It might be just a little strip of man-made snow, but who cares? Ski season is here!
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe opened a handful of runs on the lower mountain Friday morning, making it the first resort in the Lake Tahoe region to open for skiing and boarding.
It’s the third year in a row the resort has been first to the punch to open, but it might be best to keep your hopes and dreams of powder days and big lines in check for just a little while longer.
Currently just one lift servicing two beginner runs is spinning — and none of the snow is natural.
But Mike Pierce, spokesperson for Mt. Rose, says they hope to get more of the mountain open soon. Cold weather is coming into the region this weekend, which will allow Rose to make more snow.
Currently, there are just a few bare patches to fill in and the resort is “very close” to getting more open, Pierce said.
Mt. Rose is open Friday through Sunday this weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will close for the week but should reopen every weekend until there is enough snow for a seven-day schedule.