With the New Year comes a return to daily postings for the Mt. Rose Snow Report!
Mt. Rose hosted a blast from the past Torchlight parade and fireworks on New Years Eve which was a great hit with the crowd of over 500 that attended. The entertainment also included fire dancers, a cat parade, a five dollar buffet, a DJ and warming fire. Yes thats right! You heard it here, the Slide Side fire pit was roaring! Hope more can make it next year as Mt. Rose is thinking it might be an annual event. Now in terms of the snow report…
Snow is EVERYWHERE and conditions have never been better. From the groomers to the chutes you just can’t go wrong.
With some wind, all surfaces have buffed out well to the windward and loaded the lee slopes with up to 6″ of single digit powder. Its good enough that we ran Davis Creek twice and still had time to play at Mt. Rose for several hours.
Still some pow to be found if you search long and hard but the real thrills to be had today were the perfectly groomed twinkling and sparkling groomers this morning. Although the fog line stretched from Reno to the bottom of Zephyr, the fog stopped at the first tower leading to some stellar powdery corduroy full of sparkles and yelps of delight from the over 8 people who caught first chair. The bumps on Gold and Zephyr were also in great shape as soft white downy pillows. In single digit stillness, the ice crystals slowly played in the air as one ticked off high speed cruisers without the benefit of the holiday crowds, half mile mazes on NW or lack of visibility…