My parents live in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. This greatly improves my options when I come out west for a ski vacation. Even with all the greats like Squaw Valley, Northstar etc, etc. I always end up at Mt rose for the majority of my vacation. Unless your on the greens the lines are SHORT, and the lifts are FAST! The terrain is very nice. Everyone from the staff to the people on the mountain are always super friendly. No eliteism here.
My last trip was just this April. When everyone else was closing operation or charging big dollars for crappy snow. Mt Rose slashed their prices even more, and still had superior snow.
For those on vacation, why spend the money on an overpriced resort when you could just as easily stay in a Casino in Reno, and live it up for a lot less.
Mt. Rose will always be a little extra special to me.