Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, NV Raises Minimum Wage to $15 | Requires All Employees to Be Vaccinated

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Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is preparing to operate a little differently this season during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Photo courtesy Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe/Facebook

Resort will also increase wages by 5% for year-round and full-time employees to adjust for cost of living.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe announced today that it has raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all positions that were previously below. The increase represents a 66% increase over the standard $9 per hour mandated minimum wage in Nevada. The resort will also require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of the start of its 2021-22 winter season.

“The health and safety of our employees and our guests continues to be our highest priority. Our intention is to do everything we can to open and operate safely all season long, and that starts with requiring our employees to be vaccinated. We are confident that the wage increase and cost of living adjustment that will also go into effect this season will help us to both remain competitive as an employer, and attract and retain top talent across a variety of positions.”

– Mike Pierce, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe marketing director

Mt. Rose’s wage increase will affect employees in nearly all departments at the resort, including staff in base operations, ski school, food and beverage, terrain parks, lift operations, rental and retail operations, ski patrol, and tickets. The increase puts its entry-level positions $6 above the $9 per hour mandated minimum wage in Nevada and $1 over the mandated $14 minimum wage in California.

Competitive wages are just one of the many perks offered to Mt. Rose employees. Being part of the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe team also includes free skiing and snowboarding all season long, free lessons and equipment rentals, discounts on retail items, and at resort food outlets. These benefits add to the appeal of this local favorite resort and contribute to a like-minded team spirit that brings returning staff back year after year.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe offers one of the longest seasons in the region and the most convenient access from Reno and North Lake Tahoe. Learn more or apply for open positions at

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