The Winters Creek Lodge overlooks the Reno-Carson valley.

Last week I decided to avoid the President’s Week crowds at the big resorts and drove up to Mt. Rose, located 11 miles above Incline Village. I was pleasantly surprised from the moment I arrived. While other resorts were charging premium holiday lift prices, Mt. Rose was offering their 2 ‘fer Tuesdays deal, making my lift ticket $35. For those who came solo, Mt. Rose ambassadors matched them up with other singles to take advantage of the special.

The Big Bonanza and Central Pacific runs off the Blazing Zephyr 6 chair.

At 8,260 ft, Mt. Rose has the highest base elevation in Tahoe with an average snowfall of 350″. The resorts 1,200 acres offers a wonderful variety of runs for all ski levels.
As I worked my may around the mountain, it quickly became my new favorite resort. Mt. Rose offers fast lifts, stunning views, and some of the best variety of terrain in Tahoe.

A view of the Carson Valley from the Winters Creek lodge.

A View of Lake Tahoe from the top of Upper Ramsey's.

For beginners, a large area is located next to the main lodge offering 10 different runs, including the Wild Horses Adventure Trails.
Intermediate and Advance skiers and boarders will not be disappointed by the variety on terrain, and for the no-fear crowd, try The Chutes.

Mt. Rose
22222 Mount Rose Highway, Reno, NV

Online specials:

Adult – $64 (reg. $69)
Adult Consecutive 3-day – $138 (reg. $207)

Daily resort specials:

Bonus Mondays: Present your previous Saturday or Sunday lift ticket to receive a Monday ticket for only $29.  No weekend ticket?  They’ll still sell you a ticket on Monday for only $39.

2’fer Tuesdays: Full-day lift tickets are sold 2 for 1. Valid that day only.

Over-The-Hill and Student Wednesdays:
Guests 50+ years receive a full-day lift tickets for only $35
Guests with a current college ID receive a full-day lift ticket for only $35

Ladies Day Thursday: All women receive a  full-day lift ticket for just $35.

Have you been to Mt. Rose? What’s your favorite run?