Tahoe Alpine Skiing

By Peter Oliver
  |  Gorp.com

Homewood is something of a surprise. Roughly halfway between the communities on the north shore and the congestion of the south shore, it is in something of a no-man's-land and is often overlooked. Yet it's pretty substantial ski area that packs a pretty substantial wallop. There are lines on Quail Face that are seriously steep even if they are short; otherwise, Homewood terrain reflects a relatively even balance between intermediate and expert runs. In-your-face views of Lake Tahoe are a Homewood specialty, but with that comes a downside. Because its base is at the edge of the lake, Homewood isn't blessed with the abundant, light snow of some other Tahoe areas. In midwinter, Homewood can be a great getaway spot, but early and late in the season, when the snow cover is thinner, you're better off going elsewhere.

Mountain Contact: Homewood Mountain Resort


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