Mount Rose Ski Resort

Mount Rose Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Nevada in USA. The resort is in the town of Reno, NV. We recently ranked all of Nevada's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Rose stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mount Rose is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Mount Rose Ski Resort.

Mount Rose Lodging:

Mount Rose Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mount Rose has a total of 65 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,200 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 486 hectares, 2 square miles, or 5 square kilometers.

Mount Rose's slopes see on average 350 inches (138 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,200(5 km2)
Annual Snowfall
350"(138 cm)

Mount Rose Ski Resort Elevation

Mount Rose Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,700 feet, or 2,956 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,800 feet (549 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 9,700 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,700'(2,956 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,800'(549 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
7,900'(2,408 m)

Mount Rose Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
58.3out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mount Rose's difficulty level of 58.3 is above average. 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mount Rose has 1,200 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mount Rose's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 30% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 50% as expert.
20%(240 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
30%(360 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
50%(600 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mount Rose Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mount Rose is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 50% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Mount Rose Ski Resort Location

Mount Rose Ski Resort is located in the state of Nevada, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Reno, NV.

Reno, NV 89511 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.34000, -119.92000

Getting to Mount Rose Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Rose Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.34000, -119.92000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Reno, NV to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Rose Ski Resort.

Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV14 mi
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA100 mi
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, CA167 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Rose.

Sacramento Mather AirportMHRSacramento, CA92 mi
Redding Municipal AirportRDDRedding, CA149 mi
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County AirportSTSSanta Rosa, CA166 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Rose Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Rose Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
NorthstarTruckee, CA8,610 ft51%12 mi
Granlibakken TahoeTahoe City, CA6,350 ft14%18 mi
Tahoe DonnerTruckee, CA7,350 ft25%18 mi
Alpine MeadowsOlympic Valley, CA8,673 ft56%20 mi
Palisades TahoeOlympic Valley, CA9,050 ft76%20 mi
Sugar BowlTruckee, CA8,383 ft51%21 mi
HomewoodHomewood, CA7,800 ft51%22 mi
Donner Ski RanchNorden, CA7,781 ft37%23 mi
BorealSoda Springs, CA7,700 ft29%23 mi
Soda SpringsSoda Springs, CA7,300 ft30%25 mi
HeavenlySouth Lake Tahoe, CA10,067 ft71%28 mi
Sierra-at-TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA8,852 ft51%37 mi
KirkwoodKirkwood, CA9,800 ft56%46 mi
Dodge RidgePinecrest, CA8,200 ft52%80 mi

Mount Rose Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation9,700 ft
Base Elevation7,900 ft
Vertical Drop1,800 ft
(20% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  50% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,200
Avg. Annual Snowfall350 inches
Mount Rose Ski Resort Mountain Stats