5145 West Lake Blvd., Homewood , CA (Driving Directions to Homewood)
Last Updated: 10/27/2016 8:44 PM

Homewood Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 9 Beginner
  • 30 Intermediate
  • 21 Advanced
There’s nothing like the view from Homewood Mountain Resort. Everyone – from new skiers to seasoned snowboarders – stops to marvel at the azure perfection of Tahoe’s great mirror atop Madden Triple Chair. As the pride and center of the town of Homewood, California, Homewood Mountain Resort sits a snowball’s throw from the Lake’s west shore.

Homewood ... has found fame by teaching kids to ski and snowboard. The Homewood Snow Rangers Academy rolls out the red carpet for children ages 4-12. Providing young day campers with their very own gentle slope and surface lift, Snow Ranger instructors treat beginners to a fun, comfortably-paced experience on the snow while providing the newest learn-to-ski techniques with the X Based Learning System. Kids with more on-snow experience enjoy fun-focused coaching while cruising the whole mountain with their top-rated kids’ instructor. Snow Rangers Academy camps are offered daily with both full and have day options.

Located at the shore of West Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort is one of California’s first winter recreation resorts. Offering a family-friendly atmosphere since 1962, Homewood continues to offer premiere winter skiing and snowboarding with a focus on top level guest service and custom vacation packages. Deemed the gem of Lake Tahoe’s West Shore by SKI Magazine, the 1260-acre mountain offers unobstructed views of the lake and surrounding peaks. Flawless, peak-to-shore grooming, the intimate setting of Tahoe’s West Shore, and a classic family focused winter experience make Homewood unique. Homewood is accessible via Interstate 80 to California State Route 89, just 55 miles from Reno Tahoe International Airport. Visit www.skihomewood.com or call 530.525.2992 for more information about Homewood Mountain Resort.
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Homewood Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Homewood Operations


Plan to Open 12/09

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 60

Weekend Hours


Homewood Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,230 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,650 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

7,880 ft

Homewood Ski Pictures and Photos

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Homewood Trail Map

Homewood Reviews & Tips (53)

