MT. ROSE is located between Reno and Lake Tahoe. It's highly visible from anywhere in Reno. It's the first ski resort that one sees after landing at the Reno-Tahoe International airport. However, the obvious "runs" that one sees are the double diamond avalanche chutes, not groomed trails!
Rose is the highest resort at Tahoe's north end. The area is noted for excellent snow quality, great views, sunshine, low lift rates, fun activities, and consistent runs. From various locations at the top, you can see Reno, Washoe Lake, and Lake Tahoe. Rose is also notable for numerous discount offers. In fact, there is a serious discount lift price for most weekdays such as Two-for-Tuesdays, Ladies'-Day-Thursdays, and so on. There is even a Drag Queen Day in March - any guy dressed in drag gets in for the Ladies' Day ticket price! Naturally, there are drag races that day!
See our lift ticket discounts page for more details on Rose's discounts and similar offers at the other Tahoe ski resorts.
Mt. Rose has two sides or faces each with its own parking lot and base lodge. The "Rose" side faces north and is to the right in the image below. The terrain is predominantly strong intermediate with some excellent beginner runs to the far right. The "Slide" side faces east and is on the left side in this image. It has a larger portion of expert terrain and some serious bump runs. In between the two sides is a series of very steep avalanche chutes - see the Chutes area in the center of this artist image.
There is a road to each side. The Slide side is the first one accessed if you drive up from Reno. If you are coming from Incline Village and Lake Tahoe, you will get to the Rose side first. There are generous parking lots at both entrances. Mt. Rose's typical season is early November to mid May.