Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe

Experience over 1,200 acres of some of the Sierra’s best powder snow dropping over 1,800 vertical feet. Find out for yourself about Tahoe’s best value, superb conditions, and most convenient skiing.

Lodge Hours

Summer Administrative Office Hours (resort not open for operations):
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
September – Opening Day
Monday – Saturday    9:00am – 4:30pm*
*Guest Services is NOT Open when Pass Sales are at Bobo’s Reno


Winter (when open for operations):
Daily: 7:30am – 5:30pm


On the summit between Incline Village (North Lake Tahoe) and Reno – SR 431

22222 Mt. Rose Hwy.
Reno, Nevada 89511

Distance from:

  • North Lake Tahoe: 11 mi.
  • Reno/Tahoe Airport: 22 mi.
  • Downtown Reno: 25 mi.

Lift Hours

During the Winter Season – Tentative Opening Day Thursday, October 29, 2020
Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm*

Half Day/Afternoon: 12:30pm-4:00pm

* Blazing Zephyr 6 at the Winters Creek Lodge is open at 8:30am for season passholders.

Lift operation schedule subject to change depending on weather/seasonal demand

Mt. Rose Stats
The Mountain
  • Base Elevation: 8,260 ft. (Tahoe’s Highest)
  • Acres: 1200+
  • Summit: 9700′
  • Year Opened: 1964
  • Average Snowfall: 350″ (30 feet!)
  • Vertical Drop: 1,800′
  • 20% Beginner Green
  • 30% Intermediate Blue
  • 40% Advanced Black
  • 10% Expert Double Black
  • Longest Run: 2.5 miles
  • Total Trails: 60+
  • 2 “Six Pack” high-speed, detachable chairs
  • 2 Quad chairs (fixed grip)
  • 2 Triple chairs (fixed grip)
  • 2 Surface Lifts:
    • Magic Dual Conveyor
    • Little Mule (for children in Rosebuds classes only)

Mt. Rose Policies

  • No Dogs
  • No Sledding
  • No Drones
  • It is unlawful to bring in your own beer, wine, or liquor
  • No skiing or snowboarding while carrying children. Children in chest packs or backpacks will be denied access to all ski lifts.

No Dogs Policy:

Mt. Rose has had many problems in the past with people bringing their dogs to the ski area. This may be the result of a small number of irresponsible pet owners, but the consequences have resulted in a simple NO DOGS policy at the mountain.

Common dog problems include:

Loose / Unleashed Dogs: Dogs that are left to run loose in the parking lots and base areas resulting in:
• Traffic issues in the parking lots
• Scrounging for food in our public areas
• Barking / frightening other patrons including young children
• Dog poop / yellow snow in the parking lots and lodge areas 
• Road hazard – especially when dogs are dangerously near the highway entrance

Dogs Left in Vehicles: Pets left in vehicles (sometimes without the windows cracked) is not only perceived as cruel to the animal, but reflects poorly on Mt. Rose that we would tolerate such behavior from our guests. Other patrons will call Animal Control to come deal with what they perceive is a cruel situation. Many of these pets will bark for hours while their owners are on the mountain, which can create a negative experience to nearby patrons who are here to enjoy a serene mountain experience.

Barking / vicious dogs in the backs of pick-ups: This practice again can be frightening / intimidating to nearby patrons preparing to ski for the day or returning to their vehicles.

You may be more responsible with your pet, but we still ask that you leave the furry ones at home.

Only At Rose

With Tahoe’s highest base elevation, our resort is only 25 min from Reno and 10 from Incline Village. But that’s not all that makes this rose bloom.