Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

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

With huge panoramic views of the Tahoe area and some of the Sierra's best powder, Mt. Rose 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...

Quick Facts about Mt. Rose Ski Area

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

Snowmaking: 28%
Average annual snowfall: 400"
Skiable Area: 1200+ acres

Base Elevation: 7,900 ft
Top Elevation: 9,700 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,800 ft
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 Tahoe
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Location of gates into the Chutes
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Trails in the Chutes
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Trails in the Slide Bowl
Photos and ski trails maps are courtesy of Mt. Rose Ski Area