Sky Tavern is a non-profit regional center providing exceptional summer and winter outdoor sports training, competitions, recreation, and events, accessible to all.
Since 1948 more than 100,000 kids have been taught to ski and snowboard by parents and volunteers through the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program. Formerly part of the City of Reno, Sky Tavern is now an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit located on the Mt.Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno. Every winter the volunteer-based Junior Ski Program provides an outstanding experience for the participants and community.
Sky Tavern’s flagship program is teaching kids to ski and snowboard, but Sky Tavern aspires to grow into a year-round, regional center for outdoor recreation that provides instruction and opportunities in other sports such as mountain biking, and offering summer camps and concerts. The City of Reno has given Sky Tavern a long-term lease and tasked us to increase recreation uses and improve the facilities. We are planning for new snowmaking, to allow us to open earlier, mountain biking trails for training and competition, and, ultimately, a new lodge. We continue to have the same ideals that have kept the winter programs thriving for over 65 years, but now everyone has a chance to play and compete in the outdoors no matter the date, the age or the personal challenge. Please be involved and make a difference in our community.
Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program is the oldest and largest volunteer run ski school in the United States.