What’s Going on at Tahoe’s Homewood Mountain Resort? We May Find Out Soon.

There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the business at Homewood Mountain Resort, sitting on the western flank on Lake Tahoe. Soon, skiing enthusiasts might get answers about the future of the ski resort.

Homewood Mountain Resort in California has set dates for upcoming community updates regarding its master plan, aiming to keep locals informed about its future. According to an announcement on Instagram, the first in-person meeting is slated for April 17th, followed by a virtual meeting on April 24th:

Homewood Mountain Resort sits on the west end of Lake Tahoe, with its beautiful slopes opening up to some of the best views of the lake. It’s a favorite of west shore locals, but its location on Highway 89 can make it an arduous journey driving in from either Highway 80 to the north or U.S. 50 to the south.

In 2022, the resort was developing a plan to move to a semi-private business model, allowing only season pass holders to ride the mountain, eliminating all single day tickets. After local backlash, they rolled back that plan.

The reversal came in response to local resistance, feedback from Placer County, and the pushback from organizations like Keep Homewood Public, which challenged the proposed private resort model. Critics argued that it deviated from the approved 2011 Homewood Master Plan, which allowed for public access.

The in-person meeting is scheduled to take place at 6 P.M. at the 89 Bar and Grill. For those unable to attend in person, a virtual meeting option will also be available.

Homewood intends to conclude its operations for the season on April 14th. Despite experiencing a season with below-average snowfall, accumulating 348 inches compared to its usual 450 inches, the resort remains a significant part of the local landscape and economy.

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