Most Tahoe-Reno area ski resorts are closed for the
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
For snow conditions at Reno-Tahoe area ski
Go To: Diamond Peak | Cross Country Skiing
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:
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:
or 800-SKI-ROSE (800-754-7673)
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.
For Boarders: Terrain park on 655 acres, and
terrain features, plus freestyle clinics.
Telephone: (775) 832-1177 -- Snow Report: (775) 831-3211
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
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.
Spooner Lake Cross-Country
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
For information on all the downhill ski and
snowboarding resorts in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area, go
to the Tahoe
For the cross-country ski areas in the Reno/Tahoe
area, go to the Tahoe