• Resort expands snowmaking capabilities, introduces snowcat guide and backcountry training, new food truck offering, signature events and more
  • Over 10 new ski resort partners offer free ski days to Homewood season passholders

HOMEWOOD, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2019) – With the winter 2019-20 season on the horizon, Homewood Mountain Resort has invested in its snowmaking and grooming capabilities, new food offerings at its South Base, and has joined over 10 additional ski resort partners to offer free ski days to Homewood season passholders. The resort will also offer backcountry and snowcat guide training for the first time, and welcome the return of signature, community-focused events including Beer & Gear and the Pride Ride.

“Our team is excited to get back on the snow and to welcome the community of skiers and riders looking for an authentic ski experience back to Homewood,” said Kevin Mitchell, Homewood Mountain Resort’s general manager. “We’ve focused our investments in snowmaking and grooming this year, with the intention of ensuring our guests are skiing and riding some of the best conditions in Tahoe all season long.”

When the winter season starts, resort guests can expect:

Expanded Snowmaking & Grooming Capabilities

New access to water resources will double Homewood Mountain Resort’s snowmaking capabilities this season, making it possible to open more terrain earlier and build a strong base on terrain with snowmaking to ensure a high quality snow surface all season long.

The purchase of a new PistenBully winch cat will allow for high angle grooming on some of Homewood’s steepest terrain. Leveraging PistenBully’s latest technology, Homewood’s newest snowcat can efficiently maintain the resort’s most well-trafficked trails with low emissions that are in compliance with Tier 4 standards.

Snowcat Guide and Backcountry Training

In partnership with the North American Ski Training Center (NASTC), this season Homewood will offer snowcat guide and backcountry training to the public. Participants will learn basic safety protocols, rescue techniques, avalanche hazard awareness and management and more. AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Training will be offered January 7-9, 2020. Snowcat Guide Training will be offered to the public March 15-17, 2020 and Homewood and NASTC Backcountry Basics will be offered January 18-19, 2020 and February 8-9, 2020.

Reducing Dependence on Single-Use Plastics

Last year, over 1,900 single-use water bottles were purchased in Homewood’s North Lodge. In an effort to reduce the sale and use of single-use plastics, Homewood will offer water bottle refill station in the North Lodge and will encourage guests to bring and use their own reusable water bottles. Reusable water bottles will also be available for purchase at Homewood food and beverage outlets.

Signature Events Return to Lake Tahoe’s West Shore

With welcoming, community-focused events planned all season long, these signature events are worth planning a trip around:

The Very Best Day to Learn How to Ski or Ride – January 20, 2020

Those taking a lesson will enjoy ski lesson specials, free hot chocolate, s’mores, live music at the base of the resort, giveaways and more.

Community Cup – March 7, 2020

A community race event open to all ability levels, the Community Cup is for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. Participants will be required to register in teams, with races starting at the mid-mountain Big Blue View Bar.

Beer & Gear – March 21-22, 2020

Local brands, bands and brews will join forces for the 4th annual Beer & Gear at Homewood. “Sip & Ski” pairings will match suds with next season’s skis, boards and more at this demo-day-meets-beerfest event.

Pride Ride – March 28, 2020

The second annual Pride Ride will return to Homewood in late March featuring a fun weekend of festivities on and off the mountain including live DJ and dance parties, slalom drag race, Rainbow Ridge Pride Parade, “All Day Apres” drink specials and more.

Ski or Ride Homewood All Season Long with the Ultimate Pass

Offering better views, a better vibe and a better passholder experience, Homewood’s Ultimate Pass gives skiers and riders access to the mountain all season long with no blackouts or restrictions. New for 2019-20, the Ultimate Pass also includes complimentary ski days at over 20 partner resorts across the country, over 10 of which are new additions this season. Individual and Family Season Passes are available for purchase.

Learn more, purchase a season pass or plan a winter trip to Homewood Mountain Resort 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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Lisa Nigon, Director of Marketing

Homewood Mountain Resort, West Shore Café & Homewood High & Dry Marina

(530) 584-6859 or

Jess Weaver, JVP Communications for Homewood Mountain Resort

(530) 448-6981 or