LVSSR has challenged fifty local artists to create original pieces using snowboard cutouts as their canvases. A variety of local artists are involved in the exhibit including well-known graffiti artist Ras One who owns POP2 Cultural Arts Center, sculptor Miguel Rodriguez and renowned tattoo artist Serene Temple, among others.
The artwork will be part of a silent auction benefitting the Mt. Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, National Ski Patrol’s Lids on Kids and avalanche prevention programs and Outside Las Vegas Foundation. The silent auction is from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; the gallery will remain open until 11 p.m.
“The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort exists because 50 years ago a group of local skiers with tremendous vision were inspired by their passion for winter recreation. They wanted to share that with others,” explained Kevin Stickelman, LVSSR’s president and general manager. “This event is a time to come together as a community to commemorate the past and to celebrate Las Vegas’ future generation of skiers and snowboarders.”
When the resort originally opened, it had one T-bar lift, a warming hut and an A-frame chalet that served as a lodge. The resort has grown tremendously in the last 50 years and is now in the process of implementing a $35 million master development plan (MDP) that will up the number of trails to 50 (currently 30) and lifts to 10 (currently four) over the next 10 to 12 years. This season alone, guests can look forward to upgrades such as a new quad chairlift, 14 new trails, new locker rooms, a restaurant remodel and an on-mountain grill, among others.
The soiree is part of Project 50, a series of events that will be happening this season in honor of LVSSR’s 50th anniversary. For more information on events related to Project 50, please visit www.skilasvegas.com.