Reno’s neighborhood ski area, Mt. Rose got a major upgrade in 2004 when they opened The Chutes, a series of 1,500-vertical-foot 40- to 55-degree shots. If you’re planning a trip to Tahoe’s more well-known resorts, squeeze in a visit to Mt. Rose on your way in or out from the Reno airport. The best places to ski? If you’re daring, head to the Chutes and knock off Jackpot and Cardiac Ridge. If you want something less risky, there are nice views and a mix of intermediate and advanced terrain off the Lakeview chair. www.mtrose.com
Where to Ski in Tahoe: Mt. Rose
Reno's home hill, Mt. Rose is well worth a stop on your way to or from the Reno airport.