I skied one day there last year, as it hadn't snowed in Tahoe for a while, and the snow was crappy everywhere. Despite this, they had by far better conditions than Alpine Meadows the day before. We should have gone back the last day, but went to Squaw instead as they reported the most snow so far, 7 inches as of that morning, but we should have gone back to Rose as the snow level rose to 8000 feet once the sun came up.
Rose has cheap lift tickets, and an old ski lodge feel. I really liked the place and would go back. It is fairly small but does have some good areas. In the past, the runs would funnel everyone on the viewers right side of the mountain into one relatively flat base area where they also run their ski school. This would be the one down side to Rose, as it seemed as though everyone on the mountain was in one spot.
The new area they are opening up the Chutes, a series of avalanche gullies that in previous years seperated the two sides of the mountains. They have some awsome terrain, but I wouldn't expect them to be open much in their first year of use. From my guestimation, this area also looks very well protected from the wind, which by the way hammers the back side comming out of Nevada desert floor.
Also, if you are thinking of pulling some backcountry around there, when you get to the top, look across the highway tot he actualy mount Rose. You will see next to the highway an arch looking cone that holds snow very well. I'm not sure what the name of the area is, but it is a short hike to get to. There is a description of it on The Backcountry stores website - www.thebackcountry.net
, and the guys in the Tahoe store can give you better directions.
I'd recommend it if you have a long stay and want to take a day off from the other resorts, but skiing it more than 1 or 2 days would probably become repetitive.