Mt. Rose: Just as Sweet to Ski

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!

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.

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.

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.

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