HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN, CALIFORNIA
If you haven’t heard of Homewood, don’t feel left out: It is small and understated in a region – Lake Tahoe – known for big and brash. But once you see Homewood, you won’t forget it.
Every one of its 62 runs boasts a view of the lake and the longest run, Rainbow Ridge, is a photo-op boulevard. Meticulous attention to grooming makes the hill easy on the knees and means skiers of all abilities can find a route from the peak to the base, a nice attribute in such a scenic locale. Homewood the town is as mellow as the mountain – think neighborhood, not resort – highlighted by small general stores and the West Shore Café, and old inn that has been refurbished with six guest rooms (balconies over the lake) and fine dining. And if Homewood’s 1,260 acres of skiing leave you wanting, head 15 minutes up the road to its sister resort, Alpine Meadows.
Lift tickets: Ages 62-69 pay $39 (regularly $49-$57) during the week, and $42 (regularly $61) on holidays; 70 and up pay $15 at all times.
For current lift ticket rates and more information, visit Homewood Mountain Resort.