Mt. Rose is one of Nevada’s high points. At 10,750’, it’s the highest peak in Washoe County. This peak can be skied as a singular objective, or it can be added as a continuation from Tamarack. The south face of Mt. Rose has a few couloirs worth skiing, but they can melt out quickly, so you must time it right. The summit is typically wind-effected, but the skiing on the northern slopes is pretty fun even if it’s a bit chalky.
It’s advisable to head to the eastern slopes. At about 10,000 feet the skiing gets good, with some big open slopes and a great pitch. The views to the east remind you that you’re not far from the desert. You want to cut back south to the Galena Creek drainage a little above 8,000 feet. There should be well-established traverse lines leading out, but if it’s your first time in there, spend some time with a map and be prepared for a little navigation.