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5145 Westlake Blvd Homewood, CA 96141 530 525 2900

As the only resort located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood is considered by some to be a "local's mountain" where Tahoe residents, as well as well-informed visitors, can ski and ride far away from long lift lines and crowded slopes. It is well known for it's stunning views of Lake Tahoe and some say it almost feels like you are going to ski right into the lake it's so close. Homewood might not have the vertical drop or the natural snowfall of larger Tahoe resorts but their vertical of 1650 feet and snowfall average of 450 inches is still pretty darn good. A good balance of terrain, consistently decent weather, and the relaxed feel of Homewood make it a favorite for families and casual winter sports fans although true experts may not find as many challenges here as they might like.

Homewood is a great mountain to learn and improve on with the majority of the terrain designated as beginner or intermediate, 15% and 50% respectively. Rentals are available and there are a number of lesson options for children and adults. The best part for beginners is that they don't have to miss out on the incredible views from the top of the mountain, just take Rainbow Ridge to Homeward Bound from the top. If fact, no lift at Homewood is off limits for the novices since there is at least one easy way down from each one. However, it is the intermediate level skier or rider that will really love all that Homewood has to offer because most of the mountain is for them. And while the knock on Homewood may be there are no long advanced trails there is still plenty of high level terrain such as Hobbit Land and Quail Face to keep you busy.

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May 21, 2013
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February 6, 2011
Welcome to Lake Tahoe’s quiet side, where family skiing meets life on the lake. By Paul Tolmé.
January 27, 2010
Indulge your simple pleasures at this quiet North Shore sleeper.
November 19, 2009
With some 24,000 acres of lift-serviced terrain, 160 lifts and 15 ski areas overall, the Tahoe Basin is the stuff that skiers' dreams are made of.
November 4, 2009
Go-go nightlife, mind-blowing terrain, epic blizzards and views that make you forget what you were thinking about. No wonder Californians are so relaxed.
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