This was my first time skiing. I took half day lessons on Tuesday then skied the rest of the day, all day Wednesday and Thursday. The conditions were great: no lift lines, blue skies, great snow and the views are beyond spectacular. I almost don't want to share what a positive experience this was for me and my family because I don't want Homewood to get crowded like the other spots. Our family had such a good experience my Dad is already considering a family season pass for next year.....Thank you Homewood!
Homewood review written Mar 27 2016 - 11:42 AM
Molly Beginner Skier
Going first thing in the morning on both Saturday and Sunday was great. Not everyone is an early riser, so the trails are a lot more open (nice for beginners). Plus Homewood doesn't stay open late, so you get the most of your pass by getting there first thing.
Homewood review written Feb 22 2016 - 03:40 PM
Lindsay Beginner Skier
Long long long traffic jams on 89 - the solution, Homewood. Best view of the lake by far, affordable and So worth a stop. Truthfully, after 3-days on the hill, I wish we'd spent all 3 at Homewood.
Homewood review written Feb 22 2016 - 09:47 AM
Josh Advanced Skier
Terrific day with our ski club group. Beautiful views, weather, snow and grooming excellent. Ski the south bowl for the best morning conditions and a great variety of runs. Don't tell too many people, we love it the way it is!
Homewood review written Feb 08 2016 - 04:31 PM
Pat Advanced Skier
Homewood review written Jan 22 2016 - 02:22 PM
PDurkee Advanced Skier
Went on Dec 30, good amount of snow (packed powder), most trails open. Amazing lake views. However, Homewood was seriously understaffed: to pick up the pre-purchased lift tix and ski rental took an hour and a half! Line moved super slow.
Homewood review written Jan 01 2016 - 10:37 PM
Alex Intermediate Skier
It was my first time at Homewood ski resort. It sure has spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. For sure, this place is not for beginners though. There was only one beginner run open; in order to get on the one and only lift, even the beginners have to come down on the steep hill, which has sign "Advanced only". It can be scary experience if you are a beginner. In addition, all the intermediate runs had the narrow paths with uneven surface, which can be challenging for some snowboarders.
Homewood review written Feb 24 2015 - 02:28 PM
DantheMan Intermediate Snowboarder
In other seasons, Homewood has been great, but right now it is mostly closed as of 2/21/2015. As others have mentioned, the only way to get to the single open lift is a steepish blue run that was very icy at 9:30 am. Not a great warmup even for the two of us, who had skiied a full day of blue runs at another resort last month. When my partner lost a ski, it slid all the way down the hill because the snow was so icy. Because there were no lift lines at all, it was almost worth the discounted price we paid, but I'd hesitate to recommend it or do it again.
Homewood review written Feb 23 2015 - 02:17 PM
CAskier Intermediate Skier
I just went this past weekend and was really excited for the trip. I was going with some beginner friends and I specifically picked out this resort because it had a decent amount of beginner friendly trails. The problem was, after the ticket office told us their were open green trails that my beginner friends could get too, the lift operators informed us that the ONLY way to get to the SINGLE green trail was to go down Tailings, which on a good snow condition day would have been a tough blue, but given the little snow cover, plentiful ice, rocks, and bushes, was ridiculously difficult. This regulated my friends to the bunny hill for almost the entire first day (way longer than otherwise necessary). Additionally, even the only doable blue for my friends, despite having many snow machines placed along the trail (and note, this trail was the ONLY trail down the mountain that was open), they did not even bother to make snow each night, so that on the last day we were there, the first hill of the trail was entirely bushes, rocks, and gravel to the point that we would simply walk down it.
Homewood review written Jan 19 2015 - 02:09 PM
Daniel Intermediate Skier
I love this resort. Its easy to get in and out of and all the runs are fun. Not too many huge blacks, which makes it easier to enjoy your day with friends of all levels. If you like to ski and have a couple drinks, there is a midway bar with music and chairs in the snow. Some of the BEST VIEWS on the mountain and especially while you relax at the bar. It was my fiance's first time at Homewood and it is now her favorite resort. She loved the views and the hills, as well as the relaxing feel to the entire place.
Homewood review written Mar 10 2014 - 02:45 PM
Great Resort and Mid Mountain Bar Advanced Skier
My wife and I snowboarded/skied for a day this past Sun. We're not frequent skiers, but overall we really liked Homewood, primarily for the really friendly staff (even during the mad rush to grab our rentals in the morning) and the facilities were clean and the grounds well kept. Since we were there on a Sunday there were no lines for the lifts. Our only other Tahoe ski resort experience is Alpine Meadows, and Homewood definitely feels more "manageable" and way less crowded compared to the bigger and more well-known resorts.
