Forest Service OKs expanded Mt. Rose ski resort, skier bridge

Mount Rose summit snow.
Mount Rose summit snow.(KOLO)
Published: Apr. 18, 2020 at 9:11 AM PDT
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The Forest Service has approved the expansion of a ski resort on a national forest between Reno and Lake Tahoe, including a skier bridge over a highway as part of a package that also bans commercial development in areas cherished by conservationists and back-country enthusiasts.

Forest Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger says it’s a good compromise. He signed a new special use permit this week that's been in the works for more than seven years.

The service says it will include 11 new trails and added snow-making capabilities intended to transform the existing Mount Rose resort into a “key destination attraction” near Lake Tahoe.

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