RFID Gates and Improved Snowmaking Just Some of the Improvements at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, NV this Winter

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Improved snowmaking just one of the improvements at Mt. Rose Ski Taho, NV. Credit: Mt. Rose Facebook Page

Building on its commitment to enhance the guest experience, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, NV has invested $1.5 million in on-mountain improvements ahead of the winter 2019-20 season. Highlighted enhancements include major snowmaking additions and the resort’s new ticketing and lift gate system. With the installation of new Axess RFID lift gates, skiers and riders will enjoy a simplified process for lift access where they no longer need to take their ticket or pass out of their pocket when in a lift line. The new system also allows for easy season pass upgrades and daily lift ticket reloading. The resort has also added new snowmaking to its already extensive system, made trail improvements, purchased a new snow grooming machine and more.

“We are dedicated to offering our guests a high-quality experience every time they visit Mt. Rose, and with the improvements we’ve made this summer, we’re confident skiers and riders are going to find accessing our terrain easier than ever,” said Mike Pierce, director of marketing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe.

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New RFID gates coming to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe next season. Credit: Mt. Rose

With a base elevation of 8,260’ and a robust snowmaking system, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe consistently offers a six month season and some of the best snow conditions in Lake Tahoe. Early season operations and the ability to offer a superior snow surface all season long continue to be a priority at Mt. Rose. This effort is further bolstered by the addition of new snowmaking machines including two Pole Cats on Kit Carson Bowl, one Pole Cat on Ponderosa Trail and six portable snow guns. Summer slope grooming and the installation of snowmaking infrastructure on Aida’s Trail will make it possible to offer early season skiing on as little as 10-12 inches of packed base.

Investments were also made to the resort’s base area, including general lodge and parking lot improvements, and all new furniture in the Timbers Bar. A new snowcat will also be added to the resort’s snow grooming fleet.

Mt. Rose will continue to offer dynamic pricing on lift tickets, with value offerings based on visit dates and multi-day tickets. New for 2019-20 will be a Friday daily ticket special “SKI-GIF” featuring $49 tickets after 12:00 p.m. complemented by live entertainment and bar specials. Our other famous daily specials will continue with “Ladies Day Thursdays” (now including a complementary women’s clinic), “Two ‘Fer Tuesdays” and “Locals Sundays.”

Convenient access from both Reno and North Lake Tahoe paired with season pass options ranging from $199-675 means skiers and riders can be on the mountain from early season through late spring. With the goal to be the first resort open in Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is scheduled to begin operations for the season on October 25, 2019.

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