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My very first time skiing was at Mt. Rose. Overall the place was decently nice, but with that being said, it's not Aspen or Vail-nice, so don't expect anything of those sorts. If this is your first time skiing, be prepared to wait in a long line to get checked in, rent the boots, rent the skis, and drop your stuff off. I would recommend getting there at least an hour before your time slot starts. The ski instructors were a little condescending, one of them started taunting a girl because she accidentally put her skis on for the first station. Another one kept acting as if we were supposed to fully understand every word of what he was saying even though this was our very first time experiencing anything skiing-related. This place is also very Caucasian; one instructor mixed up me and my other Indian friend (we look nothing alike) then proceeded to assume that the only other Indian male in our group was our father. The one instructor who actually took the time to explain everything to us was a nice young female named Sarah from New Jersey. She was honestly the only good instructor there. Additionally, there was no communicating between the instructors at all of the different stations. I was told I was good enough to proceed to station 4; once I got up there, there was no instructor to greet us, so a friend and I assumed that we were supposed to go ahead and ski down. This resulted in me falling head first and injuring myself. Apparently, there was supposed to have been an instructor at station 4, but no one bothered to tell us this. I turned in my skis after I'd fallen because I'd hurt myself pretty badly.
Overall this place is good if you're balling on a budget, but if you're new to skiing, I'd recommend investing in something a little nicer. Trust me, paying more will be so worth it because you will more than likely walk out injury-free unlike yours truly. ... Full Review
Great snow when most of Tahoe is getting slush/rain due to higher elevation. Mt. Rose Hwy periodically closes.... Full Review
Great ski area. Big mountain skiing with close parking, fast lifts and fun staff... Full Review
If you are good at skiing, the chutes are sick. If not, there’s something for you. Could be more bars but it’s not a big resort so whatever. Not very much to say about the park. Staff are friendly and food is good.... Full Review
Mt rose is my favorite mountain in the Tahoe region. all of the employees work well to assist myself as an adaptive rider with smiles on their faces. its has a 6 seat high speed lift going to the top on both sides of the mountain. So it makes for a fantastic resort to burn out laps on. its a little lacking on the terrain park side but makes up for it with amazing natural features. its got a massive snow cat track running the border of the resort thats perfect for warming up for the day and shaking out the cobwebs. The powder days are some of the best in Tahoe, and there are great pockets hidden all over the mountain for weeks after a good storm. The lodge could use some BIG changes to be more wheelchair accessible, but i guess i have to deal with it until the resort updates itself to modern ADA requirements. Even with stated accessibility issues I will always get a season pass for here as long as they sell them.... Full Review
I’ve been going to Mt Rose since 1966. I was stationed in Sacramento and loved to ski. First tried Squaw and then the other areas closer to Sacramento but the snow was always heavy and annoying. Then we found Rose and what a difference. We loved it. Now I’m in my late 70s and stick to groomers mostly and I have no reason to go anywhere else. We ski midweek and ski half a day. The parking is easy, the price is great and the beer is good. What else is there ... Full Review
My family has been going to Mt Rose for a while now and we love it for it’s awesome runs and reasonable prices.... Full Review
mount rose is a very good resort, lots of runs and overall a great park, if you are a beginner, try out the enchanted forest zones, intermediates will love the ungroomed backside, and experts will admire the chutes (fuse, el cap, and nightmare are my favorite) theres something for everyone in the family, all the runs are very wide and you are free to go into the forest and ski, great place!... Full Review
If you can ski expert terrain, the Chutes (when open - climate change hurting Sierra snowpack) at Rose are longer with a tenth of the Squaw Valley hassle of CA crowds , higher prices, and multiple lifts to get to Squaw’s headwall West face KT22. Plus you get post card views of Lake Tahoe on a couple runs. Fun safe runs for beginners. When Tahoe gets snow the only resort more fun is at lake level on the West Shore: Homewood where it feels you might ski right into the lake - awesome views, fun tree skiing in Hobbit Land.
Swanky yummy food, especially at new lodge on Slide side and where u should Park and ski in the morning except tickets on other side and next exit up the 9,500 ft pass between Reno and Tahoe’s Income Village where the billionaires push around the millionaires. Good food in Incline Village 30 minutes away at Lake level. If you can’t ski well go to Flatstar (Northstar ) or Heavenly but u will be dealing with CA AZ crowds. Back to Rose: the help is nice. The bathrooms are bigger in the new lodge, but if you are not obese, all the bathrooms are just fine. ... Full Review
I have been skiing at mt rose for 6 years now. Whenever I first started the service was great. It hasn’t gotten worse and worse over the years but though. They used to grill the hamburgers right in front of you but now they start grilling them in the morning then preserving them to get people through the line faster. This is not nearly as good especially For what it costs ($13). The bathrooms are down right outrageous. They are dirty and small. If you decide to go to rose for a dat bring your own food and do not buy there’s food... Full Review
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