Mount Rose

First Tahoe area resort open thanks to snowmaking, cold overnight temps

RENO, Nev. – Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will be the first Tahoe area resort open for skiing and snowboarding when it starts spinning the Wizard chairlift on Friday, October 25, 2019. Over the summer, the resort continued its commitment to expanding its snowmaking system and will offer access to beginner trails in the Enchanted Forest area that create a wide top-to-bottom run off of the Wizard lift.

The Wizard beginner lift will spin from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday serving three trails: Merlin, Witches Brew and Spellbound. Lift tickets are $20 and will be sold at the Main Lodge.

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“We’re excited to get the winter season underway at Lake Tahoe, and have put our extensive snowmaking system to work to offer skiers and riders their first turns in the region,” said Mike Pierce, director of marketing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. “At 8,260′, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has the highest base area elevation in Tahoe. We’re ready to take advantage of this as winter weather moves in so we can open even more terrain as quickly as possible.”

The Lodgepole Cafรฉ and Timbers Bar will also be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5p.m. Ski lessons and 431 Sports will not be available, however skiers and riders can pick-up season leases and purchase season passes. All parking will be at the Main Lodge.

For those who plan to take advantage of one of the longest seasons in Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose offers convenient access from both Reno and North Lake Tahoe and the freedom to ski with a variety of season pass options ranging from $199-$725.

Continuing its tradition of the six-month plus winter season, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will aim for that goal again this year, and after opening weekend, will resume lift operations and open additional terrain as weather and conditions permit.

For more information about resort services, conditions, or to purchase a lift ticket or season pass, visit

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