Resort news IN THIS EDITION
Snowmaking / Grading
Water Tank Paint / Waterline to the Main Lodge
The Lakeview Zone
Dave’s Last Pass – Changing of the Guard
Current on-mountain improvements are in full swing this summer including an additional $1+ million investment in snowmaking infrastructure on Upper Lakeview run plus extensive coverage on the Slide Bowl & Race arena. Snowmaking ability being is expanded to augment the following trails:
- Mine Train
- Slide Bowl
- Race Arena
- Upper Lakeview
Slope grading efforts on Bruce’s run will also take place next month. Designed to reduce obstacles and allow for terrain opening on as little as 12-inches of packed snow, this “trail-smoothing” should allow another key run on the “Slide Side” to have quality early season skiing and riding. Mt. Rose is focused on offering our guests a high-quality experience every time they come to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, and that’s why we’ve continued to invest back into the resort’s infrastructure year after year.
Over the past five years, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has invested over $6.5 million in on-mountain improvements.
Sealing the deal:
5 million gallon tank gets THE final coat
No, we are not leaving the tank paint theme as English Tudor… This summer, the final step to completing the 5 million gallon snowmaking tank project is underway. We were able to utilize this tank last season, but now we’ll seal her up both inside and out. Crews will prep and paint both the inside and outside of this monster structure to match the green color on the adjacent tank. The existing smaller green tank will become the new lodge water source for the coming year. A new water line to the Main Lodge is on the project list for this summer as well.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has announced that plans are underway to expand the Lakeview area of the mountain to include a new high-speed chairlift plus additional ski terrain. Estimated to be the largest capital improvement project in the resort’s history, the new lift will be a key piece of Mt. Rose’s efforts to enhance the overall experience in this “Lakeview Zone,” including trail additions, existing run improvements, and new skier traffic patterns. The expansion is estimated to cost upward of $7.5 million dollars and is expected to be complete ahead of the 2022-23 winter season.
Preliminary work has already begun including site prep for the unload station for the Leitner Poma high speed quad lift selected to replace the 41-year-old Lakeview triple chair, with the lift replacement process to begin toward the end of the coming 2021-22 winter season will create a new, low-level route (adventure) over the ridge of the Tahoe Express unload area down to the exit zone of the Wildcard Bowl and ultimately connecting back with the popular Around the World Beginner trail… This new trail also opens up access to extensive glades of perfectly spaced trees in previously under-used areas.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
DAVE’S LAST PASS
Hanging up his Grooming and Snowmaking hat, Dave Hahl will end his legacy at Mt. Rose after completing key construction projects this summer.
Starting WAY back in 1984, Dave has been an asset at the mountain for 37 years, conveying his true passion for the sport with an endless pursuit of perfection – laying down the perfect groom night after night… season after season. Not only has he trained and led the bulk of the grooming crew over the last 37 years, but Dave also brought snowmaking into the mainstream at 8260′, starting from a single gun at the Ponderosa break-over.
Extensive pipes, pumps, guns, towers, and tanks complemented by expertly graded trails now encompass the vast network that enables Mt. Rose to consistently provide some of the best early season conditions in the region. His talents and knowledge will be missed as no one who knows the mountain like Dave.
Those who know him best will miss his dedication and genuinely passionate spirit that has been a vital cog in the successful evolution of Mt. Rose in the modern era. We wish him well as he plans on spending more time surfing endless waves and enjoying more powder days.
Ready For the task
New leaders in Grooming & Snowmaking are ready to fill the big shoes resulting from Dave’s retirement.
Veteran groomer Scott Cail will oversee the grooming department and George Wagner is set to take over snow making. Both employees have worked extensively under Dave’s guidance and are up to the challenge of prepping the mountain to Dave’s standard (and beyond) for future seasons with supreme snow surfaces.
Slide Bowl Snowmaking pipes… Getting the last leg in place for improved early season conditions.