Variety of terrain, mountain layout, convenience
Can get windy
I've had a season pass here for 8-10 years. I also ski elsewhere in Tahoe, but you can't beat the convenience of Mt. Rose and the compact variety that it offers. The Chutes are steep and great on powder days, the Slide or East Bowl side has some great tree runs. The Rose side has some fairly steep groomers, along with the gentler beginner slopes. This is a great family area because each level can ski runs for their ability, but still remain close enough for lunch or breaks. A lot of locals ski here on long lunch breaks from work, or before or after work. As the resort says, Altitude is Everything, which is true, but is one reason winds can be a problem.