Four ski areas around Lake will be opening for Thanksgiving. One of them is Mount Rose. This year for the first time, Mount Rose is in talks with the Washoe County School District to offer a free low-income youth program.
The program will be offered to 4th graders and will be free for the district. It’s a combination science and physical education program, focused on water cycles and how they affect the region. The Nevada Youth Ski Education Foundation will pay for the transportation. Mt. Rose will pay the $3,000 teaching cost. The resort’s Operations Director Murray Blaney says, the program will pay off in the long-run.
“Kids develop a love for the mountains and the sport so much so they want to come back and join us as employees and then kind of pass it forward and so it is a great way to do it.”
Blaney says ideally the program will be offered as an incentive for good grades.