Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe recently announced it is planning to add a new high-speed chairlift and additional terrain for the 2022-23 season.
Mt. Rose has plans underway to expand the Lakeview area of the mountain to include more terrain for skiers and riders, in addition to a new high-speed chairlift.
Located 25 minutes from Reno and a short distance from Incline Village in North Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose estimates this will 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. Improvements also include trail additions, existing trails and new skier traffic patterns.
The Lakeview expansion is estimated to cost upward of $7.5 million and is expected to be completed ahead of the 2022-23 winter season.
“For 41 years, the Lakeview triple (chair) has provided access to incredible skiing and riding and expansive views of Lake Tahoe,” said Mike Pierce, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe marketing director.
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,” Pierce added.
Preliminary work has already begun, with the lift replacement process to begin at the end of the 2021-22 winter season. Preparation for the Lakeview expansion including Lakeside Trail developments and site preparation of the unload terminal began early this summer.
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 the resort’s lake views.
CURRENT IMPROVEMENTS: On-mountain improvements underway include an additional $1-plus 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.
The 60-year-old domestic water system serving the resort’s 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 that will increase storage capacity and improve fire protection.
Over the past five years, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has invested more than $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. That’s why we’ve continued to invest back into the resort’s infrastructure year after year,” Pierce said. “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.”
HIGHEST ELEVATION AMONG TAHOE SKI RESORTS: Mt. Rose has Lake Tahoe area’s highest base elevation at 8,260 feet and has 1,200 acres of runs that are ideal for every level of skier and snowboarder.
The Chutes area provides 1,500 vertical feet of north-east facing extreme terrain with some of the longest continuous vertical in North America – 40 to 55 degree runs for over 1,000 feet.
Learn more about Mt. Rose for the 2021-22 winter season at www.skirose.com and purchase season passes.