Reno skiers and snowboarders are getting a chance to try out night skiing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe during March. Spring also introduces the resort's annual season pass sale, which includes a special beginner pass.
Mt. Rose is giving night skiing a trial run in March, running 4-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through March 19. "We're going to see what this does," spokesperson Kayla Anderson told us. "It's kind of a test run."
Lights were installed on the Ponderosa Lift for skiing Ponderosa Run, and a new terrain park has been constructed on the north side of the run. Night skiing lift tickets cost $22 for all ages. Tickets include a slice of pizza. Day tickets and season passes are valid for night skiing.
Mt. Rose also goes into full swing with its annual spring season pass sale, including the addition of a new pass. Those purchasing passes for next year can use them for skiing the remainder of the season this year, and the passes are valid daily without blackout dates.
The new U-22 pass for ages 13-22 has been added to the season pass lineup this year. It costs $222.
The Beginner Spring Pass returns at $199 for ages 11 and older. It includes unlimited access to three lifts, group lessons, and rentals. The pass grants all mountain access starting April 1. Beginners starting with the First Timer package can apply $25 toward at Beginner Spring Pass, and holders of the Beginner Spring Pass can also apply $99 to a season pass for next winter. "It's all built on a progression, so beginners can always have an opportunity," said Anderson. "We did it last year, and it was really a success."
Season passes can be purchased online or at the Mt. Rose Main Lodge.
Mt. Rose has set a tentative closing for April 24. "It was great to have powder going into March," said Anderson about the resort's snowfall that broached the annual average by the end of February. "We're expecting to be busy and have great deals out there."
Spring skiing and riding is scheduled to run at Mt. Rose through April 24.