Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

Mt. Rose Ski Area
The Main Lodge at Mt. Rose
Mt. Rose Ski Area

With huge panoramic views of the Tahoe area and some of the Sierra's best powder, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is probably Tahoe's best kept secret, especially with the mountain being only 25 miles from downtown Reno. There are a couple good terrain parks on the mountain, and then there's the area called "the Chutes."

The Chutes is 200+ acres of single and double diamond trails: advanced skiers only. Because of the nature of the terrain, the Chutes is controlled by a series of gates, and if the gates are closed: Stay Out, Stay Alive. Crossing a closed gate or illegally entering closed terrain can get you banned from the mountain for 3 years...

Despite the name, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is actually on the slopes of Slide Mountain: Mt. Rose itself is across the highway. Most folks access the resort via the Mt. Rose Scenic Byway.

Quick Facts about Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Nearest City: Reno
GPS Coordinates: 39.329167, -119.885833
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Season: November to April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lifts: 8
* 2 high-speed 6-packs
* 2 quads
* 2 triple chairs
* 2 surface lifts
Base Elevation: 7,900 ft
Top Elevation: 9,700 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,800 ft
Skiable Area: 1200+ acres
Terrain Parks: 3
Average annual snowfall: 400"
Snowmaking: 28%
Night skiing: No
Number of Trails: 60+
Types of Terrain:
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 30%
Advanced: 40%
Expert: 10%
Longest Run: 2.5 miles
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Mt. Rose Ski Area
Mt. Rose Ski Area
Location of gates into the Chutes
Mt. Rose Ski Area
Trails in the Chutes
Mt. Rose Ski Area
Trails in the Slide Bowl
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Photos and ski trails maps are courtesy of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Area map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!
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