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Winter is Coming: Checking in with Mt. Rose

Oct 23rd 2013

October snow at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe

Temperatures have been dropping in Lake Tahoe and the squirrels and bears have been active! Mt. Rose already received its first snow Sep. 26th and another dusting on Oct. 9th, a sign of an early winter. But we need just a bit more to start making snow. Here's a note from our Head Groomer Dave Hahl:

"Currently what we are looking for at this time of the year is something more than just a few cold hours right before sun up as we have been experiencing this week to a certain extent. It is more advantageous to see temperatures and humidity at required levels for at least 10 hours a day to warrant the expense."

Our altitude helps Mt. Rose too…our high base elevation of 8,260’ ensures great snow when the storms come through.

Mt. Rose is also introducing a new website Snow Report with these improvements:

  • Morning, Afternoon and Next 24 Hours forecast
  • New weather icons
  • Chutes listed as simply Open, Closed or Delayed. Individual gate statuses will be listed on the electronic signs posted at Northwest Magnum 6 and Blazing Zephyr 6 loading areas. 

Mt. Rose’s scheduled opening date is November 22nd weather permitting. The Premier Pass has no blackout dates and tons of perks, so make sure you have yours before the snow really starts flying. Season pass rates are going up Nov. 1st; buy yours online at skirose.com!

Posted by Kayla Anderson

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