Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

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Mount Rose
Mount Rose Ski Resort Slide Bowl and Lodge
Mount Rose Ski Resort Slide Bowl and Lodge
Mount Rose is located in Nevada
Mount Rose
Mount Rose
Location in Nevada
Mount Rose is located in the United States
Mount Rose
Mount Rose
Mount Rose (the United States)
Nearest major cityReno, Nevada
Coordinates39°19′45″N 119°53′09″W / 39.32917°N 119.88583°W / 39.32917; -119.88583Coordinates: 39°19′45″N 119°53′09″W / 39.32917°N 119.88583°W / 39.32917; -119.88583
Vertical1,800 feet (550 m)
Top elevation9,700 feet (3,000 m)
Base elevation8,260 feet (2,520 m)
Skiable area1,200 acres (4.9 km2)
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 run2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Lift system8 Lifts - 2 Six Pack, 2 Quad, 2 Triple, 2 Surface
Lift capacityskiers/hr
Terrain parksDoubleDown, Badlands, Black Jack Progression
Snowfall400 in (1,000 cm)
Night skiingNo

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno, Nevada. The resort is located about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno, in the Carson Range. Mt. Rose has the highest base elevation of a Tahoe-region ski resort 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 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", which opened in 1964 on the north side of Slide Mountain. The two areas merged in 1987.

December 2004 saw the opening of The Chutes at Mount Rose. The Chutes offer some of the steepest, consistent terrain in all of Tahoe. [2]

In 2018 the Buser family (majority shareholders since 1972) decided to keep the resort, after having it on the market.

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. It is named for Winters Creek which flows east from Slide Mountain to Lake Washoe.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2011-01-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  3. ^ "Winters Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.