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MT. ROSE SKI TAHOE PLANS LARGEST CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT EVER​

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SAM Magazine—Reno, Nev., Sept. 28, 2021—Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Nev., plans to invest roughly $7.5 million to expand the Lakeview area of the mountain.
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The plan includes replacement of the 41-year-old Lakeview Triple with a new high-speed lift, new skiable terrain, and improvements to existing terrain ahead of the 2022-23 winter season. It’s estimated to be the largest capital improvement project in the resort’s history.
“For 41 years, the Lakeview triple has provided access to incredible skiing and riding and expansive views of Lake Tahoe. Last season, strong ridership combined with Covid-19 related chairlift restrictions proved it necessary to increase Lakeview’s lift capacity,” said Mike Pierce, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe marketing director. “When completed, the Lakeview zone of the mountain will offer even greater access to beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain and help give skiers and riders of all ability levels more lift and terrain options to enjoy.”
Preliminary work has already begun, with the lift replacement process to begin at the end of the 2021-22 winter season. The new, beginner-rated “Lakeside Trail” will create another route from the top of the Lakeview lift to the “Around the World” ski trail, giving novice skiers and riders greater ability to enjoy lake views from Mt. Rose.
This year, on-mountain improvements include more than $1 million in new snowmaking infrastructure on three trails, as well as slope grading work designed to reduce obstacles and allow for terrain to open with as little as 12-inches of packed snow. The 60-year-old domestic water system serving the main lodge base area is being replaced, requiring 4,000 feet of new pipeline. Preparations for the Lakeview expansion, including site prep of the unload terminal, also occurred this summer.
 

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Do we know if the Alpine-Olympic valley gondola will be in service this season? Their update are vague.
Also, that’s a bummer that Vail did not allocate funds to Kirkwood.
 

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yes, they sometimes have a no ladder cable chains policy on brockway summit, because those basic chains are not enough.
If you get cable chains, you need at least diamond/Zdiagonal, or any style of real link chains and maybe up to the judgement of the checker.

I would suggest that anyone on this board who maybe using their chains more than 1x, should at least get better than budget basic chains.

Yeah but it's often an ease/ risk assessment in a rental. Plus cables cause way less damage if you snap them when you may or may not strictly be allowed chains under rental policy.
 

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Although generally not a problem with rentals, there are vehicles that do not have enough clearance for regular chains/TDs; 2 of my last three cars were such, requiring special traction devices that cost 3-5 times as much as simple chains - big investment for something that will get almost no use.
 

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After a September with a few Northwest cold front systems only brushing our Sierra Nevada to the south, the jetstream is finally moving fronts closer to our region that usually occurs in October. Forecast shows periods of showers into next week as temperatures significantly drop and hopefully more beyond. Historically, a few times over decades we've had Tahoe skiing the first week of November at higher elevations but for that to occur ground temperatures first need to drop so whatever snow might accumulate doesn't quickly melt from below. Note resorts have tentatively announced opening dates but enough natural early snows could change those game plans.

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
227 AM PDT Tue Oct 5 2021
...Outlook going into mid-October: While not a slam dunk, the

pattern does suggest additional storm systems are possible with
rain, snow, and continued cool conditions. -Dawn
 

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After a September with a few Northwest cold front systems only brushing our Sierra Nevada to the south, the jetstream is finally moving fronts closer to our region that usually occurs in October. Forecast shows periods of showers into next week as temperatures significantly drop and hopefully more beyond. Historically, a few times over decades we've had Tahoe skiing the first week of November at higher elevations but for that to occur ground temperatures first need to drop so whatever snow might accumulate doesn't quickly melt from below. Note resorts have tentatively announced opening dates but enough natural early snows could change those game plans.

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
227 AM PDT Tue Oct 5 2021
...Outlook going into mid-October: While not a slam dunk, the

pattern does suggest additional storm systems are possible with
rain, snow, and continued cool conditions. -Dawn
I'll have whatever he's^ drinking . . .
 
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After a September with a few Northwest cold front systems only brushing our Sierra Nevada to the south, the jetstream is finally moving fronts closer to our region that usually occurs in October. Forecast shows periods of showers into next week as temperatures significantly drop and hopefully more beyond. Historically, a few times over decades we've had Tahoe skiing the first week of November at higher elevations but for that to occur ground temperatures first need to drop so whatever snow might accumulate doesn't quickly melt from below. Note resorts have tentatively announced opening dates but enough natural early snows could change those game plans.

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
227 AM PDT Tue Oct 5 2021
...Outlook going into mid-October: While not a slam dunk, the

pattern does suggest additional storm systems are possible with
rain, snow, and continued cool conditions. -Dawn
I don't think Rose is planning on a late October WROD this season (again) but if we actually get some cold weather and natural snow I wouldn't bet against it. They opened the last weekend in October for the three seasons prior to 20-21.
 
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