One day after a fire shut down operations, Homewood Mountain ski resort in Lake Tahoe is running its lifts today with top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding.
A building at Homewood’s South Lodge went up in flames about 3 a.m. (Dec. 28) at the resort on West Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The building was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but crews managed to contain the blaze to that single structure. The South Lodge was primarily used as restaurant and administrative offices.
No injuries were reported at Homewood Mountain. No individuals were on-site at the time. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“Homewood was closed (Wednesday) due to the fire. On behalf of our team, I would like to thank North Tahoe Fire and the other coordinating agencies that responded so quickly to the call,” General Manager, Kevin Mitchell said on Wednesday. “We apologize for the inconvenience to our guests, and are working hard to resume operations as quickly as possible.”
Access today to Homewood’s upper mountain is available via the Madden Chair, which is located at our North Lodge. For more info on open lifts and terrain, visit www.skihomewood.com and the snow report.
Highway 89 remained open Wednesday, but people in the area were asked to use caution because of the many fire vehicles and first responders.
Tahoe Ski Bowl Way remained closed, as did the south area of the resort and lift operations, according to Mitchell. Tahoe Ski Bowl Way was opened to residents by Wednesday night. Travelers were asked to drive with caution in the Homewood area near the west shore of Lake Tahoe.
Officials said North Tahoe Fire Marshal Chief Todd Conradson and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.
For more information on Homewood Mountain, visit www.skihomewood.com or call 530 525-2992.