What’s new at Homewood Mountain Resort? Expanded snowmaking and grooming are among the improvements at Homewood Mountain for the 2019-20 season.
With the 2019-20 season on the horizon, Homewood Mountain is putting out the word that it has invested in its snowmaking and grooming capabilities, has 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 family-friendly resort, located on West Shore of Lake Tahoe, 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.
Established in 1961, Homewood Mountain features spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from every trail, snowcat accessed terrain and some of the best tree skiing in the area.
“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.”
What’s New at Homewood Mountain.
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 Jan. 7-9. Snowcat Guide Training will be offered to the public March 15-17 and Homewood and NASTC Backcountry Basics will be offered January 18-19 and February 8-9.
Reducing Plastic Water Bottles: 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.
Best Day to Learn How to Ski or Ride (January 20): 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): 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): Local brands, bands and brews will join forces for the fourth 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): 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.
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 www.skihomewood.com.