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skierSkiing Near Reno

Most Tahoe-Reno area ski resorts are closed for the season.
Squaw Valley closes on May 10.

Two ski areas are located within a short drive of Reno, and many more are close-by in and near the Lake Tahoe Basin. Below are the closest ski areas, including two cross-country centers.
For a full list of Tahoe-area ski attractions, go to the Tahoe Skiing Page.

For snow conditions at Reno-Tahoe area ski resorts, Go Here.

Go To: Diamond Peak | Cross Country Skiing

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Mount Rose - Ski Tahoe

The closest ski resort to Reno, Mt. Rose has the highest base in the region, and great powder. If your legs are super-strong, try the Northwest Passage, with very steep 1,400 vertical feet.

Beginners can enjoy the 330-foot surface lift, the Flying Jenny. Chairs were added to the two high-speed six-pack lifts last season, providing shorter lift lines.

Base: 8,260 feet at the main lodge -- Vertical: 1,440 feet
Lifts: 8 including two fixed quads and two high-speed six-pacs, plus the surface lift for beginners.
Runs: 60+. Difficulty: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced)

For Boarders: Three terrain parks (one on Mt. Rose side & two on East Bowl side). One halfpipe, one quarter-pipe with Scorpion groomer.

Telephone - Info & Snow Report: 800-754-7673
or 800-SKI-ROSE (800-754-7673)

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Diamond Peak

Located at Incline Village, this ski area offers medium runs and fine beginners' slopes, plus fine views of the Tahoe area. More experienced skiers use the natural glades of Solitude Canyon and Golden Eagle Bowl. Accommodations are available in Incline Village and nearby Crystal Bay.

Base: 6,700 feet -- Vertical: 1,840 feet
Lifts: 6 includingone high-speed quad.
Runs: 30. Difficulty: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, 36% advanced.
Terrain park.

For Boarders: Terrain park on 655 acres, and terrain features, plus freestyle clinics.

Telephone: (775) 832-1177 -- Snow Report: (775) 831-3211

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snowCross-Country Skiing Near Reno

While there are a dozen Nordic ski areas in and around the Tahoe Basin, there are two on the Nevada side of the lake, within an hour's drive from Reno. For a full list of crosss-country ski areas in the region, go to the Tahoe Nordic Page.

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Diamond Peak

(775) 831-3249
Located at the Diamond Peak Ski Area, on Highway 431 near Incline Village, the cross country ski center offers 35 KM of groomed track and skating lanes, suitable for all levels. Available services include ski rentals, lessons, and a day lodge.

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Spooner Lake Cross-Country

(775) 749-5349
This extensive system of trails is found along Nevada Route 28, 12 miles south of Incline Village. In the summer, Spooner Lake offers miles of hiking trails. This is a great area for Nordic skiing, with 91 KM of groomed laness (track and skating), for skierss of all levels. Part of the system runs along the ridges of the Carson Mountains. A day lodge, rentals, and lessons are available.

For information on all the downhill ski and snowboarding resorts in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area, go to the Tahoe Skiing Page.

For the cross-country ski areas in the Reno/Tahoe area, go to the Tahoe cross-country page.


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