The folks at [R283R, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe] are warming up the way-back machine once again to hurl the Nevada resort back to the days of big-hair bands, leg warmers and Reaganomics.

Back to the days when snowboarding was in its infancy and Hot Dog ... The Movie was making the cinematic rounds.

Back to the days when it cost maybe a buck and a half to make the drive up from Reno - and back.

Back to the days when the resort was two mostly friendly rival ski hills - Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain.

Back to the days when grooming referred mainly to personal hygiene not corduroy snow.

Yes, it's time for the annual Slide Back '80s Retro Ski Party Saturday, March 14, when you can break all the ski fashion laws - at least for one day.

Dress in your best stretch ski pants or neon-colored one-piece, put on your rear-entry boots, and click into those lo-o-ong pencil skis for a day of frivolity and nostalgia at Rose.

You also can win up to $500 worth of modern gear from the Village Ski Loft in Incline Village at the Fashion Contest at the "always chic" Slide Lodge at the bottom of East Bowl.