2017 Ski Season R.I.P.

It was one hell of a winter. Despite all the shoveling, road clearing and thousands of tourons, goat trackers and the magnitude of human incompetence behind the wheel, I sure hope you enjoyed the heck out of it. I know I did. These pics are all from yesterday but I’ll be posting a year end wrap up sooner than later! Thanks to those of you who thanked me for the site or went one more and dropped off a bottle of wine or beer… it was much appreciated. You rock!

Ski you next year!


Who says boarders and skiers can’t get along?

The Chutes again were as awesome as spring can get them and both skiers and boarders had enough open space to graze in the same pasture. In fact they were getting along just perfectly sealing the fate of the lie that riders and skiers have a bias against one another… its a new after all.

The Chutes did close early today at noon to the roaring displeasure of those who had driven up late morning to get some last Chute runs in for the season. Rumors are that they may not even open tomorrow at all, but I would find that difficult (but not impossible) to believe putting a pall on closing day proceedings. Hopefully they open and stay open tomorrow for the enjoyment of all.

See you in BBQ land tomorrow everyone!


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…