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Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe


Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe SkiingMt. Rose Ski Tahoe sits high atop the eastern Sierra. At Tahoe's highest base elevation of 8,260 feet, Mt. Rose is favored with an abundance of powder snow that falls early in the season and stays late into the warmest spring days. For the last five years, Mt. Rose has averaged 500 inches of snow.

Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy spectacular views of Lake Tahoe on one side of the mountain, and the Nevada Desert on the east side as they traverse almost 1,000 skiable acres of tree-lined trails and open bowls and glades.

The base elevation is 8,260 feet and the summit is 9,700 feet making for a vertical drop of 1,500 feet. Five lifts transport skiers and boarders to 43 runs covering 1,000 skiable acres on two sides of the mountain. The varied terrain is rated 30% beginner, 35% intermediate and 35% advanced. The longest run is 2.5 miles.

The Mt. Rose side of the mountain offers grand views of Lake Tahoe, uncrowded runs for beginners, trails and trees for intermediates and challenging face runs for experts.

The East Bowl is for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders, offering long runs, great glades, awesome views of the Washoe Valley and some of the best powder conditions around Tahoe.

 

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Snowboarding Carving


Snowboarding at Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose offers snowboarders a lot of cool ways to develop and polish their riding skills. Both sides of the mountain are entirely open to snowboarders. A state-of-the-art "Scorpion" keeps the halfpipes groomed to perfection.

Boarders can bust air at two terrain parks and a halfpipe on the Mt. Rose side of the mountain. Riders will enjoy grand views of Lake Tahoe, uncrowded runs for beginners, trails and trees for intermediates and challenging face runs for experts.

The East Bowl has three terrain parks and a halfpipe. This carver's paradise is for intermediate and advanced boarders, offering long runs, great glades, awesome views of the Washoe Valley and some of the best powder conditions around.

This season, come and enjoy the pleasure of powder at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe!


 
Ski Instruction and Equipment Rentals at Mt. Rose
Mt. Rose offers a "First Time Package" that will have you skiing the slopes in short-ski order. Skiers and snowboarders who want to learn or progress to the next level can choose from private and group lessons. Mt. Rose has a well-stocked ski and snowboard equipment rentals shop.
 
Adaptive Ski School at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Mt. Rose has one of Tahoe's finest adaptive sports programs. Skiers of all ability levels and disabilities can learn to ski or improve their skiing skills at Mt. Rose. The program offers one-on-one private lessons from professionals and trained ski volunteers. State-of-the-art adaptive equipment enables participants to experience the freedom of skiing all levels of terrain. The program includes use of mono skis, sit skis, outriggers, ski bras and more. Call 775-849-0704 for information about lift tickets, rentals and lessons.
 
Mountain Lodges and Restaurants
Mt. Rose has two base lodges that offer guests easy and convenient access to a variety of dining options. The Main Lodge on the Mt. Rose side of the mountain includes the Lodgepole Cafe, View-B-Que on the deck, Higher Grounds coffee bar and Timbers tavern. At the East Bowl Lodge, the Zephyr Cafe features deli food and beverages.
 
Rosebud Children's Center at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
The children's ski and snowboard school facility is located in the lower level of the Main Lodge. Instruction is offered for skiers ages 4-10 and snowboarders ages 7-10. Future fans of the steep and deep are taught by professional instructors using the latest techniques in a fun and controlled environment. Full and half-day sessions are offered that include instruction, rental equipment and lift access. Helmets are provided for all children. The full-day program includes lunch. Parents or guardians must stay on the premises during lessons. For reservations, call 775-849-0704.
 

   
COOL FACTS
SKIING
LIFTS
6
RUNS
43
ACRES
1000
VERTICAL DROP
1440
SUMMIT EL
9700
BASE EL
8260
LONGEST RUN
2.5 mi
AVG SNOWFALL
400"
MACHINE-MADE SNOWFALL
YES
TERRAIN
 
% BEGINNER
30%
% INTERMEDIATE
30%
% ADV & EXPERT
40%
   
SNOWBOARDING
PERMITTED
YES
OPEN MOUNTAIN
YES
RESTRICTED
NO
SNOWPARKS & TERRAIN PARKS
YES
 
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Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Main Mountain Trail Map Main Mountain Trail Map, Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Back Bowl Trail Map Back Bowl Trail Map, Mt. Rose

Hours
Once the lifts are running, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is open for skiing between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. East Bowl Lodge is open between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (opens 7:30 weekends and holiday periods).

Ticket Sales
Tickets go on sale daily, one-half hour prior to lift operations. Half-day tickets go on sale at 12:30 p.m.

Pricing
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe provides a wide variety of ticket programs and options to fit your vacation plans. There is sure to be a ticket option just right for you.

Information
775-849-0704
800-754-7673

24-hour Snow Phone
775-849-0704


Equipment Rental
Ski and snowboard equipment rentals on-site.

Ski Shuttle System
Group transportation is available from the lake for parties of ten or more. Subject to availability. Reservations are required.

Reservations
775-849-0704

Buses depart twice daily from several Reno locations. Bus departs Mt. Rose for return to Reno at 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

Grayline
775-331-1147
800-882-6009


Physical Address
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
22222 Mt. Rose Highway
Reno, NV 89511

Main Number
775-849-0704
800-754-7673


Directions

By Plane:
Frequent commercial service by most major and regional carriers to
Reno-Tahoe International Airport.


All-Weather Highway Access:

From Reno to South Lake Tahoe
U.S. HWY 395 south to U.S. HWY 50 west
58 miles, 1.25 hours

From South Lake Tahoe
U.S. HWY 50 east, SR 28 north past Incline Village, SR 431 east
30 miles, .75 hours

From San Francisco
I-80 east, U.S. HWY 395 south, SR 431 west
205 miles, 3.5 hours

From Sacramento
I-80 east, U.S. HWY 395 south, SR 431 west
125 miles, 2.0 hours to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe


 

 

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