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Mt. Rose

Mt. RoseLake Tahoe, Nevada

  • Published Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Updated on Friday, August 16, 2013

Since the1930's, long before the present Mt. Rose Highway was built, or even chairlifts were constructed, Reno and Washoe County locals have been skiing in the area currently known as Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe.  In 1939 Wayne Paulson built and operated the Mt. Rose Upski and the Ski School Tyrol.  Shortly after World War II, a lodge called Sky Tavern was, and continues to be located on the Mt. Rose Highway (SR 431), 11 miles west of US 395, just south of the City of Reno.  Eventually this historic ski lodge would be sold to the City of Reno where it still operates the city’s Junior Ski Program.

Less than an hour from Reno, Mt. Rose has many new and exciting additions this year, such as new lodging for guests at Winters Creek Lodge. The resort is a bit smaller than some of the others, but it's known for offering online specials and hosting
a wide variety of fun events for guests, such as theme skiing days.

Season:

Mid Nov. - Mid April

FACTS:

Trails & Terrain:
Size: 1200+ acres
Number of trails: 60+
Longest run: 2.5 miles
Terrain: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced, 10% expert
Lifts: 2 express six packs, 2 quads, 2 triples, 2 surface lifts
Terrain parks: 4
Half pipes: 0
Snowmaking: 28%

Snowfall & Temperatures
Elevation (in feet):
Summit: 9700
Base: 8260

HOW TO GET THERE:


Automobiles:
North Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose Hwy - SR 431
11 Mi. Lake Tahoe's North Shore
22 miles from Reno/Tahoe Airport
25 miles from Downtown Reno

SNOWBus:
Weekend shuttles out of Reno for $79+

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