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 adjusted path for the gondola and reduced building massing, that will further enhance the community. 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. For next steps, we look forward to submitting the refinements to the approved master plan in order to request permission to modify the path of our all-new, eight-person-capacity gondola that will replace the Madden Chair. This refinement will improve the on-mountain experience for residents and visitors.


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

Please join us for a community meeting for an update on Homewood Mountain Resort’s Master Plan. An in-person meeting and a virtual meeting held via Zoom will be available for your convenience. To get a preview of the meeting, you can read more at the Tahoe Daily Tribune

Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Pacific
In-person Meeting at 89 Bar & Grill
Homewood Mountain Resort
5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 94161

We look forward to welcoming as many community members for our meeting as possible, but please note that attendance at 89 Bar & Grill will be limited to approved capacity limits placed on the venue for health and safety.

Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. Pacific
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Click Here to Register

Unable to make these meetings? You can review a video of our presentation to the Homewood Homeowner’s Association from March 14, 2024, via this link

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. 

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