Donations And Fundraising

Your donations installed two new carpet lifts for last winter, which was a part of being selected as the ski area doing the most to grow the sport nationwide. Now Sky Tavern is pleased to announce the E.L. Wiegand Foundation has awarded Sky Tavern a $1 million challange grant. Sky Tavern's task is to raise the remaining $1.4 million to install snowmaking. Click below to donate so Sky Tavern keeps kids on snow.

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News Channel 2 - Dec 8 2021 Sky Tavern Grant Video
Sky Tavern has announced that they have received a $1 million dollar grant that will go towards installing snowmaking equipment and transform the non-profit ski resort into a modern ski operation. The grant came from a partnership with the E. L. Wiegand Foundation and the resort hopes that it will help accommodate the region's growing demand from snow and ski enthusiasts. Sky Tavern, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is the home of the award-winning Reno Junior Ski Program founded by Marce Herz in 1948. Since its' inception, more than 100,000 children have learned to ski or snowboard.

This is Reno - Sky Tavern 1 Million Challenge Grant Sponsored Artical Sky Tavern is excited to announce it has secured a challenge grant from the foundation for $1 million toinstall snowmaking equipment that will help transform the 73-year-old non-profit ski resort into a modern ski operation that can accommodate the region's growing demand from snow enthusiasts.
  • Sky Tavern won the National Ski Areas Association's biggest award in 2021, The Conversion Cup, for doing the most of any resort to grow the sport.
  • The new Webster and Rocco carpet lifts hauled kids and parents over 70,000 times this past season. There were no more long lines to ride the lifts. Less time waiting equals more time learning.
  • The old Pony Tow Lift is being moved to the terrain park for the 2022 season!
  •  The snowmaking and lights project is in the engineering phase.

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Congratulations @mrdavidwise on your Silver medal! We are so excited and happy for you.
"A silver medal for the man from the silver state!" - Cheryl B. ?? Thank you for giving back to your home mountain!
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Over 100,000 youth have learned to ski and snowboard at Sky Tavern and that includes local Olympic Freestyle SuperPipe Skier, David Wise. Being a direct beneficiary of the junior ski program David has been a huge supporter of the growth and expansion of the program, particularly supporting improvements that will help to extend the season longer.

David Wise
Podium Challenge 2022

David Wise Podium Challenge

Landing in third place at X Games means that I'm donating 10% of my payday to Sky Tavern.
I'm also challenging YOU to donate 10% of your next payday to them too.


Join us in supporting a good cause. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Thank you for your support.

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Sky Tavern is 501(c)3 nonprofit Nevada Corporation

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Did you know that by donating appreciated stock you can avoid the capital gains associated with selling the stock and also receive a charitable deduction that may reduce your tax burden. Gifts can be restricted to programs, summer and winter, capital projects, such as snowmaking, and to an endowment fund to keep Sky Tavern strong for generations. Please contact the office regarding any questions. Thank You.

Disappointing kids because Mother Nature didn?t blanket Sky Tavern with snow early enough is not something any of the members want to do. Cancelling days, and starting the programs as late as March 1st have happen more frequently. Snowmaking is a tool that can give a reliable opening and coverage. Now that the independent nonprofit has a 50-year lease and 100% responsibility for the area, it is time to move forward. As a 501c3 nonprofit Sky Tavern receives no funds from any public entity including the City of Reno. Kids need your help. Please contribute to matching this generous grant by donating any amount today. Snowmaking has been planned since the sixties. It is staple of the ski industry as changes in weather have impacted the sport. Sky Tavern is the only area in the region with no snowmaking ability. The engineers are working on a final design but HKD Snowmakers published findings that say the process will work. Snowmaking will change skiing and riding at Sky Tavern for the much better.


Sky Tavern - Contact Us

Sky Tavern
21130 Mt. Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 323-5125
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We are located 20 miles from Reno on Mt Rose Highway (SR-431)

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Did you know?

Sky Tavern Member fees cover only 50% of costs?

Monthly Recurring Donations

If you would like to make a monthy recurring donation, just click the button above and get started. Every dollar counts and its all for the kids.

Donations go to fulfilling the mission statement of recreation accessible to all. Sky Tavern belongs to everyone and takes dollars to keep moving forward.

US Ski & Snowboard

More about USSA competitions and what it can do for your child

U.S. Ski & Snowboard

"Teaching is how I give back to Sky Tavern. I was a SkyKid and I had no idea the teachers were just everyday people volunteering to make skiing accessible to everyone."

The Winter

Sky Tavern The Winter

The ultimate goal of Sky Tavern is to get kids and families outside together, learning, sharing and enjoying a sport for life.

The Summer

Sky Tavern The Summer

In addition to the development of Sky Tavern cycling infrastructure, we are focused on our connector trail to the Tamarack Lake Connector (TLT) from the Sky Tavern base area.

The Lodge

Sky Tavern The Lodge

Located on the Mt. Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno is the oldest non-profit ski and snowboard training facility in America. Rich with history and charm, since 1948, the lodge is fully functional and able to provide the most memerable experiences.

The Mission

Sky Tavern is a nonprofit regional center providing exceptional summer & winter outdoor sports training, competitions, recreation & events accessible to all.

The Vision

Sky Tavern is a community asset that promotes a child's growth & success through exposure to outdoor sports and recreation, no matter the personal challenges.