The Mt Rose area offers access to some of the highest trailheads in our region, known for an abundance of powder skiing and spring corn skiing. This area typically provides a long season with reliable early season snow lasting through the late spring. Much of this terrain is near and above treeline with some protected terrain for finding powder snow long after a storm. Mt. Rose (10,776’) along with the many surrounding peaks and Mt. Rose Wilderness are located in the Carson Range of NV and provide excellent views of Lake Tahoe, Martis Valley, and the Carson Valley. Skiing and riding can be done on many peaks including Tamarack Peak, Mt. Houghton, and Mt. Rose.
This is an intermediate/advanced ski tour for folks who have previous backcountry ski or splitboard experience and advanced downhill skills. This is perfect for folks who have completed their AIARE 1 avalanche course and an intro to backcountry course. We will be climbing 2000'+ throughout the day with many transitions. Participants must be in good physical condition. Your guide will go through a trip plan with you with the current avalanche conditions and weather forecast to find the best snow and terrain available.