If you weren’t here today… you shoulda been…

The Best (and the only) May 27th skiing at Rose ever. Groomers were great at eight followed by Chute skiing that couldn’t be beat. Following the sun Nightmare, left side of Jackpot and then everything else came into spring chute season providing the biggest smiles. Patrol kept The Chutes open till 1:30 and we made good use of the time lapping Nightmare, 09er, Chaos, YK and others over and over and over. You really just couldn’t get enough… at least I couldn’t. And on the way to the gates the No Pants outfits just kept you laughing from kilts to mini-skirts to chickens and tuxedos all was in play and resulted in a cavalcade of strangeness that kept you giggling. One of the best days at Rose ever…

THANK YOU Rose for having the courage to bring it all the way to June! Thanks to Kevin on patrol for letting us in for “just one more.” That is why we love this mountain, its personal, its friendly and most of the folks that work here still love skiing as much as we do.

Enjoy the pics and see you tomorrow,


Sun, music and spring skiing

Should be a great memorial weekend with plenty of sun and fairly windless days… (I think I have had enough wind for a decade or two this season). There is great morning skiing and music in the afternoon on the deck. I think you’ll find some smiles somewhere in between.


The finish line is in sight…

So, after the Greatest Winter That Ever Was… the finish line is in sight. Welcome to the last ski weekend of this history making season. The Carson Range has come out ahead of just about everyone in terms of snowfall and amount of powder days skied. Hope you can get up to enjoy the live music on Saturday on the Timber’s Deck. It looks like the weather may even cooperate… so with that in mind, pack your cold beer, sun hat and sunscreen and plan on some Chute Jammin in the days to come!

In other news… folks have been asking why El Cap, Jackpot etc have been closed or close early in the afternoon… well, its late May and wet slides heat up with the snow so… expect more closures this weekend unless things cool off quite a bit.

Papa Smurf with a weight problem? Plum Man? A Grape Nut? No one knows for sure, nor do they have to… its Spring Skiing at Mt. Rose and I appreciate the laughs…


Chutes Heat Up

Had to get their early today to get the goods on the groomers due to overnight lows in the lower 40’s but mid-morning The Chutes went off perfectly with true spring good ness to be found about everywhere. Amazing skiing to be had in there until they were shut down due to wet slide potential from the most sunny to the least. Beehive, Hornets, Nightmare and Millers stayed open until at least early afternoon when I left and offered up some of the best spring skiing of the year.

Get it while its hot folks. Closing day will be upon us sooner than later! Hope you enjoyed Sven’s Beer Wagon out of the back of my Toyota last weekend… that was a LOT of fun with the girls pouring… just needed some ice cream truck music as I cruised through the parking lot.


The Beer Truck in action…

Old Man Winter still trying…

Although the snow today is wet and not sticking at 7640 feet, it may tonight. I am out of town the next couple of days but some may get manage to get in one more “powder day” (very loosely defined) on Thursday.

Good luck to all of you. I’ll be back on the weekend which is forecast to be wonderfully sunny! Maybe the Aloha Wear will come out after all this month!


The Century Club Rides Again

Thanks to Doug Burnett and Mimi Longballa for throwing the best Century Club Celebration yet with pulled pork, BBQ ribs fresh off the grill and officiating the Passing of the Trophy. Congrats to Mike Selby for his closing in on 150 days. Many of us noted that there were quite a few days when either the resort was closed or only a lift or two was open with no scanners around, so these numbers were lower than the actual count. Doug (AKA: “Stat Man Do”) also shared his weather calendar showing this winter’s impressive snowfall stats. Looking back at the amount of snow that fell in January and February was pretty amazing. Thanks again Mimi and Doug for making the party a great success!

Beginning with a wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday Morning through the Century Club’s Annual Meeting, skiing yesterday and this weekend was excellent for this late in the year thanks to the cold temps and cloud cover. Mothers and their kids were out in force on the slopes with lots of tykes tearing it up on ATW.  The Chutes opened yesterday as well and rooster tails could be seen on El Cap from the party so many of us headed back up with full stomachs ready to test the power of pulled pork!

Next weekend is shaping up weather wise as bluebirds. See you then!