For the 2022-23 season, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will be replacing its Lakeview chairlift with a high-speed quad. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that due to mechanical issues, the Lakeview Chairlift shut down for good on January 20th. The lift was already planned on being removed this spring, so closing it early hurries up the replacement process. The lift lasted forty-two years, and it took ten minutes to reach the top of the chair. The new lift will have a similar ride time to the other detachable lifts at the ski resort, which are around four minutes. The decommissioned lift has been purchased by another entity, although Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe didn’t disclose which ski area bought it. What comes next is a $7.5 million dollar expansion that will include the new lift and multiple new ski runs. This is because the new lift will be located further uphill than Lakeviews top terminal.
After that, the next new expansion will be the Atoma Zone. The new terrain will be across the street on Mt. Rose Highway. It will feature “nearly a dozen new trails on about 112 acres, a skier bridge, two-stage chairlift, and snowmaking capabilities.” There is no timeline for this expansion, but it sounds like another nice addition to the growing ski resort. Image Credits: Reno Gazette-Journal, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe