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by Reno-Tahoe Girl
October 13, 2005
The Chutes are some super steep terrain that Mt. Rose just opened to the public last month. Prior to that, it was illegal to ski the Chutes, but I know of people who would hike in and ski them after the ski area had closed for the season.
But now you can ski them and keep going back for more, which is exactly what I did on Saturday.
The Chutes are all a big mind game. It's all about getting past your fears and just skiing. I won't claim that I skied them with grace, but I skied them, which is a feat in itself.
The top of the Chutes are extremely steep. As you ski down them, if there is someone coming up behind you, they are knocking snow down on you, causing a mini avalanche. (Mini, I said, just little sprinkles of snow, because they do avalanche controls in the Cutes).
You really don't want to fall on the top half of the runs on the Chutes, because you'd most likely slide for quite a ways. You have to really push that thought and mental image out of your mind while you're on them.
For a split second, though, that thought did cross my mind, and I was thinking, You really don't want to fall here, and I fell.
As I was tipping over, a small whimper of panic escaped from my lips. Luckily, I managed to just sit down and didn't slide at all. It was a close call, though.
Another time, I stopped to take this picture of the Chutes while I was in the middle of the hill.
It's hard to tell from that picture exactly how steep the terrain is, but believe me, it's steep. It didn't really hit me how precarious of a position I was in while I was taking until I was in the middle of taking the picture... It's hard to balance on a steep slope in skis while you're focusing a camera and trying not to drop anything.
You couldn't get me to stop doing the Chutes while I was there on Saturday. It was such a feeling of conquering that I just wanted to keep going back for more. And then, when you're standing at the top with your skis poking over the edge, the adrenaline rush is quite the high.
You can see a trail map here. I've now skied Nightmare, Hornet's Nest, Yellow Jacket, El Cap, Jackpot, and Exhibition.
Here is a view looking down on the Chutes:
From journal Mt. Rose Chutes -- My New Addiction
April 27, 2005
The cost of beginner lessons is $49, which includes 2 hours of lessons, your ski or snowboard rentals, and your lift tickets for the day. They have great instructors. My sister and her husband are first-time skiers, or rather snowboarders, and signed up for the beginner package. They were extremely nervous about it, but the instructors put them at ease. They had a great time, and even after the 2 hours of instruction, were still having a hard time. The instructor did not have a problem continuing the lesson for the rest of the day at no charge.
My husband and I have been skiing a couple of years now, but even so, the mountain trails were really advanced. There was a really cool park where you could watch the snowboarders and skiers do these huge jumps, amazing things on their boards, and grind on rails. Unfortunately, I was not brave enough to attempt this, though it was fun to watch.
At lunch, the lunchroom was really packed and you could not find a table, but what resort’s lunchroom isn't? The chili was really good and got me ready for the next half of the day. As the mountain was small, we had done most of the trails and did get a little bored. I don't know if I would return to this resort, as there are so many different options in Lake Tahoe and have heard that the Heavenly resort is, well, heavenly.
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by Sixxxfeet of Fresh
March 14, 2005
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February 10, 2005
From journal Fun at Mount Rose
January 18, 2004
We usually stay in Reno, and it is a fairly easy ride to mount Rose. The road does get hilly and windy as you get up to the lodge, but just drive easy and it is fine. They also have different special during the week: Tuesday is two for one, Wednesday the student cost is $19, and Thursday is ladies day with a $19 special.
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