While the resort's 1200 acres and eight (6 aerial, 2 surface) lifts may not be at first glance as impressive as some nearby Tahoe Basin mega- resorts, Mt. Rose contains enough dandies and primal rushes to make for the most dolce of vitas. If there is a predominant geological statement to Mt. Rose that immediately captures the eye it's the Chutes. Towering over the Mount Rose Highway, and situated just under the resort's 9700-foot summit elevation, the Chutes reign supreme among all the left hooks that drop on the point of Rose's jaw. Rose's excellent beginner and novice area has been improved with 2 Wonder Carpets conveyor lifts.