Mt. Rose Ski Resort Profile

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Resort Overview
Mt. Rose is located at the northeast end of Lake Tahoe, but although it is somewhat secluded from the other resorts around the lake it pulls in 4-500 inches of snow per season. The resort base of 8,260 is also the highest base elevation in the area. Its 1,200 acres of accessible terrain make it one of the smaller resorts in the area, but there are 1,500 vertical feet to experience and their longest trail is 2.5 miles.

As it borders both the lake and the desert, it offers unique views of both to enjoy. The Mt. Rose portion of the terrain offers a collection of beginner runs, fun trees for intermediate riders and some advanced terrain for the more expert skill level. This side has expansive views of Lake Tahoe to complement each trail. On the other side of the mountain, the East Bowl, skiers and boarders will find excellent views of the Washoe Valley. Also, some of the powder stashes can be uncovered here for those willing to explore a bit.

Freeriders will enjoy the terrain parks and halfpipe, as well as the excellent tree riding created when the powder comes into town. In all, Mt. Rose offers good proximity to Reno as well as decent terrain and good snow. Many choose to ride here on their first and/or last day when their trip to Tahoe includes flying in and out of the Reno airport.

Trail Details
Beginner Runs: 20%
Intermediate Runs: 30%
Advanced Runs: 40%
Expert Runs: 10%
Longest Run: 2.5 miles

Terrain Details
Highest Point: 9700 ft
Vertical Drop: 1800 ft
Lowest Point: 8270 ft
Skiable Terrain: 1200 acres
Backcountry/Off-Piste: Yes
Tree Runs: Yes

Lift Info
Total Number of Lifts: 7
Gondolas & Trams: 0
High Speed Sixes: 2
High Speed Quads: 0
Quad Chairs: 2
Triple Chairs: 2
Double Chairs: 0
Surface Lifts: 1

Lift Hours of Operation
Monday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Saturday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Sunday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Night Skiing: Not Available

Lift Tickets
Adult Single Day: $69+
Teen Single Day: $55+
Child Single Day: $19+
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Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
Snow Making Capability: 330 acres

Terrain Park
Halfpipe: Yes (1)
Terrain Park: Yes (2)

Ski/Snowboard School
Mt. Rose is fully prepared to cater to the beginner skier and snowboarder. They offer package deals for ‘first timers’ that will help you get started without breaking the bank. A full equipment rental and repair shop is on site as well. For those looking to progress past beginner stages, the full gamut of intermediate and advanced instruction is available in the form of private or group lessons.
Those with adaptive disability requirements will find here a staff fully trained in this type of instruction as well as fully equipped with the newest technologies to enable participations to experience a wide variety of terrain.
Check out the Mt. Rose website for more information.

Important Dates
Ski Season Dates: Typically November to April. Mt.Rose has a tendency to open early and stay open late in the season.

On and Off-Mountain Services
On-mountain lodges include two base lodges on either side of the resort with dining, cafes and more.
Off-mountain you can find extensive services and amenities in nearby Reno or North Lake Tahoe, including hospital, shopping, restaurants and more.

Lodging Info
Accommodations are not available on the mountain. However thousands of rooms are available in both Reno and multiple North Lake Tahoe cities such as Incline Village, Kings Beach and Tahoe City. With all the visitors to the lake year-round, lodging is in high supply. However, on popular weekends and holidays be sure to reserve ahead of time as lodging can sell out.

Transportation Info
Driving Directions:
If you are coming from Reno, take I-395 South and then take SR 431 West to the resort. Total travel
time 30-45 minutes.
If you are driving from San Francisco, take Highway 80 East to Truckee. Then, 267 East to Lake Tahoe
and 28 East to 431 East. 431 East will take you to the resort entrance.

Reno International Airport is the closest airport.

Shuttles are available from Reno hotels with a travel time of about 1 hour. Busses are available from San
Francisco with a travel time to Reno of 5-6 hours.

Other Activities
Heliskiing: Not Available
Snowmobiles: Not Available
Tubing: Not Available, but a snow hill is located close by.

Snowboarding Access
Snowboarding is permitted on all lifts and in all terrain parks.

Backcountry skiers have been experiencing Mt. Rose resort since 1930, long before the current road that accesses the resort was even built. Locals from Reno and Washoe County built a lodge and a couple of surface lifts in the area and hiked the rest of the way to 9,700 feet. For many years, the current terrain on Mt.Rose operated as two separate resorts, Slide Mountain and Rose Mountain came together as one in 1987. Since then, the resort has continued to expand. A major impetus for access and expansion was the transformation of the access road, now SR 431, into a six land freeway. A series of lift and lodge improvements followed and continue to this day.

Summer Activities
Various climbing, hiking and mountaineering opportunities are available here for you summer lovers. Various trail information can be found online at various hiking websites. There are no permits required to hike, just an overnight campfire permit.

Contact Info
Mt. Rose
22222 Mt. Rose Hwy.
Reno, NV 89511-8705
Phone: 800-754-7673

Other Information
Snowboard Leashes Required:
Common misspellings: Montrouse, Montros, Mt.Rose, Mnt Rose, Mntros, Mont-Ros, Monterosa, Montrose, Montross, Mount Rose, Mountrose, Mountruos, Mtrose