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Snowfall bringing more visitors to Mount Charleston

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Snowfall bringing more visitors to Mount Charleston

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Oct 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- After a tough summer for business on Mount Charleston, there's a sign of hope.

There's more traffic on the mountain after its first significant snowfall this season.

Approximately five-inches of snow blanketed the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort on Lee Canyon on Wednesday.

Throughout the day on Thursday, hundreds of people traveled up the mountain to check out the scenery.

This comes after an active summer of fires, flooding and the shutdown of government-run land.

But the snow has brought new hope for businesses. The Mount Charleston Lodge said they've been blessed with a boost in revenue.

"Guests have started asking questions, if this is going to effect our ski season and the answer is no and we're hoping to use this snowfall as a way to show people we're moving forward and we're going to open as planned this fall," said Kevin Stickelman, general manager of LVSSR.

The ski resort normally opens right after Thanksgiving, but Stickelman said he's hopeful they'll be able to open a couple weeks early.