Lake Tahoe Ca – Located on the magical West Shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort has been offering a family-friendly winter experience since 1961. Winner of the 2013 National Ski Areas Association Golden Eagle award for environmental stewardship, as well as the 2013 California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, Homewood continues to offer premier winter skiing and snowboarding with a focus on guest service and unique vacation packages.

Skiing Homewood in Lake Tahoe Boasts one-of-a-kind, breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe and trails that are easy to navigate; Homewood Mountain
Resort is a favorite among locals and travelers who appreciate its accessibility and simplicity. Homewood’s spectacular lakeside location gives skiers and snowboarders a rare, unobstructed view of Lake Tahoe, making the lake look like an infinity pool from the lifts and trails. The Resort’s recent partnership with the Homewood High & Dry Marina further cements its commitment to becoming a year-round destination offering amazing views, exceptional guest service, and recreational opportunities that span from Ellis Peak to the shore of Lake Tahoe. Learn more at

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Homewood Ski resort Lifestyle – Courtesy of Homewood

Homewood Trails & Slopes

  • 64 trails – 35% advanced, 50% intermediate, 15% beginner
  • 1,260 acres of terrain
  • Views of Lake Tahoe from every trail
  • Summit-to-Base beginner trails
  • Longest run = 2 miles long beginner run – Rainbow Ridge/Homeward Bound
  • 750+ acres of backcountry terrain open for snowcat skiing and riding when conditions permit
  • Six terrain parks with small, medium and large features


  • 8 total, Total Uphill Capacity of 8,604pph
  • One express quad chairlift – 2,028pph
  • •Three triple chairlifts – 4,937pph
  • Four surface lifts – 1,639pph

Elevation & Snowfall
• Base = 6,230 feet
• Summit = 7,880 feet
• Vertical (in-bounds) = 1,650 feet
• Ellis Peak summit = 8,740 feet
• Backcountry terrain vertical = 1,840 feet
• Average Annual Snowfall = 450 inches
• Typical Ski Season = December – April, conditions permitting


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Skier enjoying the Blue bird Sky at Home Wood Resort. Phot Courtesy of Homewood

With an average snowfall of around 450 inches per season and a whopping 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no wonder that SKI Magazine ranked Homewood amongst the Top 10 resorts in California and Nevada in 2012. Homewood is known for it’s hidden powder stashes, wind protected chairs and sheltered tree runs.

Where is Homewood Ski Resort

Located on the West side of Lake Tahoe off HWY 89 Homewood is aa bit secluded from the hub of activity around the lake. However with its pristine conditions, exceptional lodging options and dining treats, Homewood is adored by many.

  • 1 hour west of Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • 2 hours east of Sacramento International Airport
  • 3.75 hours east of San Francisco International Airport
  • 3.75 hours east of Oakland International Airport


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