Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- While many residents on Mount Charleston were on edge when they heard rain in the forecast, most were all smiles after that rain turned into snow Friday afternoon.
"Of course we are all concerned. We don't want anything to happen again. That's crazy, it was just crazy. So far we are knocking on wood," Bill Wade said.
It was just last summer that residents on Rainbow Canyon Boulevard were digging rocks and other debris out of their homes, garages and driveways.
That’s why they breathed a sigh of relief when the snow fell instead of several inches of rain.
"Snow we certainly need. Because it gives you better water? It goes in a little differently than a flash flood," Wade said.
Nobody was happier to see the fresh snow on the ground than the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard resort, which was finally able to open all of its runs back up.
"We have been hurting for the snow. We are really excited to have this. There is supposed to be more on the way. Clearly the clouds are rolling in right now," Marketing Director Maria Jose Norero said.
Many of the regular riders said it was a welcome treat to ride the fresh powder after enduring the dry winter.
"It is kind of nice because you have fresh powder. It is a little different than the last few weeks. You know the last few weeks got a little bit icy and maybe a little rocky," ski biker Keith Alampi said.
The resort is hopeful the latest storm will give them the base they need to keep the chairlifts turning for another month.
"It doesn't necessarily extend the season, but it makes us more confident that we can make it to April 6, which is our scheduled closing day," Norero said.