Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood is a 1,260 acre gem nestled on the west shore. With a base elevation of 6,230 feet and a summit elevation of 7,880, Homewood shares some of the best views of the lake.
1,650 vertical feet, 8 lifts, 64 runs and terrain that ranges from groomed trails to the secret stashes of powder. Homewood prides itself in the shelter from the high winds that winter storms can bring, thanks to Ellis Peak. Wind hold is not a common occurrence at Homewood.
Rainbow Ridge is the longest run at Homewood, it is 2 miles long. There are two terrain parks, and skiing for all levels. Beginners and expert skiers all find runs to link turns while enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds.
The main lodge ( North Lodge ) hosts a bar and a restaurant and on those Tahoe spring skiing days, fires up the barbeque outside by the Madden Coffee Shop. Jump on the Madden chair lift and watch as the views become more and more spectacular. Ski back down to the North Lodge or take a trail that leads you to the South Lodge where there is also a restaurant and bar. There is a mid mountain eatery, The Big Blue View Bar, a nice place to take a break, have some eats, and breathe in some fresh mountain air while gazing out over the lake. There is a shuttle bus that runs back and forth from the South Lodge to the North Lodge all day long.
I love to ski the face, over and over. It is steep, fast and thrilling. Rainbow Ridge is where I like to be in the afternoon sun, carving some soft and big turns. Any trail you ski at Homewood with leave you with a smile on your face. A well loved, well maintained ski area just minutes from Tahoe City and rated one of the top ten ski areas in California.