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  • Nevada Mountain Ranges

    If you’ve skied any of the Nevada Ranges, please share what you did, why you chose it, and how you accessed the route (including how to contact property owner if you had to get permission to cross their land), and any other important details. Bonus points if you add a range other than the Rubies / Toiyabes.
    Tell me where you are skiing and what the conditions are: http://mountainhub.com/
    Ski with me: https://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/
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    Does Mt. Rose count? Or Chickadee Ridge? They're both in the Carson Range.

    I've posted threads on skiing the Toiyabes and GBNP. I'm not sure whether jw posts here at all but he skis the Schells all the time. Access across private land seems to be an issue mostly for the Rubies and not elsewhere. Elsewhere the issue is just distance, both on skis and on gravel roads that will be covered with snow at the times you want to ski. If you cross the State on 50, there are several passes where you have direct access to well over a thousand feet of vertical. I think it would be epic when the conditions are right. I'd like to go back this winter.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Baaahb View Post
      Does Mt. Rose count? Or Chickadee Ridge? They're both in the Carson Range.

      I'm not sure whether jw posts here at all but he skis the Schells all the time.
      Yes, for sure, Mt. Rose and Chickadee count! And if you can get your friend to post more info about the Schells, that would be cool. Thanks!
      Tell me where you are skiing and what the conditions are: http://mountainhub.com/
      Ski with me: https://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/
      Stalk me: https://www.facebook.com/danomike

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      • #4
        The north end of the Monitor Range is easy to access. Drive east on highway 50 and turn south on a dirt road that goes along the east side of the range. The Forest Service road (NF-004 on the map) branches off west from this road – drive up as far as you feel comfortable driving, then start walking/skinning to the pass. From the pass, you can ski Bald Mountain. I did this with a group of friends last season – the snow was mostly crap, but the tour was fun, views were fantastic, and you get a real sense of solitude out there. On a better snow year, I’m sure it’s much better being up there.
        http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2694029

        Want a place to stay / guide? Talk to BG Tackett, owner of Hot Springs Ranch:
        http://hotspringsranch.webs.com/
        http://taonevada.com/about/

        Don’t want to deal with lodging/guide? It’s all BLM / USFS land, so camp where ever you want.
        Tell me where you are skiing and what the conditions are: http://mountainhub.com/
        Ski with me: https://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/
        Stalk me: https://www.facebook.com/danomike

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        • #5
          I'm still around but haven't been on here much for awhile. We've had 3 seasons in a row of low to might as well be called 'no snow' conditions. A few days here and there of marginal skiing. :-( Sad state of affairs that resulted in quite a few drives to Utah.
          Long approaches are the norm on most years in most of the ranges in eastern NV but well worth it on the good years (which are more often than not, or at least they used to be).
          Wish we could access Ttips archives, I can't begin to recount the beta on the many ski tours out here. I should have saved some of those TR's.
          There's some folks at Patagonia and Friends of Nevada Wilderness over in Reno that have some good beta on Nevada skiing beyond the Sierra. See if you can meet some of them danomike.

          Good seeing you on here Baaahb. Might be heading your way a few times this winter. Maybe we can get some Sierra turns in when I do.

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          • #6
            hey jw, anytime. if there's a good dump this winter around Austin, my wife and I are definitely heading out to try and do the Toiyabes right...hope you could join us.

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