As far back as the 1930s, locals have been skiing in the area known today as Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. The resort was established in 1964 and now skiers and snowboarders have their choice of 60+ fantastic trails over 1200+ acres accessed by the resort’s eight lifts.
The spectacular Winters Creek Lodge, a steel-and-glass structure designed to invite the outside in, is the perfect place to relax. Situated at the southeastern edge of the base of the Slide Bowl, the lodge is just steps from parking and the Blazing Zephyr lift. The ultra-modern design features a cozy bar, a well-equipped kitchen perfect for creating those signature dishes and an expansive outdoor deck. The Winters Creek Lodge takes Lake Tahoe’s highest base elevation resort to a whole new level. The resort sits at an elevation of 8,260 feet and tops out at 9,700 feet.
Fifty percent of the trails at Mt. Rose rank as beginner and intermediate runs, while the remaining half are designated for advanced and expert skiers and riders. Many of those black diamond runs can be found in the extreme terrain known as The Chutes. Both the north and east slopes of Mt. Rose are serviced by two high-speed “six pack” chairs, giving the mountain dual lightning-fast, base-to-summit rides. The resort also has two quad chairs, two triple chairs and one surface lift, for a total uphill lift capacity of 11,000 skiers every hour.
In addition to its assortment of exciting trails, Mt. Rose offers three terrain parks: Badlands and Double Down, both of which are located in the Slide Bowl and filled with table tops, boxes and rails plus Pondo Park, a progression park on the main side of the resort.
The mountain offers signature daily specials, like the ever-popular Ladies Day Thursdays and 2 ’Fer Tuesdays, and additional specials that are guaranteed to save you a few bucks on a lift ticket. The lengthy and wide-open beginner slopes at Mt. Rose, which feature their own dedicated lifts, make learning to ski or snowboard a pleasure.
The resort boasts a highly qualified and friendly teaching staff for both group and private lessons, and beginner-specific equipment is available for rent at the Main Lodge. For children of all ability levels, Mt. Rose offers the popular Rosebuds Children’s Ski and Snowboard Lessons. The Main Lodge at Mt. Rose is home to ski and snowboard rental and repair shops, Guest Services, lift ticket sales, ski and snowboard schools, a sports shop, a bevy of dining options, Timbers Bar, a large sundeck and more.
The resort is located 25 minutes from Reno, making it the closest to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.