Mt. Rose ski resort in Lake Tahoe, NV just saw 7-18″ of snow over the weekend.
That was enough to give them to confidence to announce that they’ll opening for the season on October 31st, 2016.
People backcountry skied all over the real 10,775′ Mt. Rose, NV (just across the street from the ski resort that is actually on Slide Mountain, NV).
World Cup skier Travis Ganong backcountry skied 10,775′ Mt. Rose today and said this:
“[10,775′ Mt. Rose ] Conditions report: about 8-10 inches at the car at Mt. Rose summit, and 2.5 to 3.5 feet at the top of relay peak. The snow is really supportable and fun to ski but it is still early season so choose where you turn wisely. Everything above the 9500 foot level is 2.5+ feet deep settled base. If you go ski wear a helmet as rocks, logs, other hazards exist. Be safe and have fun out there!” – Travis Ganong, today
Mt. Rose Ski Resort Press Release:
FIRST SIGNIFICANT STORM BRINGS 7-18” OF SNOW TO MT. ROSE SKI TAHOE
Resort Scheduled to Open Monday, October 31, 2016, Conditions Permitting
RENO, NV – Oct. 17, 2016 – Following the Lake Tahoe region’s first significant winter storm that left 7-18 inches of fresh snow on the mountains at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, and with cold overnight temperatures expected to continue through the week, the resort confirmed it plans to open for the 2016-17 winter season on Monday, October 31, 2016. A late October opening will make Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe the first Lake Tahoe area resort to open for skiing and snowboarding this season.
“This first significant snowfall of the season gives Mt. Rose a strong foundation to aggressively build our base and enhance it with snowmaking every opportunity that conditions allow,” said Mike Pierce, director of marketing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. “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.”
As snowmaking operations continue leading up to opening day, the resort will share additional detail regarding what terrain and resort services will be open, as well as ticket prices.