Overall Rating

Homewood

Homewood3.5/54
Homewood3.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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Homewood - Reviews

Homewood - Reviews

Homewood is definitely "homey"!

B07/01/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    12-17

Homewood is definitely "homey"!

B07/01/2016
Homewood is friendly, beautiful, and cheap. While it's best for intermediates, there is something for everyone. There is especially good tree skiing!
Like a lot of smaller resorts, the food and lodging is minimal. But who cares with what you get on the mountain? I skied my first eve black diamond here, and I wasn't intimidated, because there was no one else on the run!
The snow, trees, and groomers are all good at Homewood. There is not really any moguls or other challenging terrain. Also, all but one lift is slow. Still, it's a good value, and a good resort. Plus, the views beat even Heavenly.

Great Resort - Not as Small, Neglected, or Poor as you think!

Sukrit Ganesh29/12/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    12-17

Great Resort - Not as Small, Neglected, or Poor as you think!

Sukrit Ganesh29/12/2015
I have visited Homewood over seven times so far and I am astonished by the serene views and excellent trails this resort has to offer. Being a black diamond skier, I have learned skiing mainly in Homewood, and they have the best ski school I have seen.

The resort has a great design - the sloped end right at the parking lot, and the lodge is conveniently located near the middle of the base parking lot. The trails are well groomed, and the powder is the best I have seen in any ski resort. The crowd disperses throughout the entire mountain, so the lift lines are short. The parking lot had a lot of cars but was 80% full, showing that the resort is visited by many and that parking is not a problem.

The prices are unimaginably low compared to the high quality of the resort.

I think the beginner lifts could be better though, because they are a simple surface lift which are very hard to board and use. The other lifts are relatively slow, but one of them has been replaced and now transports riders pretty quickly.

Best of all, the view was stunning. Lake Tahoe gleamed in front of my eyes. I was very pleased with the resort and I recommend that if you are a passionate skier, Homewood is the place for you.

Locals resort

john williams25/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Locals resort

john williams25/06/2015
No frills resort where the locals go. Most people on holidays will be skiing at the bigger resorts. Homewood reminds me of A-Basin Co bring your portable grill and fire it up in the muddy car park for lunch.

If you want to avoid the self proclaimed experts from LA, Texas or San Francisco, you will enjoy what Homewood has to offer.
Like most Tahoe resorts get there early on powder days because it won't last long.

Pros:
Short lift lines
Mainly locals not holiday makers
Good variety of terrain
Tree skiing

Cons:
Dining options
Overall size of terrain
Limited parking on busy days, although i see that as more of a good thing because it limits the number of people on the mountain.

Tree Skiing on a Stormy Day

POWDERHOUNDS.COM17/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Tree Skiing on a Stormy Day

POWDERHOUNDS.COM17/06/2015
Homewood is fantastic for tree skiing on stormy days. See the Homewood for more of our thoughts on the pros and cons of this ski area.

Also check out our full set of ratings on Homewood on the USA ski resort ratings page.