Homewood Mountain Resort

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Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood logo.png
Location Ellis Peak
Tahoe National Forest
Nearest city Homewood, California
Coordinates 39°04′58″N 120°10′32″W / 39.0827°N 120.1755°W / 39.0827; -120.1755Coordinates: 39°04′58″N 120°10′32″W / 39.0827°N 120.1755°W / 39.0827; -120.1755
Top elevation 2,402 m (7,881 ft)
Base elevation 1,899 m (6,230 ft)
Skiable area 1,260 acres (510 ha)
Runs 60 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 15% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 50% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 35% advanced
Longest run 2 mi (3.2 km)
Lift system 7 lifts
Terrain parks Lakeview
Kolby's Escape
Snowfall 400 in (1,000 cm)
Website www.SkiHomewood.com

Homewood Mountain Resort is a ski area located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in the state of California, a few miles south of Tahoe City in the town of Homewood. It has 1,260 acres (510 ha) of skiable terrain and seven lifts. While it currently does not offer lodging on site, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been submitted to the regional planning commission to allow for the development of a resort inclusive of a hotel, condominiums, and various other additions.[1] Since 2006, JMA Ventures, a San Francisco Bay Area developer, has owned and operated the ski area.

Management[edit]

In 2006, Jeff Yurosek sold Homewood to JMA Ventures, a Bay Area development company. Yurosek, who had owned the ski area since 1998, originally wanted to sell the land to the U.S. Forest Service.[2] JMA Ventures says it "is in the planning stages for a redevelopment of the resort including both the north and south base areas."[3] The project is in the environmental review process.[4] JMA Ventures also acquired Alpine Meadows, which physically merged with Squaw Valley as part of a joint venture in 2011.

Climate[edit]

The climate in the unincorporated village of Homewood is similar to that of Tahoe City only 6.4 mi (10.3 km) north on Highway 89. Homewood Mountain Resort, on average, experiences 400 in (1,000 cm) of snow precipitation and has about 300 days of sunny weather a year. Ellis Peak shields the resort from the high winds created by storms coming over the Sierra Crest creating great snow conditions while other resorts are experiencing "wind holds."

Climate data for Tahoe City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 40.5
(4.7)
42.0
(5.6)
45.1
(7.3)
51.4
(10.8)
60.1
(15.6)
69.2
(20.7)
77.5
(25.3)
77.0
(25)
70.1
(21.2)
60.0
(15.6)
47.9
(8.8)
41.4
(5.2)
56.85
(13.82)
Average low °F (°C) 20.1
(−6.6)
21.3
(−5.9)
24.3
(−4.3)
27.7
(−2.4)
33.5
(0.8)
39.6
(4.2)
44.7
(7.1)
44.8
(7.1)
39.6
(4.2)
32.3
(0.2)
25.5
(−3.6)
20.6
(−6.3)
31.17
(−0.46)
Source: Melissa data[5]

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