Lake Tahoe skiing: Mt. Rose to open Friday, Nov. 18 | SierraSun.com

Lake Tahoe skiing: Mt. Rose to open Friday, Nov. 18

Staff report

RENO, Nev. — With cold temperatures and the chance of snow in the forecast this week, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will fire up its snowmaking system and plans to open for the season on Friday, Nov. 18, conditions permitting, the resort announced Monday.

"With winter weather returning and cold temperatures in the forecast, our mountain operations team is prepared to take advantage of every opportunity possible to make snow and get the season underway," Mike Pierce, director of marketing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, said in a news release. "Thanks to enhancements we've made the past several years to our snowmaking system, we only need a couple of nights of solid snowmaking to build a sustainable base that will keep our guests skiing and riding all season long."

The resort had originally scheduled to open Oct. 31, but had to cancel that date due to the Reno-Tahoe region receiving hardly any snow yet this fall.

As snowmaking operations continue leading up to opening day, the resort will share additional detail regarding what terrain and resort services will be open, as well as ticket prices.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, a snowstorm is expected to the hit the region Tuesday night and into Wednesday, with snow falling at higher-elevation areas. Snow totals are unclear as of Monday morning.

For more information about Mt. Rose, visit http://www.skirose.com.