Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

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Mount Rose Ski Resort Slide Bowl and Lodge (CLICK FOR DETAIL) See the radio towers, the Lodge and the newest high speed Blazing Zephyr chair. This image was taken in the Fall of 2016 from the Washoe Valley facing west. The elevation at the peak of this Ski Resort is the highest in both California and Nevada at 9700'
Mount Rose
Location Nevada
Nearest city Reno, Nevada
Coordinates 39°19′45″N 119°53′09″W / 39.32917°N 119.88583°W / 39.32917; -119.88583
Vertical 1,800 feet (550 m)
Top elevation 9,700 feet (3,000 m)
Base elevation 8,260 feet (2,520 m)
Skiable area 1,200 acres (4.9 km2)
Runs 60+
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 20% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 30% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 40% advanced
Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg 10% expert
Longest run 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Lift system 8 Lifts- 2 Six Pack, 2 Quad, 2 Triple, 2 Surface
Lift capacity skiers/hr
Terrain parks DoubleDown, Badlands, Black Jack Progression
Snowfall 400 in (1,000 cm)
Snowmaking 28%
Night skiing No

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno, Nevada. And the only ski resort that offers a 360 degree view into Nevada's Truckee Meadows and Lake Tahoe. At the top of the peak on a clear day one can see a unique transition of arid desert to the east and lush evergreen forest of the Sierra Mountain Range to the west. The Resort is located about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno in the Carson Range. Mt. Rose is Tahoe's highest base elevation at about 8,260 ft (2,520 m) and the summit is 9,700 ft (3,000 m). The resort area is 1,200 acres (4.9 km2), and is located in the Toiyabe National Forest. [1]

Despite the name, the resort is actually on the slopes of Slide Mountain rather than Mount Rose, which is on the other side of Nevada State Route 431.

The resort first opened in 1953, starting with the "Reno Ski Bowl" located on the east face of Slide Mountain. Later renamed to the "Slide Mountain Ski Area", it operated side-by-side with the "Mount Rose Ski Area", opened in 1964 on the north side of Slide Mountain. The two areas merged in 1987.

On January 26, 2016, it was reported that the business is being sold. [2]

Winters Creek Lodge

Winters Creek Lodge is Mt. Rose's newly built facility on the "Slide" side. It accommodates up to 200 guests indoors, with seating for 115, and 58 at the bar. Outdoor events can accommodate up to 400 seated on their 7,623-square-foot (708.2 m2) deck. It is named for Winters Creek which flows east from Slide Mountain to Lake Washoe. [3]


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