Homewood review written Feb 25 2014 - 03:22 PM
Tony O. Intermediate Snowboarder
I recently went to Homewood and was fairly disappointed in my experience with the customer service of the staff. Everyone seemed overall grumpy, unpleasant and rude. Also, my group was told that certain trails were open and were then later scolded for going on them as they were not clearly marked as now closed. Our group also were rudely spoken to on the top of the mountain after taking a group picture and someone accidentally knocked over a signage item in the snow. We are not some young kids who disrespect people or property. We are a good, wholesome, Christian group of 27-30 year olds visiting Tahoe for a wedding and wanted to ski/snowboard for the day and were referred to Homewood.
Homewood review written Feb 03 2014 - 10:51 AM
Paige Intermediate Skier
The trail map was printed by color printer and most trail down old homewood express supposed groomed. But they were not. Very choppy. Trail "Shaft" near big blue bar not marked clearly. The view is fantastic. Groomed run on ridge show very little loose snow. Bottom part of trail very icy even after 6" new snow on previous day. .
Homewood review written Feb 01 2014 - 05:19 PM
sam Intermediate Skier
Due to Dry season here in CA that doesn't helped SKI Resort condition. First time in Homewood and number of slope and other amenities are satisfy. Although it is dry season, there wasn't much grooming done in the slope that it was so bumpy and even with Intermediate skill it was hard to keep up in some point. Half snow and ground that wait till SNOW arrives people.
Homewood review written Dec 30 2013 - 04:55 PM
Dan from Fremont, CA Intermediate Snowboarder
I was just there after x-mas for the first time in Homewood...unfortunately this DRY season doesn't help with condition of the snow. Besides I wish we had more snow it would have been a fun. No wonder people talked about this place. One thing I would ask Homewood is that please Groom the snow....I know there are many places that are narrow...I still think it should be groomed.
Homewood review written Dec 28 2013 - 04:25 PM
Dan from Fremont, CA Intermediate Snowboarder
When you redeem the printout for a ticket, go to the front of the building rather than the ticket windows in the back. The views of Lake Tahoe are great as usual.
Homewood review written Mar 08 2013 - 09:54 AM
Ted Fong Intermediate Skier
Good "bunny hill" for beginners like me, since the lift is easier to get off than the regular sitting down lifts (at least in my opinion). It's also very pretty. The only complaint I have is the staff - 90% of the ones I talked to were not friendly at all and a couple were rude.
Homewood review written Feb 13 2013 - 07:46 PM
snowbfab Beginner Snowboarder
Park at the South Lodge, unless you are using some kind of online ticket deal in which case they will send you back to the Main Lodge area. Crowds are smaller on this side of resort, bar is better (though they only have two beers on tap and neither are craft brews), and you can still access the rest of the lifts.
Homewood review written Jan 30 2013 - 12:37 PM
skitip Advanced Skier
I don't agree about the pricing being great. I was spoiled in the past when there were real bargain days. I agree the price is better than the big ego places. Food and drink is average, but the main reason so many love this place is the views and I am one of them. Lift lines don't bother me, but crowded runs do and Rainbow ridge gets rediculously crowded. I go here on weekdays when I can.
Homewood review written Jan 26 2013 - 01:29 AM
will Advanced Skier
Views are great! Runs are decent. The lifts are old and very slow. The only express lift was very crowded. It might have been 3-day weekend, but service at the southern lodge was bad. No ice for drinks, no ketchup, no mustard, minimal food selection.
Homewood review written Jan 23 2013 - 08:13 AM
Milan Advanced Skier
Snow and views were great. The cheaper prices were also nice. The North Lodge was crowded and hectic but I liked the more chill atmosphere and and layout of the South Lodge. The lifts are old and slow and only one has the front bar. I also think the lift placement is confusing and the separation between North and South Lodge is a hassle. I wish they had the trail map and a clock at every lift. As for the trails themselves, I would not take beginners to this mountain. While Homewood's trademark green runs run from the top of the mountain and offer great views, these runs are much too narrow and worse, much too crowded to be safe for anyone, let alone beginners. Collisions are very frequent and people ran into me so many times on Rainbow Ridge that I started avoiding the trail. The blue runs though were fun. I took an intermediate lesson and the instructor gave me some good pointers.
Homewood review written Jan 22 2013 - 02:22 PM
Linda Intermediate Skier
