Homewood Opens Top to Bottom Terrain

HOMEWOOD, Calif. (Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012) – Lake Tahoe, California’s Homewood Mountain Resort will open three additional ski lifts and much of the mountain’s upper-elevation terrain Friday, Jan. 27.  Lifts scheduled to open Friday include Madden, Ellis, and Quail triple chairs – which will offer summit-to-base skiing and snowboarding. 

In addition to opening more terrain, Homewood will move from weekend operations to daily skiing and snowboarding.  “The recent snowfall, which totaled more than three feet at upper elevations, has prepared Homewood to offer access to some of the mountain’s most prized trails,” said Kent Hoopingarner, general manager of Homewood Mountain Resort.  “We’re very pleased to offer the additional terrain to our guests on a daily basis.”    

The opening of the upper mountain will offer skiing and snowboarding on some of Homewood’s signature trails - such as Rainbow Ridge, Sunnyside, Prospector, Zari’s, and Homeward Bound, in addition to Homewood’s beginner area near the North Lodge base area; and announcements of possible additional terrain or lifts beyond Homewood’s planned offerings starting Friday will be offered at SkiHomewood.com.  

Homewood’s South Lodge, located at the base of Quail triple chair, will open for grab-and-go lunch and guest facilities.  Adult and children’s ski and snowboard programs and lessons will be offered from the North Lodge base area with $44 adult beginner packages offered daily through January.  Homewood’s online lift ticket e-store offers guests the most savings on daily tickets.  Offering Tahoe’s most affordable online ticket, adult rates are available from $49. 

Homewood’s West Shore Café & Inn, located steps from Homewood’s North Lodge, is open for dinner Friday through Monday as well as lunch Saturday and Sunday.  Lodging specials start at $179 per night - and offer lakefront accommodations and lift tickets to Homewood.  Also starting Friday, January 27, the Homewood Bleu Wave Ski Shuttle Cruise will offer a round-trip cruise to and from Homewood’s West Shore Café & Inn as well as skiing at Homewood for $99. 

About Homewood:  Homewood Mountain Resort is one of California’s first winter recreation resorts.  Offering a family-friendly atmosphere since 1961, Homewood continues to offer premier winter skiing and snowboarding with a focus on top level guest service and custom vacation packages.  Homewood is accessible via Interstate 80 to California State Route 89, just 55 miles from Reno Tahoe International Airport.  The resort’s parent company is San Francisco, California based JMA Ventures, LLC.  JMA is a full service real estate investment firm, serving as managing member of over $500 million in existing projects.


Contact:  Rachael Woods – pr@skihomewood.com, 530.545.3311


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