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post #1 of 10
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Mt Rose Ski Tahoe plans on a massive expansion over the next few years that will open up more beginner/intermediate terrain.

 

My experience at Mt Rose is limited, but expanding as quickly as the weather will allow, so I hesitate to say much about what Mt Rose needs, but it seems obvious that there is a bunch of advanced/expert terrain.  

The time I've spent there the past few weeks, I've been impressed that they've put so much effort into decent snow conditions and providing great customer service, even when Ullr has not cooperated.

 

 

This expansion looks like another great opportunity to fulfill the needs of the Mt Rose family.

 

http://www.rgj.com/article/20120103/NEWS/201030346/Mt-Rose-Ski-Tahoe-plans-big-expansion

 

From the article:

 

 

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At Mt. Rose, the new projects are intended to round out the experience for all levels of skiers, as well as modernize the resort, said Paul Senft, resort general manager.

"We have need for additional low-level terrain," he said. "We have a disproportional amount of some steeper terrain."

 

post #2 of 10

Is there a map anywhere of this proposed expansion? I wonder is there was ever thoughts of lifts that are less susceptible to wind. 

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post #4 of 10

My niece at UNR will love this, if she's still there when it's done of course!

post #5 of 10

They should put a surface lift on the East side of Slide Mountain, where the sustained fall lines are. If you have ever skied down to Davis Creek, you know what I'm talking about.

 

IMO, Tahoe doesn't need more intermediate terrain. 

post #6 of 10

It looks like it's going to be beginner terrain which Mt. Rose really does need, I suppose if you are an expert skier who never skis with beginners you wouldn't notice it. In college I took a date up to Mt. Rose who claimed she could snowboard and in the end she had to come down in a sled because everything was too steep for her.  Honestly for a beginner Mt. Rose is not all that great, basically one over crowded run, adding more terrain for people who are just learning will be good.

post #7 of 10

The sport is evolving, the rockered skis are making people better faster and their is a real demand for more high angle terrain. Ride KT on any blue bird powder day and you will see this first hand. Besides the Slide Chutes, Tahoe hasn't really had a legit advanced/expert level terrain expansion since Silverado at Squaw, back in the 90's. 

 


 

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Originally Posted by akspace View Post

It looks like it's going to be beginner terrain which Mt. Rose really does need, I suppose if you are an expert skier who never skis with beginners you wouldn't notice it. In college I took a date up to Mt. Rose who claimed she could snowboard and in the end she had to come down in a sled because everything was too steep for her.  Honestly for a beginner Mt. Rose is not all that great, basically one over crowded run, adding more terrain for people who are just learning will be good.



 

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Originally Posted by soulskier View Post

The sport is evolving, the rockered skis are making people better faster and their is a real demand for more high angle terrain. Ride KT on any blue bird powder day and you will see this first hand. Besides the Slide Chutes, Tahoe hasn't really had a legit advanced/expert level terrain expansion since Silverado at Squaw, back in the 90's. 

 


 



 


Rockered skis may open up a lot more terrain to the average skier, someone who's learning to ski still needs a place to, well, learn.  If the beginner/intermediate skier doesn't have a place to build skills and confidence, he/she will probably not take the step of getting fun shape skis or going on fun shaped parts of the mountain. 

 

 

post #9 of 10

Rose gets a lot of beginner/first timer traffic from the Bay area. their beginner terrain is really limited, and the intermediate terrain is steeper than most places around. There are fast intermediate runs that empty directly on to the main beginner terrain, making it kind of dangerous for people looking to keep speed to hit the 6 pack back to the top.

post #10 of 10

Back around 1995 I had one of my favorite ski days at Mt Rose.  I was staying in Reno as a guest of a business aquaintenance (finagled a free trip in exhange for working a trade show) and basically skiing alone when I met a couple of locals.  I still remember one of their names, Hans (from Europe of course) and his buddy who worked at a brewery in town.  Anyway they took me all over the mountain showing me their favorite lines and then giving me a tour of their secret bunker at the top where they stashed jugs of wine and chairs to bask in the sun. 

 

Hans, if you are still out there, you and your nameless buddy gave me a great ski day!

 

Rick G

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