I've been here before and remember it having the best view of any resort and I was correct. What I didn't remember was how much fun this resort was as well. It had snowed a few days before and there was plenty of powder to be had in the trees all over the mountain. Lots of terrain to suit people beginning to advanced. The staff was super friendly and the resort has that charming mom and pop feel to it that a lot of the larger resorts in the area don't. My only suggestion to improve this place would be to upgrade some of the main lifts to expresses and this place would be my favorite Lake Tahoe resort, heck it might be my favorite anyways.
Homewood review written Jan 16 2013 - 02:57 PM
Sundeep Advanced Snowboarder
Still a great hidden gem. On storm days when the rest of the resorts are shut down head here for some great tree skiing.
Homewood review written Jan 10 2013 - 04:41 PM
sickbird Advanced Skier
Homewood is a great place for lessons. The resonable prices and great atmosphere of this locals favorite resort make it a fun experience.
Homewood review written Apr 09 2012 - 05:28 PM
Jeff P Advanced Skier
I love Homewood, we really enjoy a lot. The classes and instructors were GREAT. I was not expecting ! Liftopia was great too !
Homewood review written Apr 02 2012 - 02:08 PM
Andrea Beginner Skier
Homewood is great and not so great if it's a windy, snowy day. At times they can be quite sheltered from the wind, but at the same time they have some seriously slow lifts. You may be down at the bottome alot quicker than it took to get to the top. The face is good at the North Lodge. The Quail face can be terrific, but you will have to hike out. I went last Friday and it was a beautiful day with great views of the lake as usual.
Homewood review written Mar 27 2012 - 12:37 AM
Jan Advanced Skier
We go to Homewood every season for a 3-day trip, and we're never disappointed. As of this writing, they offer $25 tickets on Thursdays and Sundays for passholders to other resorts. We can ski 3 days and pay what we would for one day at Heavenly or Northstar, and not wait in lift lines half the day. This year we timed our trip perfectly, and went just a day after a 3-5' dumping. Skiing virgin lines on Quail Face was about as epic as it has ever been for me. Seriously...bring your snorkel after powder dumps out there. We prefer to ski off Ellis chair in the morning, and Old Homewood Express (in the trees!) in the afternoon. That works out well for the aspect of each side of the mountain.
Homewood review written Mar 05 2012 - 10:16 PM
Ace Advanced Skier
Snowboarders need a leash! If you end up at the bottom and can't find your car,..chances are you are at the second parking lot!! Luckily they have a shuttle to take you to the other parking lot!
Homewood review written Mar 04 2012 - 02:17 PM
Stephen Montana Advanced Snowboarder
This is my favorite place. Now that they finally have snow in Tahoe, you can't beat this place. Homewood has the least crowds out of anywhere. We got a foot of fresh snow the other day and I was making fresh tracks until close. Lots of great tree runs and OB.
Homewood review written Mar 01 2012 - 07:48 AM
Joseph Advanced Snowboarder
Conditions were horrendous,as they have no snowmaking. It was all ice. We tried to return our tickets after one run. But of course Liftopia doesn't allow that. Some consideration should be made for such events.
Homewood review written Feb 28 2012 - 08:57 PM
Hy Steele Beginner Snowboarder
The staff were terrific. Ski patrol very helpful when my wife broke a buckle on her snowboard binding. Harley in the repair shop was the man! he got her fixed up in no time, and back on the slopes for cheap.
Homewood review written Feb 22 2012 - 02:12 PM
bwk Intermediate Skier
Great price. Beautiful views! Slope conditions were crappy due to little snow and some ice, but better grooming could definitely helped. One area for a major improvement is better signage; probably the most poorly signed resort i've ever skied.
Homewood review written Feb 22 2012 - 02:10 PM
bwk Intermediate Skier
Early in the season, a day after a small snow, half the runs were closed down and the open runs were all in low cover condition. Every groomed run was miserable. That said, the park is beautiful, and my most enjoyable run went off the trails and through the trees. I would not go again except after a major storm.
Homewood review written Feb 05 2012 - 01:13 AM
Jon Intermediate Snowboarder
Great for beginners! Great for families! Incredible view! Reasonable price!
Homewood review written May 01 2011 - 11:30 PM
pandora Beginner Skier
The staff are supportive and friendly. When we locked our keys in our car they called their own maintenance crew to help us out! Great team work! Saved us from having to pay for a locksmith! Ditto to all the sentiments regarding the fabulous views, great skiing, and a lot of bang for your buck.
Homewood review written Mar 31 2011 - 08:59 PM
Little Bird Advanced Snowboarder
Big mountain terrain with a small mountain feel. limited parking so use caution and arrive early on weekends. Great bang for the buck and views are the best of any ski resort in tahoe.
Homewood review written Mar 30 2011 - 08:54 PM
Mike Advanced Skier
Good Discounts Liftopia! Keep it up! and Thank you. ..the snow was GREAT! Homewood is one of the few "home feeling" resort around the Lake. I hope they keep it that way. Lots of fun different terrain to ski on! Love the tough stuff!
