Presidents Day Weekend

  • What You Need To Know - 3 Day Presidents Day Weekend

February 13-15

Three days of skiing
Two with buses and lessons and Monday as an open house! 

This weekend is the biggest weekend of skiing in the country. More people will be on the slopes nationwide this weekend than any other. Mt.Rose will be jammed with tourists. At least they will not be blocking the road chaining up! 

Sky Tavern is open with the regular program Saturday and Sunday, with some extra fun tossed in. Buses as usual, lessons as usual both days. 

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Sunday night is a dinner and fun for all the families that make this happen. After the lifts close just maybe some sledding, some silliness with shovel races, a dinner and a torchlight parade. It has been a few years since all the volunteers got rewarded for their work with this night of festivities. It should be fun! Yes it is Valentines Day but this is much more fun that a French restaurant.

Dinner is by donation, but please RSVP at
Lythia, Teri, Donna and Adriaan are cooking for a few hundred but hate to be caught short.  

 Monday, President's Day Sky Tavern is open for Bring a Friend Day. It is an open house on Monday for you to show the place off. No buses or lessons, but you can bring up friends and family to show Sky Tavern and your abilities to! Sky Tavern members are free and your friends and family are $20 for adults and $10 for kids to ski or snowboard. Tickets at the front desk. We still have to ask for some help running the place from all you parents please, but this is a lot of fun and a way to get families excited about next season.

Please wear a helmet. Required while skiing or snowboarding at Sky Tavern.

Lots of skis, boards, boots, poles, phones and jackets in LOST & FOUND. Skis and boards are in the tune room. Come get them please! Still missing some kids and adult skis. Please check your stuff!


See you with sun block on this weekend and please remember no buses on Monday.



  • Registration? Please Contact The Office.

Please contact the office

Sky Tavern
21130 Mt. Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775)323-5125

Or drop by to see us on the hill, :)
We are located 20 miles from Reno on Mt Rose Highway (SR-431)

Sky Tavern Ski Area

Located on the Mt. Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno is the oldest non-profit ski and snowboard training facility in America, Sky Tavern. Since 1948, tens of thousands of kids have been taught skiing and snowboarding with some going on to greatness as members of the US Ski Team. Tamara McKinney and Reno's first Olympic Gold Medalist, David Wise, both got their skiing starts at Sky Tavern as have many more champions!

Sky Tavern is best known for the Junior Ski Program, a volunteer staffed program, operating winter weekends with the parents helping for a few hours. Some parents are instructors, while others work in support roles such as the cafeteria, lift lines or other positions. Sky Tavern may best be described as a co-op. Parent and other adults giving up time, talent and treasure to run a training ski area for the kids.

Sky Tavern has a large number of certified ski and snowboard instructors and coaches that oversee all training. Lessons range from first time on the snow to advance all mountain and alpine racing. Instruction starts at age three for kids with parents joining or nine for kids wanting to come up on the bus program and continues through high school ages. And yes, there are even lessons for Mom and Dad!

Sign Up And More Information Here.

Fun And A Lifelong Love Of Winter Sports

A weekend only program starting in January, the objective is to provide a safe and fun environment that fosters learning, family fun, trust and a lifelong love of winter sports at as low a price as possible. Lessons are in the morning and kids have the afternoon to show off what they've learned by free skiing. Mom and Dad can take lessons after lunch or try to keep up with the kids on the snow!


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Sky Tavern MTB Park

Mountain biking has gone on at Sky Tavern since the beginning of the sport, but now the nonprofit has plans to expand from just winter operations to offer summer programs and recreation too and bikes will play a large part of that. The goal is to make Sky Tavern the center of area biking, with trails up to the Mt. Rose summit and down to Galena Park.

It started by building two advanced level downhill trails from top to bottom, a dual slalom course near our winter terrain park and a cross country single track. Sky Tavern has hosted collegiate races for the University of Nevada for the past 3 years with great success but more groups need to be able to ride here.

Kids and families are always at the forefront of any Sky Tavern plan, so construction has multiple phases starting with building skills areas in the base area at the lodge and climbing trails to the rest of the mountain. Once those are completed, events for kids, families and devoted bikers can begin. Racing, demo days, events and a mirror image of the Jr. Ski Program on wheels are all on the list of things to come. After that more trail construction will happen. Sky Tavern will become where some first experience the sport on easy flowing trails and where adrenaline junkies can jump all day. Some days the chairlift will get you to the top, some days you will be all on your own! This will be fun, fun for everyone!

Details - Events - Dates

Building sustainable trails is not cheap and Sky Tavern needs miles of them. Currently in the process of applying for grants to help fund the building of your community bike park, we also plan to sell trail supporter passes, engage in crowd funding, find business partners, do anything to get this built. You can show your support by getting involved or donating today.

With lift-served access on the outskirts of Reno, the Sky Tavern Bike Park already provides a downhill track and a dual slalom course. The proposed new trail will feature a mix of natural features and machine-built sections, including natural rock gardens, steep rolldowns, jumps, and berms, dropping 650 vertical feet.

MTB-Phase One.pdf

Sky Tavern is a blank page and can only be made great through the efforts of those that feel the outdoors is important for everyone but especially kids. Let’s build something.

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Contact at
775 323 5125


Dream Life Short Film Awards

April 30, 2016, live at the MontBleu Showroom in South Lake Tahoe

April 30, 2016, live at the MontBleu Showroom in South Lake Tahoe, winners of Dream Life Short Film Awards will be presented with over $10,000 in cash prizes! Short film submissions are open until February 15, 2016 and can be submitted through Categories include skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain biking, air sports, water sports, alpining and adaptive sports. ANYONE and EVERYONE is urged to submit!


Kars For Kids

Kars for Kids (next season, 2016) will be a must attend event for Sky Tavern members and car enthusists. Not just for the Hot August Nights crowd. See everything from classics to sports cars, hotrods to racers. Even to newest offerings from dealers that support Sky Tavern. Zipline, chairlift rides and always great food and prizes. It's what to do on a lazy autumn day!

Summer Music Series

These are family focused events where attendees can enjoy the best in LOCAL music, BBQ, micro-brew and outdoor fun at Sky Tavern. Each concert we will bring in our favorite local musicians to play on the outdoor stage and next year (2016) we have a loaded line up of local favorites.  We will also feature a themed BBQ lunch each week as well as bring in local brew and wine. Bring your lawn chairs, kids, umbrellas, Frisbees and enjoy the Summer.

And it's cooler at Sky Tavern!




Weddings At Sky Tavern

From ceremonies served by the chairlift to the top of the mountain, to formal dinners in the lodge, Sky Tavern can coordinate and plan your entire wedding for you.  Our experienced staff will help with everything from décor to photographers, food to music. A wedding at Sky Tavern is something very unique on your special day.

Our resources include:

  • Clergy

  • Florists

  • Bakeries

  • DJs

  • Live music

  • Bridal Shops

  • Tuxedo rentals

  • Caterers

  • Jewelers

  • Photographers

  • Videographers

  • Printers/Invitation designers


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Contact at
775 323 5125