings and prices, visit www.leecanyonlv.com

 

As one of POWDR’s 11 mountain resort destinations, Lee Canyon aims to offer guests memorable experiences that integrate entertainment with adventure.

About Lee Canyon

Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 27 trails accessed via three chairlifts, 250 acres of hike-to terrain, and a lift-served tubing hill. Averaging more than 161 inches of snowfall annually, Lee Canyon offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain parks, and lodge amenities such as dining and retail, as well as a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com and follow Lee Canyon on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Lee Canyon is part of POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company. 

 

Mesquite Gaming Prepares for Lift Off January 24-26 with Mesquite Balloon Festival 2020

 

Mesquite Gaming Prepares for Lift Off January 24-26

with Mesquite Balloon Festival 2020 

Hot Air Balloons will fill the skies of the Virgin River Valley

throughout the family-friendly weekend

  

 The skies of Mesquite will be decorated by dozens of colorful hot air balloons from Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 as Mesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, hosts the ninth annual Hot Air Balloon Festival.

“We’re excited for the return of the pilots and their hot air balloons,” said Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager at Mesquite Gaming. “The Mesquite Balloon Festival is a site the whole family can enjoy and one of the most memorable events in Mesquite each year.”

Each day begins with balloon launches from the Oasis parking lot at 7:30am and wraps up with a 6:00pm night glow and candlestick show at the CasaBlanca Resort. In addition to the brilliant balloon activities, CasaBlanca Resort’s live entertainment for the weekend includes Soul Men starring Spectrum – A Tribute to Motown & More on Friday night and ABBA LA – celebrating the timeless music of ABBA on Saturday, following a complimentary champagne tasting in the Skydome Lounge for guests 21 and older. Sponsored by the Mesquite Resort Association, this fun-filled weekend of balloons and great entertainment is free and open to the public.

Volunteers are essential to the successful operation of the morning launches, and shifts can be booked daily or for the whole weekend. To sign up, go to the event page at CasaBlancaResort.com for volunteer online registration. Volunteers must wear jeans, closed toe shoes and warm clothes, and will receive an event tee shirt, lapel pin, coffee and donuts.

Volunteer duties each morning typically take two to three hours and may include the following:

  • Assist pilot and crew to get the balloon and basket ready for launch
  • Be a part of the chase crew after launch
  • Assist pilot and crew to secure the balloon and pack up after landing

Balloon launches and night glows are dependent on weather conditions each day, as the safety of the pilots, crew, volunteers and spectators are of high importance.

To get more information on the Mesquite Balloon Festival visit CasaBlancaResort.com or follow Mesquite Gaming on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram.

Balloons lift off from a parking lot across from the CasaBlanca Resort during the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Mesquite, Nev. The festival, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas, continues through Sunday, Jan. 24th. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

 

About Mesquite Gaming:

Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates The Palms Golf Club and CasaBlanca Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit mesquitegaming.com.

 

Miracle Mile Shops™ Announces Five New Stores in Time For the Holiday Season

 

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS ANNOUNCEs FIVE NEW STORES IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

Miracle Mile Shops™ at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino continues its growth and celebrates the opening of five new tenants to its directory.

 

Open now, Museum of Selfies, an interactive museum that explores the history of the selfie, is a family-friendly attraction that features unique photo opportunities for locals and visitors. Athletic apparel retailer, lululemon, offers consumers technically made, durable gear for training, gym, travel and everyday wear. Lifestyle boutique inspired by ancient karmic wisdom, Karma and Luck, sells innovative, culturalist and distinctive jewelry that aims to infuse authenticity and deeper meaning to individuals’ lifestyles. Magnets Inc., A Sticky Business souvenir store offers guests a variety of magnets, Las Vegas T-shirts, tote bags, hats and more. Lastly, Cocolini, located in front of the V Theatre, offers guests 32 homemade Italian gelato flavors.

 

For more information on Miracle Mile Shops stores and products, visit miraclemileshopslv.com/shop.

About Miracle Mile Shops™:

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features more than a mile of 200 shops, tempting restaurants and live entertainment venues at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The center is home to M·A·C Cosmetics, a leading brand of professional cosmetics; Sephora; the only Las Vegas location of NYX Professional Makeup; premier blow out salon, Drybar; H&M; GUESS; Flight 23 at Footaction, one of only three in the country; Tipsy Robot, the first land-based cocktail bar operated by robots; PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; Buffalo Wild Wings; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; Nacho Daddy, home of the world-famous Scorpion Shot; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is an affiliate of Institutional Mall Investors LLC, a co-investment venture owned by Miller Capital Advisory, Inc. and CalPERS.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call 702.866.0710 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas Season Pass Black Friday Sale! Holiday Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas Season Pass Black Friday Sale!
Holiday Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

 

Guests may purchase a 2020 Season Pass starting at just $59.99(+ tax)!  For less than the price of two visits, you’ll receive unlimited summer fun, access to special events, Summer Fireworks, Dive-In Movies, over $200 in savings in discounts in the park and at area attractions.   Visit the website to purchase online at: cowabungabayvegas.com🤑

Upgrade to a PLUS Pass for just $40 more, or include 3 or more in the fun with a Family Pass starting at $251.96.  All passes including Family Passes will be available for 5-month payment plan if purchased by 12/2/19!!  This offer is valid ONLINE ONLY at bit.ly/COWAFRIDAY through 12/2/19.
Plus, Christmas Town opens this Friday, Nov. 29.  All 2019 & new 2020 passes purchased either online or at the park (after Dec. 2) will be valid to visit Christmas Town for free Dec. 2 – 5! hashtag The winter wonderland features unforgettable attractions and entertainment. including a 40-foot Christmas tree, ice skating, photos with Santa Claus, paintball zone, ornament decorating station, over 3 million lights, 100-foot sledding hill, 40-passenger train, mini train ride and much more.