Visitor reviews for Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe Ski Resort
December 24, 2008
Chad from United States
Mt Rose rips! Mostly it's a family oriented resort w/ less fancy lodges and less beautiful people than Squaw etc... but "the chutes" which opened up in 2005 or so, are, hands down, the best in-bounds steeps in Tahoe. Not much traffic on them so you can find powder a few days after a storm, especially if you've got the guts to tree ski at a 45 degree pitch.
Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe Ratings
Overall: 2.4. Based on 1 vote and 2 reviews. Vote
Ski in/Ski out: 1.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
Snow Grooming: 4.0
(1) There are no snow groomers at Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe are groomed daily.
Nearby options: 4.0
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Lift Staff: 3.0
(1) The staff at Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
Ski Schools: 3.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Variety of pistes: 2.0
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
Snow Park: 4.0
(1) Not even a kicker at Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
Mountain Dining: 1.0
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Ski Pass Value: 1.0
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (Global): 3.0
(1) Overall, Mt Rose Ski at Tahoe is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
November 02, 2004
thibaut colar from United States
Well out of all the tahoe resorts this is the one i went to the most.
It's not the most high tech but is has good snow because of the very high elevation, and nice views of the lake.
The reason why i went there a lot is taht it's uncrowded, and only about 25 mn from reno.
So y can stay at a casino hotel for 50-70$ a night and ski here with a very short drivea and 50$ lifts.
That compares with skying at squaw with 58$ lifts and prbably like 100-200$ for an hotel in tahoe city.
So a good deal overall.
The drawbacks are that it can get very windy at the top and most lifts are slooooow.