A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – and so would Mt. Rose, Tahoe’s not so delicate flower in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. With a base elevation of 8,260 feet, Mt. Rose boasts lodges at the highest base elevation for a ski resort in the Tahoe Basin, which means riders are privy to some of the best conditions in the area!

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It’s been smooth sailing at Mt. Rose during the 15-16 season! Courtesy: Mt. Rose

Summiting just shy of 10,000 feet, Mt. Rose has 1,200 acres of terrain just waiting to be explored. You could easily lose the day on one of 60 trails – which isn’t such a bad thing to us! The resort has two terrain parks and a number of accessible trails for beginners, but the real star of the resort are the Chutes, which includes over 200 acres of some of the “longest vert in North America.” According to Mt. Rose’s website, there are more than 1,000 feet of north facing slopes pitches range from 40 to 55 degrees. You’ll get your heart pounding as you experience some of the steepest terrain in the Basin.

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A blanket of white is what we like to see! Courtesy: Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose is a favorite among locals for a reason: the resort is situated perfectly between Tahoe and Reno (it’s only 11 miles from the North Shore of Tahoe and 25 from downtown Reno). Plus Mt. Rose offers killer deals that not only get you on the mountain quicker, but for less! The resort offers Two ‘Fer Tuesdays, which gets you two all-day lift tickets for the price of one. On Thursdays, grab the ladies and enjoy $29 lift tickets or bring your boarding pass the day you fly to get on the slopes one last time for $37.

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The view of Mt. Rose from Reno. Courtesy: Mt. Rose

Another reason to visit? Mt. Rose will host the McKinney Cup – Far West Masters Race the first weekend of March and Bobo’s Pink Fest 2016, a specialized women’s ski day, on March 10.

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.