Adult $38; Junior (13-19) $25; Youth (11-12) $11; Senior (60 and older) $9; Kids under 10 ski free with an adult.
When to Go
Natural snowfall is most abundant in February and March. When blustery storms shut down other Tahoe areas, Homewood is usually up and running because it is sheltered by Ellis Peak.
From Tahoe City, turn south and proceed 6 miles on Highway 89. From South Lake Tahoe, drive north on 89 for 19 miles.
Sunnyside Lodge ($110-$175), with its popular bar and restaurant, offers mountain chic rooms and suites close to Tahoe City and just three miles from Homewood's slopes; (800) 822-2754. In Homewood proper, The Rockwood Lodge ($100-$200) is a quiet and luxurious, five-room bed and breakfast, with the marina 100 yards from its front door and Homewood's base area walking distance from its back door; (800) 538-2463; www.rockwoodlodge.com.
If you're based in Tahoe City, stop in at The Fire Sign Cafe for breakfast or lunch. Another local favorite for breakfast and lunch is the Stony Ridge Cafe in Tahoma, just 1 mile from Homewood's slopes. Make like a regular and order the Turkey a la Stony. For dinner, Wolfdale's in Tahoe City serves California Cuisine with an Asian influence.
Anything prepared by Ridge Pub Manager Bob Kupka, who has been a Homewood institution for 20 years. Another option is to head to Tahoe City to lounge at the lakeside bar at Sunnyside. For a caffeine fix, there is a no better place than the Old Tahoe Cafe for plain, old-fashioned coffee (right in Homewood) or a fancy espresso (if you must).
On a sunny day, grab a picnic table on-mountain at the Warming Hut deck, order up a burger, catch a horizon full of Lake Tahoe and smile¿because you're at Homewood.