Mount Rose Ski Resort to Expand

Great news for skiers in the Reno area!


Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe wants to increase terrain by 20 percent, more than 100 acres of skiable terrain by adding a chairlift and runs across Mt. Rose Highway from the main resort.

The new terrain, referred to as the Atoma Area, would include 11 new ski trails, two lifts, and restrooms. Installation of two chairlifts: one to provide the return trip from the Atoma Area to the main ski area will be approximately 1,650-feet-long and crosses Mt. Rose Highway directly above the skier bridge and one approximately 3,000-foot-long to service the terrain within the Atoma Area
Construction of an approximately 130-foot-long skier bridge spanning the Mt. Rose Highway, which would provide a skiable connection between existing terrain at the main ski area and proposed terrain in the Atoma Area. The bridge would have a minimum clearance of 18 feet from the highway and a minimum width of 30 feet to safely accommodate a variety of abilities. The new runs would also be shielded from wind by trees and terrain, making them more attractive during stormy or windy conditions. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is well known for its abundance of advanced and expert terrain; however, it struggles to provide a full extent and variety of lower-ability level terrain. Additionally, a majority of the lower-ability level terrain that is currently offered is shared by upper-ability level guests, which impacts the experience of these users.The trails in the Atoma Area would provide a unique skiing experience, separate from other users at the resort, improving the skier experience, skier distribution, and skier safety throughout the permit area. The trails were planned to make the best use the available topography while providing a unique experience for the lower-ability level skier
Mt. Rose spokesman Mike Pierce said the new terrain will be suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders who aren’t quite ready for Mt. Rose’s steeper runs. The snow making capacity will also be upgraded by adding additional water storage.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is located on private and National Forest System land on Slide Mountain in the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 25 miles south east of Reno, Nevada.

Pierce said the project could be completed as soon as 2023.



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