Homewood Mountain Resort – Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Resort

Well, life has gotten in the way of my blog!  I started skiing this season in November but I want to keep my posts in chronological order so  it is time to recap my adventures from LAST season before I start in on THIS season!   Happy Winter!!

Here’s a bit about my adventure at Homewood –

Homewood Mountain Resort – Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Resort.  What a gem!  It has the most beautiful views of Lake Tahoe from so many different angles as you are skiing – you have to be careful not to catch an edge!

If you follow this blog on a regular basis, you know that skiing every area in Lake Tahoe has been my goal and my dream.  Skiing at Homewood completed that for me and I loved every bit of it!  One of the great things about this skisixtyforsixty goal of mine is that I have made many new friends and ski buddies over the years.  On this trip, my friend Marni introduced me to Krista – who is the Food and Beverage Manager at Homewood and the two of them are good friends.  Thank you Krista for the ticket to your beautiful resort!

Homewood is known mainly as a “local’s mountain” and is one of the best kept secrets in the area.  While the views of Lake Tahoe from Heavenly are great, the views from Homewood are SPECTACULAR!  Imagine a day with a bluebird-sky and you will fall in love with Lake Tahoe and Homewood!  Rumor has it that Homewood will be experiencing some sort of resort-type expansion, but for someone like me who grew up where a ski lodge meant a fireplace and cup of hot cocoa, you will love the warmth in the lodge at Homewood. The bar has a rustic, backwoods feel…especially when you have a “Homewood Apple Pie” to drink (definitely an upgrade from hot cocoa!!) The ingredients are various amounts of cider whiskey and red hot – warms the soul!

Oh, right  – I’m writing about SKIING!  There is terrain for all levels and I loved skiing in the trees!  We started from the North Lodge, made our way up the Ellis chair to the summit which is 7,880 feet above sea level.  At the summit you have access to all levels of trails – take your first (or last) break of the day with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe at the mid-mountain bar – Big Blue View Bar.  Aptly named!  Watch those Homewood Apple Pies – you still have half of the mountain to ski at the end of the day – consume with caution!

A wonderful part of all of my Tahoe skiing experiences is the sun is perpetually shining and the conditions are grand!  The groomers here are excellent and the steepness and width of the trails provide new challenges for the intermediate skier without being daunting.  At the end of the day, avoid “Lombard Street” which has a lot of skier traffic in favor of “The Face”.  While labeled a black diamond, the Face, while steep provides enough width for traversing on a trail with less traffic.

Visit Homewood, say hi to Krista for me – and enjoy those views!

After a hard day skiing!
After a hard day skiing!

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