Lake Tahoe, Nevada is a top destination for winter skiing. One of the many resorts is Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe located twenty minutes from Reno, Nevada with a base elevation of 8,260 feet. Over the past two seasons, this resort has seen a heavy increase in growth, due to people engaging more in outdoor activities. With this growth, Mt. Rose was able to install a new ski lift, giving customers new trail additions. The lift called Lakeview Express provides customers with views of Lake Tahoe to the Southwest and to the North, a panoramic view of Reno, NV.
The lift and line towers were fabricated by Leitner-Poma of America in Grand Junction, Colorado. Leitner utilized hot-dip galvanized steel for the line towers, rocker arms, catwalks, and rails that make up the new Lakeview Express lift. All parts above are galvanized externally and internally due to the extremely harsh environment of subzero temperatures, constant contact with snow, rain, ice, and winds blowing over eighty miles an hour at the summit.
Hot-dip galvanizing was the superior choice with the metallurgical reaction of the steel and zinc creating a moisture resistant barrier allowing the Lakeview Express lift to service Mt Rose – Ski Tahoe customers for decades to come.