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Mountain Stats

Opened in 1961, Homewood Mountain Resort remains one of Tahoe’s classic family-friendly resorts with an epic peak to shore experience. Named the “gem of Lake Tahoe’s West Shore” by SKI Magazine, the 1,260-acre mountain offers unobstructed views of the entire Lake and surrounding peaks and features 8 lifts and 64 runs with over 750 acres of guided snowcat accessible terrain. Homewood offers a truly unique four-season resort with flawless grooming, hidden powder stashes and an intimate West Shore setting located just steps from Lake Tahoe.

Mountain
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  • 1,260 Acres
  • Base elevation of 6,230′
  • Summit elevation of 7,880′
  • 1,650 vertical feet elevation gain
  • 8 Lifts
  • 64 Runs
  • Lifts open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (weather and conditions permitting)

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Snowcat Terrain

  • Over 750 acres of guided snowcat-accessible terrain
  • Snowcat summit elevation 8,740′
  • Aprox 1,840 vertical feet elevation drop
Terrain
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From groomed boulevards to our trademark hidden powder stashes, Homewood has something for everyone. And with Ellis Peak sheltering our entire mountain from the high-ridge winds, the term “wind hold” is almost unheard of at Homewood.

64 runs, all of which have incredible lake views that will take your breath away
15% beginner terrain
40% intermediate terrain
30% advanced terrain
15% expert terrain
5 terrain parks
Longest run is 2 miles long – “Rainbow Ridge” our signature beginner run

Weather
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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.

Snowmaking
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Homewood’s snowmaking system covers approximately 126 acres of terrain at the resort, mostly in and around the North Lodge beginner area, extending up the Lombard Street and The Face runs, as well as the South Lodge beginner area and the Homeward Bound run. Homewood’s snowmaking activities typically take place at night or in the early morning, when conditions permit; however, daytime operations are possible, and the locations of Homewood’s snow guns are subject to change based on conditions. Snowmaking operations typically begin early in the season in November, December, and January, and continue throughout the winter season as required, subject to conditions being right for snowmaking and dependent on the degree of natural snowfall.