This article is sponsored by Mt. Rose. Located just 25 minutes from Reno, Mt Rose is one of Tahoe's most accessible ski resorts. To learn more, visit Skirose.com.
What's not to like about skiing? From the powder to the views, the sunshine to the camaraderie, it's a rewarding sport. And don't even get us started on apres-ski, that magic hour between last lift and first hot tub back at the condo.
Unfortunately, lunch usually leaves something to be desired at most resorts. Bland burgers and overpriced sodas served in a dark, dank lodge aren't the preferred way to replenish all those calories you just burned on the slopes.
Thankfully, that isn't the case at Mt. Rose. Since 2009, skiers and snowboarders have flocked to Winter Creek Lodge, a modern glass and steel structure with jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountains. Designed by BSA Architects of San Francisco, the lodge--part of a $4 million renovation--brings urban style to the mountains, not to mention proximity -- located at the Slide Bowl base area, skiers and boarders can easily pop in for a bite before heading back up the Blazing Zephyr lift for more runs.
The food is just as good as the atmosphere. Tuck into sizzling paninis, homemade pastas and custom pizzas and burgers.
There's even the Sky Bar upstairs (replete with fireplace and big screens), you know, in case you wanted to get started on that aforementioned apres-ski a little early.