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For 50 years, Mt. Rose has been the locals' choice in Lake Tahoe. And for good reason.
Perched at 8,260 ft., this powdery playground lays claim to the highest base elevation in all of Lake Tahoe, meaning snow conditions are always reliable. Add coveted terrain, a massive vertical drop, delicious dining and great ski and stay deals, and you've got a hidden gem perfect for your winter getaway.
But it's Mt. Rose's easy accessibility that makes it a no brainer for LA singles and families alike. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Reno, guests can fly in and be skiing or snowboarding within an hour of landing.
Let's take a closer look at all this low-key resort has to offer.
Mt. Rose boasts some of the longest & steepest runs in North America. Celebrating 10 years this season, the Chutes were opened in 2004/05. Previously a poacher’s paradise, the Chutes provide some of the most accessible, extreme terrain in Lake Tahoe. Encompassing almost 200 skiable acres and plunging over 1,500 vertical feet, these runs are primarily north-facing slopes comprised of approximately 16 named trails (nine double-black, & seven black diamond) and easily navigated via eight entry gates from both six-pack summit lifts.
But it's not all about white knuckle steeps. With 50 percent of the mountain devoted to intermediate and beginner terrain, there's enough Mt. Rose for everyone. Enjoy everything from groomers and cruisers to gentle learn to ski areas, where friendly ski and snowboard instructors will guide you through the basics and have you shredding in no time. There are ladies-only clinics and kids camps, too, making the Mt. Rose learn to ski and ride programs truly customizable to any family member's needs.
Already known for its abundant snowfall, Mt Rose added 50 percent more snowmaking capacity on the lower mountain this season. Enjoy more coverage, increased terrain feature and a longer season!
After a morning on the slopes, head down to the Slide Bowl base area for lunch. Winter Creek Lodge, a sleek steel and glass structure, offers spectacular views and equally impressive food. Choose between custom pizzas and burgers, or tuck into some homemade pasta, all of which can be enjoyed inside while gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows or out on the sprawling terrace in the sun. Too tired to head back out? Hit the Sky Bar in to get started on apres-ski a little early.
Looking for a little (ahem, a lot!) of extra vertical? Fortunately, Mt. Rose doesn't limit experienced ski and snowboarders to inbounds terrain. Conditions permitting, skiers and snowboarders can exit the USFS gate off the High Traverse and take the Davis Creek run down to US 395 in Washoe Valley where a car shuttle can be conveniently arranged back up to the resort. This unforgettable run delivers a whopping 5000 ft. of vertical -- the biggest in Tahoe!
From discounted lift tickets to ski and stay deals, Mt. Rose brings you a winter getaway that won't break the bank. You'll love the new Dynamic Online Tickets, which allow you to save money the earlier they are purchased, while ski and stay packages start at $99!
For more information on Mt. Rose and to start planning your winter getaway now, visit mtrose.com.