Homewood is Where Your Heart Is

They say the best journey takes you home. We say the best journey takes you to Homewood Mountain Resort.

Homewood is a home run. Courtesy: Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood is a home run. Courtesy: Homewood Mountain Resort

When staying at The Ridge Tahoe, you have plenty of options for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. You can go big at Heavenly, go country at Kirkwood or rub elbows with Olympians at Sierra-at-Tahoe; or you can visit Homewood, a small yet brilliant hidden gem on the west side of the lake.

With a total of 2,010 acres, Homewood is minute compared to the abovementioned resorts, but it is known to have some of the best terrain in the Basin. Its base elevation of 6,230’ and summit elevation of 8,740’ allows for 2,510 vertical feet of elevation gain with a variety of terrain, as well as groomed boulevards and hidden powder stashes that are Homewood’s trademark. Homewood stacks up to the larger resorts with 450 inches of snow per season and days upon days of sunshine, but that’s not all – it was also named one of the Top 10 Resorts in California and Nevada by SKI Magazine in 2012, so you know it’s got to be good!

Views for days. Courtesy: Homewood Mountain Resort
Views for days. Courtesy: Homewood Mountain Resort

It’s not just the powder and great terrain that makes Homewood a home run. Check out a few of the other reasons why Homewood should be on your list of ski resorts to visit in Tahoe.

Snow Cat Adventures: Prepare to be amazed when you experience backcountry terrain like never before. Snow Cat Adventures at Homewood provide access to 750+ acres of terrain beyond the ski area’s boundaries. Groups of 10 experienced skiers and riders can take advantage of this package that brings you to the top of Ellis Peak and then provides 1,828 vertical feet to lap. You’ll be astounded by the panoramic views of the lake and of Desolation Wilderness as you traverse steeps, powder bowls and tree runs.

More Fun in the Summer: The excitement doesn’t end once the snow melts. Summertime at Homewood is just as exhilarating as winter with hiking and biking trails that provide breathtaking vistas and special events like Drive in movies. Past summers at Homewood have included the Farm to Peak Dinner Series, a mountaintop outdoor dining experience that overlooks Lake Tahoe. It’s a feast for your stomach and eyes with beautiful views of the lake and seasonal, local ingredients in five courses.

Eclectic Events: Homewood sets itself apart from other resorts with its special events that include the upcoming Winter Wonder Film Festival, March 12, and St. Patty’s Day Party with The Risky Biscuits, March 17. Both events celebrate local talent and, of course, incorporate the fun that one is accustomed to in a mountain town!

If your next journey takes you to Homewood, we hope it ends at The Ridge Tahoe.

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