Lake Tahoe area resort targeting 2022-23 opening of enhanced Lakeview mountain zone
Mount Rose Ski Tahoe announced yesterday that plans are underway to expand the Lakeview area of the mountain to include additional ski terrain and a new high-speed chairlift. 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 the Lakeview mountain zone, which will include trail additions, existing trail improvements, and new skier traffic patterns. The expansion is estimated to cost upward of $7.5 million and is expected to be complete ahead of the 2022-23 winter season.
“For 41 years, the Lakeview triple has provided access to incredible skiing and riding and expansive views of Lake Tahoe. Last season, strong ridership combined with COVID-19 related chairlift restrictions proved it necessary to increase Lakeview’s lift capacity. When completed, the Lakeview zone of the mountain will offer even greater access to beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain and help give skiers and riders of all ability levels more lift and terrain options to enjoy.”
– Mike Pierce, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe marketing director
Preliminary work has already begun, with the lift replacement process to begin at the end of the 2021-22 winter season. The new, beginner-rated “Lakeside Trail” will create another route from the top of the Lakeview lift to the “Around the World” ski trail, giving novice skiers and riders greater ability to enjoy lake views from Mt. Rose.
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On-mountain improvements underway include an additional $1+ million investment in snowmaking infrastructure on the Mine Train, Slide Bowl, and Race Arena trails. Slope grading work designed to reduce obstacles and allow for terrain opening on as little as 12-inches of packed snow is also in progress on Bruce’s Run. Preparation for the Lakeview expansion including Lakeside Trail developments and site preparation of the unload terminal also occurred this summer.
The 60-year-old domestic water system serving the main lodge base area is being replaced. The project includes 4,000 feet of new pipeline from a tank off of the lower section of Around the World which will increase storage capacity and improve fire protection. Over the past five years, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has invested over $6.5 million in on-mountain improvements designed to enhance the guest experience.
“We are focused on offering our guests a high-quality experience every time they come to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. That’s why we’ve continued to invest back into the resort’s infrastructure year after year. There’s no question the new express lift and terrain expansion planned in the Lakeview zone are sure to be well used by our guests.”
– Mike Pierce
Learn more about Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe and purchase passes for the 2021-22 winter season at www.skirose.com.