Homewood Mountain Resort (West Shore) – Ranked #12 in a SKI magazine readers poll, Homewood Resort boasts over 1,260 acres of skiable terrain with a 1,650’ vertical drop. The Homewood Mountain Resort is well known for having some of the best powder in Tahoe, and receives an average of 450 inches of snow per year. Those visitors looking to make the most of a ski getaway enjoyed at the Homewood Mountain Resort can access all the fun that awaits at 5145 W. Lake Boulevard in Homewood, California.
Plan Your Next Vacation to Homewood Mountain Resort Skiing
Tahoe is a year-round vacation destination, a place you will always find something to do in any weather. Summers are for the lake and water adventures, spring and fall are times for hiking, biking, and enjoying the beauty of our surroundings, and some would say that winter is when Tahoe really comes to life, and Homewood Mountain Ski Resort is a really big reason why! If you have never tried to ski before, now is the time.
Once you get your first taste of flying down the mountain, goggles on, with the cold mountain breezes nipping at your cheeks, you will start planning every vacation to be a ski vacation!
Nearby Dining That’s Sure to Please the Palate
The scenery and options for fun at Homewood Mountain Resort make it a wonderful place to travel with family and friends when your ideal of the perfect getaway revolves around time spent on the slopes. That being said, this area is also home to a lineup of savory options that will keep your taste buds satisfied in between slopes runs. Whether you’re looking for a place to fuel up for the day ahead or can’t wait to unwind when the sun goes down over a savory meal, there are plenty of nearby options to choose from. The following are just a few to add to your must-taste list when you find yourself in this area.
When a day on the slopes is best paired with options for fine dining, Swiss Lakewood is close to the ski resort and offers up elegant options as well as a savory, versatile menu to enjoy. Swiss Lakewood is located at 5055 W Lake Boulevard in Homewood and is known and loved for its friendly customer service as well as its charming ambiance. Reservations are required at Swiss Lakewood when you’re looking forward to enjoying a meal that focuses on European, and more specifically, Bavarian and Swiss fare. Settle in with a wine or imported beer and feel free to savor every moment of your wiener schnitzel or veal dish topped with light cream sauce. Even walking into Swiss Lakewood is a charming experience as the façade comes complete with stone accents that make it feel like you’ve found yourself in an authentic Swiss cottage!
West Shore Pizza
Perhaps you’re more in the mood for a casual dining experience where comfort food and a relaxed ambiance are both easily accessible after a day on the snow. When that’s the case, West Shore Pizza should do the trick. Located at 7000 W Lake Boulevard in Tahoma, West Shore Pizza is an eclectic stop where friends and family gather to enjoy great conversation and a menu made to match. From pizza and pasta options to a wide variety of sandwiches, West Shore Pizza has just the right options to curb a craving or even two. This stop is open to the dining public every day of the week between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
So Close to the Lake
We’ve built up an entire community around Lake Tahoe, so the fact that you can see its glistening waters from the slopes of Homewood is kind of a big deal. Close enough to provide distracting views as you schuss down the mountain, but not so close that you have to worry about bulleting into its waters on one of the many times you fall, the proximity gives Homewood a little something extra.
A family favorite since its opening in 1961, Homewood Mountain Resort is built on 1260 acres, has 8 lifts, 67 runs, and is open pretty much every day during the season from 8 AM until 4 PM. Offering a great selection of beginner runs, you won’t feel uncomfortable being an adult novice, and more importantly, you won’t have to fear the trails!
If we could offer one piece of advice to ALL beginning skiers, it would be to take their time and become comfortable with the beginning trails before moving on to more advanced ones; there’s no shame in being a beginner, but an injury from trying too much, too fast could put a damper on your vacation! And besides, the “signature” run, Rainbow Bridge, is two miles long, allowing you to have fun on your skis for a very long stretch of time!
For those who like statistics, the breakdown on their runs goes as follows: 15% beginner runs, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced, and 15% expert. We’ve lived here our entire lives and have yet to make it to the expert slopes. If that is your skill level, tell us how it went!
Weekend Après Ski in the Winter
The after ski party (après ski) is almost as important as the skiing itself, and Fridays through Monday, the West Shore Café offers free s’mores from 4:00 to 4:30 for all skiers; you’ve expended a lot of energy during your day of skiing and the s’mores will hit the spot! You can then relax in your cozy Tahoe Signature Properties vacation rental and prepare for the next day full of adventures.