Resort to open after over four feet of snow falls over holiday weekend; more expected this weekend

HOMEWOOD, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2019) – Following the significant snow storm that moved through the Tahoe region over the Thanksgiving holiday and left behind over four feet of fresh snow at the top of the mountain, Homewood Mountain Resort will kick off the winter season for skiing and riding on Friday, December 6 to the public and one day early (tomorrow, Dec. 5) for passholders.

“We’re excited to get the winter season underway, and to offer skiers and riders an authentic mountain experience with unreal views of Lake Tahoe from every trail,” said Kevin Mitchell, Homewood Mountain Resort general manager. “Thanks to significant early season snowfall, skiers and riders can expect incredible early season snow conditions that are only going to get better with the snow that is in the forecast this weekend! We anticipate the incoming storm will allow us to open more lifts and terrain quickly.”

For opening day, Homewood will offer trail access served by the Old Homewood Express with downloading from the Madden Chair to return to the North Lodge. The resort will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with food and beverage options in the North Lodge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the bar open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Big Blue View Bar will serve hot cocoa and coffee from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and other available services will include retail and equipment rental.

Lifts will operate tomorrow from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Homewood season passholders only, and include access to trails off of Old Homewood Express with downloading from the Madden chair.

Forecasters at OpenSnow predict another significant storm over the weekend, with the potential for another 1-2 feet of snow at lake level through Sunday. As conditions permit, Homewood will open additional lifts and terrain as quickly as possible.

On Friday, December 6, complimentary hot cocoa will be offered at the bottom of the Madden Chair from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

For those who haven’t yet purchased a season pass, prices start at $679, include free ski days at over 20 partner resorts across the country, and feature no blackout dates or restrictions. Daily lift tickets are available for as low as $64 per day when purchased online in advance.

Winter at the West Shore Cafe

On December 13, West Shore Cafe will begin winter dinner service, host its annual tree lighting on the pier, and offer Christmas tree ornament crafting, photos with Santa Claus and Christmas caroling with the Peanuts Gang Trio. Dining guests who bring toy donations valued at $25 for Toys for Tots will receive 10% off their bill (excluding alcohol).

All season long, West Shore Cafe, located lakeside directly across the street from Homewood Mountain Resort, will host complimentary Apres S’mores from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Friday through Monday this winter and during holidays. Apres Ski Specials featuring $5 draft beer, $5 house wine and $3 off specialty cocktails and a limited lunch menu will also be offered from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and during holidays.

Holiday revelers are invited to ring in 2020 at West Shore Cafe on December 31 with a special dinner menu, live music, party favors and champagne toasts. Family-friendly dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m., with a second, 21+ seating beginning at 8:30 p.m. Advanced reservations and pre-payment are required.

Getting to Homewood has never been easier thanks to the recent completion of two new roundabouts in Tahoe City where Highway 89 meets Highway 28. The new access points provide two ingress and egress points from the west shore.

Learn more about Homewood Mountain Resort, purchase a season pass or plan a winter trip at

About Homewood Mountain Resort

Located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort has offered families a boutique winter experience and exceptional guest service since 1961. Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from every trail, snowcat accessed terrain and some of the best tree skiing in the area make Homewood a gem of California skiing. Summer operations include hiking and mountain biking, special events and more. The resort’s partnership with the Homewood High & Dry Marina has made it a true year-round destination offering recreational opportunities that span from Ellis Peak to the shore of Lake Tahoe. Learn more at


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