Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe

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Don't underestimate this small ski area. Mt Rose has the highest base elevation in Tahoe which helps keep the powder in great condition and despite the limited vertical here, the terrain is still plenty of fun. There are long winding beginner runs as well as some of the best chutes in Tahoe.  With stunning views of Reno, the resort is just 30 minutes away.

Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe

Mount Rose - Ski TahoeLee Canyon
beginner20 %20 %
intermediate30 %60 %
advanced40 %20 %
expert10 %-
total runs60 26
ski area1,200ac 195ac
summit elevation9,700ft 9,310ft
total lifts8 -
child lift ticket$20 -
adult lift ticket$125 -
back country
value for money
average total snowfall183″ -

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Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe Reviews

Fabulous 4.2 / 5
based on 12 reviews

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Superb!4.8 / 5Sep 04, 2019
Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe ReviewsBryson K.
intermediate snowboarder
Honestly one of my favorite resorts and ive been all around tahoe the unrivaled friendliness makes you feel like a part of there family and the terrain is unbelievable. The fast chairlifts and short lines mean you never jave to wait long. And if you enjoy alot of of piate terrain then this is the place for you. Located only 15 mins from downtown... More
Good!3.8 / 5Mar 22, 2019
Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe ReviewsMike T.
advanced snowboarder
Steep terrain with great deep powder. Smaller resort with a convenient location to both Reno and Tahoe. Highest base elevation in Tahoe. Small resort charm with Big Mountain terrain. Slide mountain bowl is a great place to enjoy a deep powder Blue Bird day.... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Mar 22, 2019
Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe ReviewsMark H.
advanced snowboarder
Tahoe's most underrated mountain and best kept secret, Mt Rose has incredible customer service with the friendliest of faces in addition to awesome terrain for all ranges. Featuring some of the most intense slopes in the region (the chutes) great for people who just like to go fast with also tons of tree coverage to play around in. Due to the... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Jan 14, 2019
Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe ReviewsJohn C.
advanced snowboarder
One of the best bangs for the buck in Lake Tahoe. Family owned and a nice change of pace from the big resorts. Lift layout provides great access to all of the terrain. The Chutes should be plenty for anyone who loves the steep stuff. Great views too. A good way to close out a Tahoe trip.... More
Average!2.9 / 5Oct 08, 2018
BBBen B.
advanced skier
I moved away from Reno, and asked several times about a pass refund. It's been several months, and they haven't replied. The snow is decent, but keep in mind that it's small. If one of the lifts is out, you're really stuck on one side of the mountain. An Epic local pass costs about $100 more, and you get a lot more for it.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Mt Rose has the steepest terrain in all of the Tahoe area. The Chutes has a 53 degree pitch run and it is gnarly! High elevation gets a bit better snow than some other resorts in the area but it is in the "banana belt" of the area too. It will get dumps but also can have some dry spells. Super fun place with killer deals for passes and tickets.... More
Average!3.2 / 5Nov 18, 2017
SPSamuel P.
advanced skier
Mount rose is awesome. There are great advantages to having the highest base elevation on tahoe. Great snow early in the season. I wish I it was a bit easier to get up the mountain though.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 06, 2017
JAJeremy A.
advanced snowboarder
Great bang for the buck. Conveniently looked near Reno, NV that has many reasonable dining and lodging options. Not too busy compared to some of the popular resorts, but offered great condition for riding. Multiple terrain parks that offer a challenge for all level of skiers and riders.... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 28, 2017
TOTheo O.
Love Mt.Rose. Parking on the East bowl is 30 steps from the lift. The main lifts are high speed six packs that take you from the base (at 8,290 ft) to the peak. You can easily get a dozen laps done in 2 hours. The Chutes are the steepest terrain in Tahoe. Usually one of the first resorts to open every season. Only 25 minutes from Reno. Great... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 10, 2017
MDMark D.
I absolutely love Mt Rose... Amazing snow, conditions, and views. Close to Reno and Tahoe. Awesome staff and they really take care of the locals and passholders. None of the overpriced corporate feeling you get (nearly) anyplace else at Tahoe.

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