Ski Nevada

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Ski Nevada, USA

Nevada is probably much better known for casinos at Reno and its glitzy oasis in the desert, Las Vegas, than for skiing.   Why not combine your ski trip with a visit to Reno or the fantasy land of Las Vegas?  Take in some shows and try your luck in the casinos.


Heavenly Valley resort is split between the California and Nevada border.  Many of the larger California/Nevada border resorts accessible from Nevada are covered in the Ski California section.


The resorts are all located on the western side of the state close to the California border, with the exception of Elko Snobowl. 


Nevada Ski Resorts


Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak ski area is located at Incline Village on the N. Shore of Lake Tahoe. It has an annual snowfall of approx. 320 inches, approx. 650 skiable acres, 30 trails, some bowls and a vertical drop of just over 1,800 feet.  6 lifts (3 double).  Longest run 2.5 miles.  Skier levels:  18% beginner, 46% intermediate, 36% advanced.   


Las Vegas Ski

Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is located in the Toiyabe National Forest at Mt. Charleston, Nevada, approx. an hour’s drive (35 miles NW) from Las Vegas.  It has 4 lifts (1 triple, 2 doubles, 1 surface), summit elevation of 9,300 feet, Vertical drop of 860 feet. 11 runs. Longest run 3,000 feet.  70 acres of skiable terrain.  Annual snowfall: 120 inches.  Average days of sun: 300+ days.  Snow making equipment.   Terrain Park and half pipe.  Skier levels: 20% beginner, 60% intermediate, 20% advanced. 

Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose is located approx. 11 miles from Lake Tahoe and 25 miles from Reno.  It has the highest Lake Tahoe ski area base at over 8,000 feet.  With 1,200 acres of skiable terrain it also has fabulous views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra mountains to the east.   Vertical drop 1,800 feet.  Longest run 2.5 miles.  Average snowfall: 400 inches. Snow making.  8 lifts (2 high speed 6-person, 2 quads, 2 triples, 2 surface).  It has a new area called the Chutes, which provides 200 acres of powder for advanced skiers and snowboarders. There are three terrain parks with half pipes and quarter pipes.   Mt. Rose has no lodging at the ski area but has cafes, restaurants and shuttle buses to Reno.    Skier levels: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced and 10% expert.  


Elko Snobowl

Elko Snobowl located 5 miles north of Elko is the only ski resort located in the NE part of Nevada.  It’s a small, private, non-profit resort staffed by volunteers and great for families.   It has a summit elevation of 7,000 feet, 700 feet vertical drop.  One rope tow and a double chair lift.   Open for downhill and tubing.  There is a mixture of natural snow and snow-making.   There are runs for beginners and some ungroomed runs for advanced skiers.