Reno, NV has an endless amount of outdoor activities you can engage in. From hiking, biking, swimming, skiing to snowboarding, all within a 30-45 minute drive from the Sierras.
My favorite outdoor winter activity is snowboarding. I enjoy doing this best at Mt.Rose as it is only 25 minutes up the mountain, and they have breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe.
Mt. Rose Ski Resort caters more towards Reno locals by offering great deals throughout the year such as discounted lift tickets, and sometimes even gear.
It’s always good to take a look at their calendar before heading up there, so you know what types of discounts are available. See the link here for more information http://bit.ly/1s4SPrT.
Tuesdays are two for the price of one, and Thursdays are ladies night, lift tickets are only $29. Military personal also get discounted prices. Mt. Rose also offers great deals on first time beginner packages that come with lift tickets, and gear.
You have the option to learn one-on-one, or you can learn with a big group. Both classes are designed to help you move at your own pace. Mt. Rose has some of the best bunny slopes for beginners, and their staff is very helpful.
Mt. Rose doesn’t get as packed with tourists as other resorts do, so you never have to wait to long to go on a run. You get the biggest bang for your buck, as you can go on several runs as many times as you would like. It’s best to visit during weekdays, as it is less crowded.
They have a fairly well priced bar and restaurant on site that offers really good food and snacks. Mt. Rose is family friendly, and they have something for everyone. The bunny slopes are quite safe for beginners, or if you’re more advanced the Chutes will definitely get your heart racing.
The views from Mt. Rose are spectacular, they can’t be beat. Be sure to check them out.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Reno?