Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe opened for the 2016-17 winter season |

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe opened for the 2016-17 winter season

Special to NNBW
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is located between Reno and Incline Village.
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Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe was one of the first Lake Tahoe area resorts to open for skiing and snowboarding this season when they opened this morning. Thanks to several nights of cold overnight and daytime temperatures that have allowed the resort to fire up its robust snowmaking system, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will open for the season with access to four beginner trails serviced by the Wizard quad and the Flying Jenny surface lifts on the Main Lodge side of the resort.

“Mt. Rose benefits from having the highest base elevation at Lake Tahoe, so early season storms paired with cold temperatures and recent enhancements to our snowmaking system will allow us to offer some of the best early season snow surfaces in the region,” said Mike Pierce, director of marketing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe in a press release. “We’ve really been maximizing our snowmaking system, and that coupled with weather forecasts calling for snow and cold temperatures to continue this weekend and in to early next week, will allow our focus to remain committed to opening additional terrain as quickly as possible.”

The resort plans to be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lift tickets available for purchase for just $40, and $20 for kids ages 15 and under. The Lodgepole Café, Timbers Bar, Equipment Rental and Repair Shop will also be open, and lessons will be available for both kids and adults.

Those interested in skiing or riding Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe this winter can still take advantage of affordable season pass rates. Adult premier passes valid seven days per week with no blackouts are available for $529. Young adult premier passes – perfect for college students, are available for $399 for ages 16-23. Midweek passes valid Monday through Friday (excluding Dec. 26-30, 2016) are priced at just $429, and children’s passes are available for $279 for ages 6-15.

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