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Homewood Mountain Ski Resort


Homewood Mountain Resort holds a special place in the hearts of skiers and riders who have been awed by its extraordinary views. The varied ski and snowboard terrain rises dramatically up from the shoreline of beautiful Lake Tahoe, resulting in a singular skiing experience. Breathtaking views are a part of each turn you make and you have the exhilarating feeling that if you blow a turn you will end up in the lake. Homewood is designed to be a resort where the ultimate boundary is your imagination.

skiing at Homewood Lake TahoeLocated on the densely forested West Shore, Homewood is one of California's last unspoiled winter resorts. Unlike most other ski areas in the United States which occupy land leased from the U.S. Forest Service, Homewood's 1,700 acres are privately held and 1,260 are skiable. The management of Homewood is environmentally sensitive and considerate of West Shore traditions. To that end, the resort is maintained in the same nearly natural state as when silver was discovered here in the 1860's. The rustic village of Homewood that surrounds the base of the ski resort provides a variety of dining, shopping and recreational activities for off-mountain enjoyment.

The average snowfall at Homewood is 482 inches (512 inches last season). The base elevation is 6,230 feet and the summit is 7,800 feet, making for a vertical drop of 1,650 feet. There is a day lodge at the north and south base areas of the mountain.

Homewood is a powder lover's paradise! Skiers can take in fantastic panoramas from 99% of Homewood's 56 runs spread out over 1,260 acres. There are four chairlifts and four surface lifts to whisk skiers and riders to incredible powder and tree skiing and excellent groomed runs that will satisfy every skill level. The varied terrain is rated 15% beginner, 50% advanced and 35% vital intermediate. The longest run is two miles.

Homewood is a great mountain for the family that likes to ski and play together. The resort is family oriented and the friendly staff encourage nonstop fun. The varied terrain enables all of the family members to have a challenging and enjoyable experience suited to individual abilities. Kids ten years and under ski free!

Snowboarding

Snowboarder at Lake Tahoe Homewood Mountain ResortLocal enthusiasts rate Homewood as one of the best places to snowboard in Tahoe. Snowboarders have access to the entire mountain at Homewood, allowing plenty of space on the mountain for riders to enjoy the thrills of this dynamic sport.

This resort has always embraced snowboarders. In fact, the first Boarder Cross held in the Tahoe Basin was hosted by Homewood. Each season the resort hosts several snowboard competitions. Call for information about snowboard equipment rentals, lessons, clinics and events.

And when you visit this season, be sure and carve the Shredwood Forest's varying terrain features!


 

Ski Instruction and Equipment Rentals
Homewood's PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certified ski school offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ages and ability levels. Programs include group lessons, private lessons and specialized clinics. The Fun Clinics program is designed to help the intermediate and advanced skier and snowboarder progress to the next level. Homewood has a well-stocked ski and snowboard equipment rentals shop.
 
Mountain Lodges and Restaurants
There are two day lodges that offer guests easy and convenient access to a variety of dining options. The North Lodge is at the North Side Base Area. Choose from The Ridge Grill and the Hungry Bear Cafe. The South Lodge is at the South Side Base Area, offering The South Lodge Grill and a bar.
 
Ski Programs for Children
At the Homewood Children's Snowsports School at the South Side Base Area, ski programs are offered for children ages 4-10 and snowboarders ages 7-10. The Snowstars Program, for kids ages 4-10, is Focused On Fun(TM). Experienced instructors teach children on an exclusive ski slope for an easy introduction to the sport as well as advancement to higher levels of skiing and snowboarding. All of the day sessions include lessons and rental equipment. Full day lessons also include lunch. Full and half-day sessions provide child care activities as well as up to two and four hours of on-hill instruction by experienced instructors. 24 Hour Advance reservations are recommended for full and half-day programs. Call (530)525-2992 ext 139 for more information.
 
COOL FACTS
SKIING
LIFTS
8 
RUNS
56
ACRES
1260
VERTICAL DROP
1650
SUMMIT EL
7880
BASE EL
6230
LONGEST RUN
2 mi
AVG SNOWFALL
482"
MACHINE-MADE SNOWFALL
YES
TERRAIN
 
% BEGINNER
15%
% INTERMEDIATE
50%
% ADV & EXPERT
35%
   
SNOWBOARDING
PERMITTED
YES
OPEN MOUNTAIN
YES
RESTRICTED
NO
SNOWPARKS & TERRAIN PARKS
YES
top Lake Tahoe Homewood Mountain Resort Trail Map
Mountain Trail Map

Hours
Once the lifts are running, Homewood Mountain Resort is open for skiing daily between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales
Tickets go on sale daily, one-half hour prior to lift operations. Half-day tickets go on sale at 12:30 p.m.

Pricing
Homewood Mountain Resort provides a wide variety of ticket programs and options to fit your vacation plans. There is sure to be a ticket option just right for you.

Information
  530-525-2992

24-hour Snow Phone
  530-525-2900


Equipment Rental
Ski and snowboard equipment rentals on-site.

Ski Shuttle System
Homewood encourages the use of public transportation. When you shuttle to Homewood via the Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) bus system, the bus driver will present you with a $5 voucher that you can redeem when you purchase your lift ticket. TART offers bus transportation on the North Shore between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. Buses are equipped with ski racks. Call for routes and schedules.

TART
  800-736-6365


Physical Address
Homewood Mountain Resort
5145 West Lake Boulevard
Homewood, CA 96141

Main Number
  530-525-2992


Directions

By Plane:
Frequent commercial service by most major and regional carriers to
Reno-Tahoe International Airport.


All-Weather Highway Access:

  From Reno to South Lake Tahoe
U.S. HWY 395 south to U.S. HWY 50 west
58 miles, 1.25 hours

  From South Lake Tahoe
SR 89 north, just five miles south of Tahoe City
19 miles, .50 hours


  From San Francisco Bay Area - Drive time 3hrs
Take I-80 East to the 2nd Truckee exit (HWY 89 S)
Take HWY 89 S to Tahoe City (13 miles)
Take a right at Tahoe City continuing along the West
shore of Lake Tahoe to Homewood (5 miles)


  From Sacramento
Take I-80 East to the 2nd Truckee exit (HWY 89 S)
Take HWY 89 S to Tahoe City (13 miles)
Take a right at Tahoe City continuing along the West
shore of Lake Tahoe to Homewood Mountain Resort (5 miles)


 

 

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