At first glance, Homewood looks like a quaint little ski hill for beginners. But looks can be deceiving. Taking the Madden chair from the North Lodge to mid-mountain, you realize that most of the resort is hidden from street view and you’re pleasantly surprised by the terrain and expansive views of Lake Tahoe. The bulk of the runs are intermediate with a variety of terrain to keep most skiers and snowboarders entertained.
Homewood has 2 lodges, north and south, that offer the basic necessities – a nice variety of food with plenty of seating, a sports bar, restrooms, lockers, rentals and lessons. The parking lots are literally steps from the lift for easy access to your car during the day. The staff is friendly and helpful and the lesson groups are smaller and more personal that the big resorts. The slopes are sheltered from the high ridge winds by Ellis Peak, making it a good option on windy days.
If you’re looking for the village experience or like to spend more time in the lodge than the slopes, this probably isn’t the place for you. But for most weekend skiers and snowboarders, Homewood offers short lift lines, easy parking, and one of the lowest lift ticket prices in Tahoe. It’s worth a look.
Homewood Mountain Resort
7 lifts, including one high-speed quad
60 runs – 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced
2 terrain parks
Longest run – 2 miles
Adults 49-$61, Teen $39-$42, Child $12-$15, Seniors $15-$42
5145 Westlake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141