Homewood Mountain

Homewood Mountain Resort Master Plan Information

Homewood Mountain Resorts approved master plan was envisioned in 2011 to maintain the unique character of our mountain while creating a new vision for this key destination on the West Shore. We are committed to honoring and building the master plan with a few minor refinements, such as an optimized location of the north base gondola terminal and reduced building massing, that will further enhance the community and improve the on-mountain experience for all. We will continue to build on the environmental stewardship we have exhibited since 2011, including forest fuels reduction and improving forest health, watershed management via road restoration, improving lake clarity via reduced sediment flows, and ongoing commitments to monitoring the health of Homewood’s ecosystems. In April 2024, we look forward to submitting the refinements to the approved master plan in the form of a Plan Revision for review by the TRPA and Placer County.


Project Overview

Homewood Mountain Resort’s master plan’s primary goal is to restore Homewood as the key gathering center of the West Shore for residents and visitors alike. The approved HMR master plan will update aging infrastructure and create a bed base that does not exist today. Key components of the project include:

  • Installation of an eight-passenger gondola to replace the Madden Chair
  • Replacement of the Ellis Chair
  • Improve snowmaking capabilities & mountain maintenance
  • Add up to 225 residences
  • Add a hotel with up to 75 hotel/condo units
  • Add 13 on-site workforce housing units
  • Create a new base mountain facility with food and beverage offerings, lockers, restrooms, ski school, and a rental shop as well as first aid and mountain administration
  • A new parking garage offering up to 270 day-use parking spaces
  • A new mid-mountain lodge with a gondola terminal, which will include a “learn-to-ski” lift, food and beverage offerings, a community pool and sundries

In addition to these key components, we are also committed to continuing the environmental stewardship that Homewood has been recognized for, including Golden Eagle and Best in Basin Awards. These efforts include: 

  • $1M investment in environmental stewardship initiatives from 2010-2014
  • Nearly 500,000 square feet of road restoration and 13% land coverage retirement on the mountain
  • Restoration of dirt roads and degraded ski runs that resulted in 40% less sediment going into Lake Tahoe
  • Continued forest fuels reduction and improving forest health
  • Watershed management via road restoration
Community Meetings

Thank you to all who joined us for our community meetings! If you were unable to attend, you can review a video of our presentation to the Homewood Homeowner’s Association from March 14, 2024, via this link. We’re also pleased to include news coverage of the meetings for your convenience below via the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Homewood going to be private?

No, Homewood is not going to be private. We will continue to sell day lift tickets, season passes with and without blackout dates, and introduce new platinum passes as a premium offering.

The 2011 Ski Area Master Plan is already approved – why are you changing it, and what are you changing?

The 2011 Ski Area Master Plan was completed at a conceptual level more than 10 years ago. We need to meet current code and safety requirements, support practical operational requirements, and show the minor revisions to the Gondolas path. We are also reducing building massing and refining the architecture. What is NOT changing is access to recreation for the general public as well as all other representations in the existing approvals.

Where can I find the latest information about this development?

You can get the latest information on this project at TRPA.org under Homewood Resort Master Plan or on this webpage where we will post regular updates. 

When will season passes go on sale for the 2024-2025?

We hope to announce the on-sale of season passes soon, but we also must determine the appropriate path for our operations next season as we look to begin construction on the gondola to replace the Madden chairlift. The gondola permitting process is tied to the master plan revisions.

What benefits can everyone expect from the master plan?

The Approved Master Plan will offer an enhanced mountain experience for all of our guests and our future residents. This includes the replacement of the Madden chairlift with an eight-passenger gondola; the future replacement of the Ellis chairlift; and the introduction of new base mountain and mid-mountain facilities, to name a few. The base mountain facility will offer food & beverage outlets, an ice rink, a ski school, a rental shop, lockers and restrooms, and first aid; and the mid-mountain lodge will offer a learn-to-ski lift as well as food and beverage. In the summer, guests and residents can enjoy the community pool and sundries, scenic gondola rides, and summer concerts and events at the amphitheater.

How are you going to price lift tickets, season passes, and parking access?

We will utilize market rate calculations and dynamic pricing like other resorts in the Tahoe basin.

Will preferential treatment to residents or premium passholders be given for parking reservations, shuttle reservations, or use of the day lockers?

No. All of these items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for all Homewood guests.

Are all ski runs and chairlifts – including the gondola – open to everyone?

Yes, anyone with a valid pass during operating hours.

How many parking spaces are there for day skier use?

The 272-space parking garage will offer 246 spaces with overflow parking available in underground garage facilities at the North Base, making up to 400 spaces for day skier use in total. This is available on a first-come, first-served basis to all Homewood guests.  Parking reservations will be required on peak days. There will continue to be a fee for parking.

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