Reno, NV – Franz Buser — the majority owner of Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, high in the Sierra Nevada mountains between Reno and Lake Tahoe — is now 95 years old. And after 45 years in that role, he wants out.
“From a business perspective, the timing is right with the 2014-15 season proving highly successful despite enduring the leanest snow season in the history of the mountain,” the resort said in a statement released on Saturday. “In addition, the 2015-16 winter is currently on track to be one of the strongest in the last 10 years and prove exactly what the resort is capable of achieving in a typical or above average snow year.”
The 1,200-acre ski area operates on a mix of private and Forest Service land. No asking price has been disclosed, and resort officials promise that until any sale takes place the mountain will continue to operate, business as usual.