Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe


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Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Airlines operating from Reno include Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines Delta Airlines,  Southwest, United and US Airways.




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A resort hotel offering pools, fitness center, spa, salon, casino and restaurants.


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$49 and up 





This hotel offers traditional guest rooms and suites and have a pool, fitness center, spa, arcade and restaurant. 


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$39 and up 


Sands Regency



This hotel has over 800 guest rooms and suites offering fitness center, wedding chapel and salon.  Sundance Ski & Board Rentals on site.

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$29 and up 












La Vecchia Italian Restaurant


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Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe

Mt. Rose is Lake Tahoe's highest based ski area at an elevation of 7,900 feet - both day lodges are at the 8,200-foot elevation - yet it is close to the large population and tourist base in Reno. With the opening of the Chutes, a 200-acre playground for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders, Mt. Rose offers 1,200 skiable acres along with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra mountain range to Nevada's high desert mountains to the east.

Snow making percent28%
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Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
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Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person2 high speed
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
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Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-4-Expert only10%
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2.5 miles
General-Base elevation8260'
General-Vertical drop1800'
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds1200 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: chutes; easy access to back side

Cons: not all that big; farthest drive from SF

This is a hidden gem in Tahoe - no one knows about Mt. Rose really but it is an awesome mountain.

First off, two-for-Tuesdays means a $35 lift ticket.  That is the best deal you will get, anywhere short of season pass.

The chutes are INSANE.  It was a 60 degree day when I was there but the chutes had perfect winter snow because they are always in the shade.  You can only do one run at a time on the chutes (unless I missed how to get back there from the lift which took me to the backside high speed 6) so make it count...but this is great west coast skiing

There's a high speed lift on both the front and back side both going to the peak so you can ski either side of the mountain at any time, unlike other hills where it takes forever to traverse one side to the next. Tons of wide, smooth trails with good pitch for people who like that style...bumps for people like me....even some beginner stuff. 

This is a mountain for skiers though...bring your snowboarder friends to Alpine Meadows...come here with people who want to check out lots of different terrain and do a ton of skiing, fast


Pros: Close to Sparks (home)

Cons: Very windy

Had 2 years ago, awesome skiing, the chutes are killer. Close drive, but the top is very, very, very windy.


Pros: close to reno, rarely crowded

Cons: Windy

Has everything from grooms to glades to chutes all in a nice little package.  Any terrain you are looking for is available from summit.  If the snow is descent, I would rank it right up there with it's bigger brothers.  The only draw is that since its the highest in Tahoe, it sometimes gets alot of wind putting the summit lifts on wind holds.   All in all a great mountain!


Pros: Not crowded, family friendly

Cons: Very small and a bit out of the way from other Tahoe resorts

Super family friendly and definitely local locals resort.  The bonus is that the runs are fantastic as you get the highest elevation in Tahoe.  Snow’s a bit lighter (maybe not), but the crowds certainly are.  Great double black chutes that will be fun all day.  Rest of the mountain very friendly to all other levels

Shouldn’t have reviewed it so that I can go myself and get fresh tracks all day


Pros: Close to Reno, off the beatn' trail, great for day trips

Cons: Not as massive as some other Tahoe resorts (that could be a Pro)

Even though I havn't been in a while, I hold Mt Rose close to my heart. I learned to ski there when I was 3 and continued to go back over the years (even though I live on the east coast). It's a great local joint that's a short drive from Reno and an even easier drive from South Reno (where I usually stayed).


There's more than enough challenging terrain for the immediate skier and plenty of areas for novices and families to stretch out without fear of getting mowed over.


There's not a whole lot there besides the mountain, snow and chairlifts, so if you are looking nightlife, I'd head closer to Tahoe or try your luck in Reno.