Mt. Rose: Lakeview lift - high speed for 2022-23
LEITNER POMA HIGH-SPEED QUAD
2021-22 will mark the last rides on the classic Lakeview triple chair. Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe has announced that plans are underway to expand the Lakeview Zone of the mountain to include a new high-speed chairlift plus additional ski terrain. Estimated to be the largest single-year capital improvement project in the resort’s history, the new lift will be a key piece of Mt. Rose’s efforts to enhance the overall experience in this area which will include trail additions, existing run improvements, and enhanced skier traffic patterns. The expansion is estimated to be in the range of upwards of $7.5 million and is expected to be completed in time for the 2022-23 winter season. Preliminary work has commenced including engineering, site planning, and preparation for the unload station of the Leitner Poma high-speed quad. The lift replacement process is set to begin in the spring of 2022.
This past winter of 2020-21, strong ridership combined with COVID-19 related chairlift restrictions proved it necessary to increase Lakeview’s lift capacity. With this new chair comes the opportunity to both build new trails and augment existing terrain for an enhanced mountain experience. The loading area remains the same (adjacent to the Northwest Express load) but the unloading location will be situated further uphill (150’ to the west) of the existing unload location. This new top terminal site provides novice access to a new run, ultimately making the connection with the Around the World trail. This new zone also opens up access to extensive glades in previously under-used areas with the added bonus of more expansive views of Lake Tahoe. One of the end goals is to reduce the mixing of more dynamic skiers and riders with those who may be only just starting to advance to more challenging terrain.