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Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

67

Rank in
Region

9

Rank in
State

1

This resort is often compared with:

Squaw Valley
Alpine Meadows
Heavenly
Best time for snow at
Mt. Rose
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mt. Rose

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
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True Snow: 340" per year
Snow Quality Rank

56

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

95

Mt. Rose is ranked No. 95 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

13.9%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

25.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

36.4%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

95

Mt. Rose is ranked No. 95 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

56

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Mt. Rose

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
17
score
92.1
Expert
rank
51
score
40.7
Snow Quality
rank
56
score
64.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1800 ft

9700 ft
Base Elevation: 8260 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose has very good snow frequency of 15.0% of winter days with 6 inches or more and 26% of winter months with 90 inches or more, but also endures 36% of winter months with less than 30 inches. Mt. Rose’s 8,200 foot base is the highest at Tahoe, so rain is rare. Average snow density of 12% is not the blower of the Rockies but easily managed on modern fat rockered skis.

Accumulation and Preservation

The original Rose and Slide terrain is fully open for the holidays in about ¾ of seasons. However, it takes a very snowy start to get the precipitous Chutes open by Christmas. Sierra droughts can be extreme, so even the snowiest areas are less than ¼ open at Christmas in the worst 15% of seasons. Due to its elevation range of 8,200 – 9,700 feet and over half north exposure, Mt. Rose rivals Kirkwood for the best snow preservation at Tahoe. Mt. Rose is usually best skied in February and March.