Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

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Mount Rose
Coordinates 39°19′45″N 119°53′09″W / 39.32917°N 119.88583°W / 39.32917; -119.88583 (Mount Rose)
Vertical 1,800 feet (550 m)
Top elevation 9,700 feet (3,000 m)
Base elevation 7,900 feet (2,400 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 inches (10,000 mm) annually
Snowmaking 28%
Night skiing No
Web site http://www.skirose.com/

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno, Nevada. It 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.

Winters Creek Lodge[edit]

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.

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