Winter for the Warm-Blooded

The weather outside may not be frightful, but you can still enjoy some snow

Go ahead and admit it: Vegas has no chill. We locals spend 365 of our days in toasty sunshine, but that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in a little winter tradition. Here are four parks to hit before the holidays are over.

The Linq: WinterParq

There’s something majestic about snowfall, which we Las Vegans hardly get to experience. At WinterParq you’ll catch snowflakes every half hour. In the meantime, scream your way down a 30-foot hill comprised of actual snow just behind the High Roller. Through December 28. Tickets: $5 per snow ride, $20 for an all-day pass. Need proof of how much fun this ride is? Check out our video below:

Going down the hill #WinterParq @TheLINQ

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Downtown Summerlin: Rock Rink

Throw on a thermal, lace up and carve some ice at Rock Rink. Stick around to snap a picture with Santa and bring your pooch along for matching postcards until Dec 24. Admission: $15 including skate rentals. Photo packages: $22-$47, pet photos Tuesday only;

 The Cosmopolitan: The Ice Rink

Nothing says winter like sipping spiked cocoa and slipping on your icy caboose. Thaw your hands out over the fire pits and enjoy the panoramic view 60-feet above the strip. All-day skating pass: $15, $10 for locals, $5 skate rentals;

Downtown Las Vegas: Winter Wonderland

The 50-foot Christmas tree sticking out of a parking lot on 9th and Fremont streets is a DTLV north star. Where might it guide you? Winter Wonderland. Here you’ll find another authentic ice-skating rink, a mountain of a snow hill and of course, Santa. Admission: $5 ice skating, $10 snow hill (for five rides), $10 Santa photo. 101-135 S. 8th St.;