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BACK COUNTRY ACCESS – 2 exit areas off the South Rim of the Winters Creek Lodge Side.

Leaving the Mt. Rose Ski Area and entering Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest back country.

The area behind the exit signs is not patrolled.

There is no avalanche control and Mt. Rose Ski Area is not responsible for rescue operations.

For Avalanche Advisory:

For Search and Rescue: 911

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Mt. Rose Ski Patrol Advanced Life Support Program

On March 1, 2018, the  State of Nevada Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Division issued an Advanced Life Support permit to the Mt. Rose Ski Patrol. This is the first non-ambulance, non-fire department, non- air ambulance service permit ever issued by the State of Nevada. The Mt. Rose ski patrol has been providing ALS medical care to it’s sick or injured guests since 2010, under a unique cooperative services agreement between the ski patrol, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (Incline Fire) and REMSA. Through their generosity and dedication to excellent patient care, this interagency cooperative agreement has allowed the ski patrol to provide life saving and patient comfort procedures for the last 7 years. Mt. Rose has the only ALS Ski Patrol in the Sierra/Lake Tahoe area.


  • Patient care provided by Paramedics, Advanced EMT’s and EMT Basic patrollers.
  • Medical direction and oversight by Dr. Lisa Nelson.
  • Ability to hire advanced ski patrol providers who do not currently work at NLTFPD or REMSA which has been the case in the past.
  • Participant in the Washoe County Regional EMS Protocols so as to provide uniformly accepted local standards of care.
  • Improved coordination and patient care transfer with EMS transport agencies.
  • Ability to apply for EMS/Pre-hospital medical grants.
  • Ability to purchase medications under our own DEA license.
  • Setting a new standard of care for ski areas.
  • Can provide: Advanced cardiac care, including 12 lead ECG.

                           Pain management

                           Advanced airway and respiratory support

                           Glucose testing and diabetic emergency care

                           Access to direct medical control from hospital emergency

                           Department physicians

                           Emergency medicine administration

                           Over the counter medications


For additional information regarding the Mt. Rose Ski Patrol EMS Service contact:


Charlie Tabano, Paramedic

Ski Patrol EMS Program Manager

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(775) 741-0772


Mike Ferrari, EMT

Ski Patrol Director

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(775) 849-0704 ext. 280