Homewood review written Mar 29 2011 - 05:52 PM
Jon Advanced Skier
Seriously AWESOME powder day last Saturday!!! If you are a beginner, do your homework and find a place with more beginner runs. Homewood is incredible for Intermediate and Advanced. Reminded us of a June Mountain atmosphere!!! Will definitely return!!!
Homewood review written Mar 28 2011 - 09:42 PM
Candice Intermediate Snowboarder
I always enjoy Homewood as the runs are long and there is something for every ability. Incredible views and great people. I was a little bummed when I purchased my lift ticket 3 days before my planned day with a group of us,(mono skiers) and they changed their minds and went to Mt. Rose for some deep powder. That is the risk of buying anything in advance. I hope to make it to Homewood sometime this season.
Homewood review written Mar 07 2011 - 02:21 PM
Michael Advanced Skier
amazing hit the quail face for some fresh tracks!
Homewood review written Feb 22 2011 - 09:20 PM
greenking Intermediate Snowboarder
The views rock and the price is right BUT we went on the Presidents Day Weekend was waaaaaay too crowded - I would never go again on a cword day but betting that any other time would be great. Runs are a little narrow for my taste but the views are awesome!
Homewood review written Feb 22 2011 - 05:40 PM
Miz Flint (Intermediate Skier) Intermediate Skier
Our Liftopia tickets were pre-printed and awaiting us at the Homewood North Lodge main office. No need for a printed hardcopy (good thing, since our rental didn't have a printer).
Homewood review written Feb 16 2011 - 11:09 PM
TOkuno Intermediate Skier
This was the first time skiing Homewood after years at the other Tahoe resorts. Based on the runs, the snow, the price, and the location, I would definitely I would definitely come back.
Homewood review written Feb 16 2011 - 02:28 PM
Semanon Advanced Skier
The views alone are worth the lift ticket price.One could sit for hours above the Face Run and admire the views. I was empressed with the angles on the blue runs. they would be considered black diamonds at other resorts. The black diamonds are off the hook!
Homewood review written Feb 13 2011 - 03:43 PM
James Work Advanced Skier
Don't bring a camera or you will spend all day stopping to take pics instead of skiing. I've skied 7 resorts around the lake now, and this is by the far the most outstanding for views. Only Heavenly's ridge runs come close, but at twice the price. And definitely check liftopia for the tickets. The homewood office had them ready for us, our names right on the tickets.
Homewood review written Feb 09 2011 - 08:22 AM
thesak Intermediate Skier
head for ellis chair in the morning and then to homewood express in the afternoon. the macaroni and cheese is pretty bizarre but very filling.
Homewood review written Feb 08 2011 - 02:34 PM
rowland Advanced Skier
We love Homewood. The views are great and the blue runs are perfect. Nice, intimate ski resort. Great choice of music at the lifts also. Lot's of Led Zeppelin
Homewood review written Feb 07 2011 - 04:05 PM
cathyml Intermediate Skier
Not as many beginner trails as I would have liked, but the views are spectacular. My friends that are more advanced said there were some super fun blue trails though. For the price, convenient parking, and views, Homewood can't be beat. It took us less time to get our Liftopia tickets than our friends to get their lift tickets. Just go to the main office in the North parking lot. They will have them printed and ready for you.
Homewood review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:13 PM
sweetcornprncss Beginner Skier
Lots of fun runs and great lake views. Awesome on powder days. If it's sunny, bring your camera for photo ops. Don't forget your leash - they won't let you on the main chairs without it
Homewood review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:03 AM
M Advanced Snowboarder
Great laid-back mountain. But beware, the Homewood employees don't have a clue how to process Liftopia tickets - took half an hour and at least 8 people to finally decide they were clueless and issue a comp ticket. DUH!!
Homewood review written Jan 15 2011 - 02:16 PM
bob Advanced Skier
love the snow it is much fun than other resorts as it more pristine and groomed
Homewood review written Jan 11 2011 - 08:45 PM
h. okray Intermediate Skier
As A fifteen yr local at North Lake Tahoe (1980-1995) I can tell you that there is better snow at Homewood than at Heavenly ( it gets blown off of Heavenly due to prevailing west winds) & it is icy at s. shore but Homewood is protected and retains its snow pack better with closer views of the lake and less blizzard conditions than Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows .
Homewood review written Dec 29 2010 - 02:20 PM
Dr. Gregg Townsley Advanced Skier
no place better for the view,price and slopes... outrageous views..best i think in tahoe. no prettier place for views of the lake as you ski.. we will travel there every year.
Homewood review written Feb 03 2010 - 02:31 PM
ski girl Intermediate Skier

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