Homewood Mountain ski resort in Lake Tahoe will open Friday, Nov. 7 with plenty of snow for skiing and snowboarding.
Thanks to a series of storms since the Thanksgiving holidays, Homewood Mountain has received more than 4 feet of natural snow so far this season. It has also had ideal conditions for its snowmaking efforts.
Located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood has plans to open with four lifts that provide access to over a dozen trails, featuring beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain from top to bottom.
The resort is opening a full week earlier than planned due to recent storms that provided enough of a snowpack to get the lifts moving.
Homewood will open Thursday for 2018-19 season passholders. Lift operations will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lifts will include the Madden chair, Old Homewood Express and Happy Platter.
“Kicking off the winter season is without question our favorite time of year. We can’t wait to welcome skiers and riders back to the only place in Tahoe where the mountains meet the lake,” said Kevin Mitchell, general manager of Homewood Mountain Resort. “We are excited to offer our season passholders exclusive access to the mountain a day before the public, as a thank you for being part of the Homewood family this year.”
An intimate, family-friendly ski resort, Homewood Mountain is known for its spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from every trail and snowcat-accessed terrain. It also has terrific tree skiing and riding.
Lift operations on Friday will feature top-to-bottom skiing and riding, including the Madden chair, Old Homewood Express, Happy Platter and the North Carpet.
Homewood Mountain will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services will include food and beverage options at the North Lodge, Euro Snack and Big Blue View Bar. There will also be retail, equipment rental, and Ski and Snowboard School instruction.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for more snow and cold temps throughout the week, which should allow the resort to continue with its snowmaking. As conditions permit, additional lifts and terrain will be opened.
For those who haven’t yet purchased a season pass, prices start at $669 if purchased before Dec. 14 and feature no blackout dates or restrictions.
For more information, visit www.skihomewood.com.
Tahoe Ski Resort Openings
- Boreal Mountain: Open
- Diamond Peak: Dec. 13
- Heavenly Mountain: Open
- Granlibakken: Dec. 14
- Homewood Mountain: Dec. 7
- Kirkwood Mountain: Open
- Mt. Rose: Open
- Northstar California: Open
- Sierra-at-Tahoe: Open
- Soda Springs: Open
- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: Open
- Sugar Bowl: Open
- Tahoe Donner: Dec. 7