Although it hasn't snowed in a while, Homewood Mountain
Resort says it will unveil some powder stashes Friday (Dec. 27).
Homewood ski resort will open four powder-filled previously unopened
north-facing runs to the public.
Powder stash off the Ellis chair lift
Following the Thursday opening of Homewood ski resort’s Ellis chair
lift, General Manager Kevin Mitchell began scouting the conditions off
the north-facing slope of Rainbow Ridge, and found great in-bounds
snow conditions on the upper portions of the Lake Louise, Kolby’s
Escape, Miner’s Delight and Bonanza runs.
“After getting a look at how good the snow is on the upper portions of
the runs off Rainbow Ridge, I knew we had to open them up to the
public to enjoy,” Mitchell said. “I don’t think there are any other
resorts in Tahoe offering fresh tracks right now.”
Skiers and riders at Homewood ski resort will be able to access the
new-found powder stashes via the Ellis chair lift, and will have to
return to Rainbow Ridge approximately a third of the way down the
normal length of the runs, as the Old Homewood Express chair is not
Homewood has 19 trails open
The new terrain opening Friday brings Homewood ski resort’s total to
19 open runs, with seven terrain park features, three on-mountain
dining establishments and après-ski specials at the lakefront West
Shore Café and Inn.
Homewood’s lift ticket prices during this holiday period remain at
just $69 for adults with advance purchase online (by midnight the day
before), or $79 at the resort.
DJ at Big Blue Bar on Saturday
On Saturday at Homewood ski resort, Lake Tahoe’s best mid-day break
spot – the mid-mountain Big Blue View Bar – will celebrate the start
of another season of live DJs spinning tunes on Saturday afternoons
with DJ Paul kicking things off at noon.
Despite the new-found powder stashes, early-season conditions do still
exist at Homewood, and guests are encouraged to ski and snowboard with