Homewood Mountain Resort

Homewood Mountain Resort: Hours, Address, Homewood Mountain Resort Reviews: 4/5

Homewood Mountain Resort
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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4.0
193 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
64
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
15

Renato V
1 contribution
They Don't Care about their Season Pass Holders.
Jan 2020
Although the terrain offered in this resort is fantastic, the mountain itself is poorly operated. Trails are never properly groomed, chairlifts break often, especially on powder days or when the resort is crowded. I'm a Season pass holder and after they just announced that Ellis Chair will be closed for the season, I will not be coming back. Oh, also, they refuse to issue refunds to season pass holders even if the main chair that gives access to their best terrain is BROKEN FOR THE SEASON. Never again, Homewood. You could have done much better.
Written January 29, 2020
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Hello Ren, thank you for being a season pass holder and your review and feedback. While we couldn’t have foreseen the mechanical issues that arose with the Ellis chairlift this, we are committed to offering our passholders access to a welcoming, high-quality experience every time they visit. We are hopeful our guests will understand that despite these challenges, we’re committed to doing what we can to continue to offer access to all-terrain as conditions permit. Thank you for continuing to be a passholder over the years and we hope that you continue to ski with us in the future. If you are interested in discussing your experience further, please email our guest services team at GuestServices@skihomewood.com. Thank you
Written February 7, 2020
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LX 20
2 contributions
Terrible Ski Lessons for Children
Dec 2019 • Family
Homewood is a beautiful resort but we were pretty disappointed by the beginners lessons for children. We paid around $800 for a full day group lesson for 3 kids. However, every time we stopped by to check on the children, they were inside coloring. It seems they spend more time indoors than outdoors. When we asked the children if they did more skiing or coloring, they said they did more coloring. All they learned that day was to bend their knees and make “pizza”. They didn’t even use the magic carpet. I could have taught them all of that in 30 minutes and save the $800+
Initially, I wanted to do a 3 day lesson. After the first day, we decided against it. We were under the impression they would be doing and learning more. Especially for the price that we paid for the lesson. We did not want a baby sitting service; we wanted them to learn to ski.
Written January 16, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with details of your recent experience. We are sorry to hear about your children’s ski school experience and will be sure to pass along your review to our team. We want all our guest to have a positive experience while learning how to ski and ride, so we are sorry to hear about your experience. If you are interested in discussing your experience further, please email our guest services team at GuestServices@skihomewood.com
Written February 7, 2020
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Ray G
1 contribution
Bad Experience for Beginners - waste of money
Dec 2019 • Family
My family has a house in Tahoe City that has been in the family since the 60’s. My family and I have been frequenting Homewood since I was a child or for the last 35+ years, and I have always loved it. This year I thought it would be a good time for me to get my 3 little boys to my favorite spot to teach them how to snowboard. I taught for 4 years at Northstar while going through college at UNR. So I paid for lift tickets for me and my three boys online for Monday, December 30th, with nothing on the website telling me that the tiny magic carpet at the bottom of the mountain was going to be the only thing open for them. Both rope tows were down for “routine maintenance”, yet I didn’t see anyone working on them. I was very disappointed and would have been able to get the same or very similar experience at the free public sled hill by our house in Tahoe city. I paid about $450 stayed for about 3 hours and never even had an opportunity to strap my board on fully. The magic carpet is so small there is barely an opportunity to get one turn in before having unlatch get in line again. Very inefficient, ineffective and not a fun way to learn the sport in my opinion. I tried to bring it up to the manager on duty (unfortunately I didn’t catch his name) but he didn’t seem like my concern was valid and wasn’t interested hearing me out or that he even cared that I was disappointed. In the short time we were there I can also say that I spoke with 4 or 5 other groups that were very disappointed for the exact same reasons. I provided this input to the resort on two separate occasions and didn’t get any reply whatsoever. I won’t be back, nor will my family and friends who I will be sharing this experience with. Don’t want anyone else wasting their money and ruining an experience for young skiers/boarders like we did.
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello, let us begin by thanking you (including your family) for your continued patronage over the years. Hosting each generation of one’s family to a fantastic ski experience is deeply embedded in our resort’s history… and that’s exactly what we aspire to continue offering this year and the next. We hear your comments and we sincerely apologize for missing the mark during your children’s first day on snow. This experience does not represent the standard we offer for beginner skiers, nor our high bar for attentive customer service. We will be sure to share your comments with our team to further address the issue. In the meantime, we’d encourage you to email our Guest Services Manager, Ross, at guestservices@skihomewood.com directly to continue this conversation. Again, we appreciate your candid feedback and hope to provide you and your family with a fantastic skiing experience in the near future."
Written February 7, 2020
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Chris J
1 contribution
Don't waste your money on this ski resort!
Dec 2019
Paid over $130 for my 13 year old son to get ski lessons. They were not nice or caring in any way! They will take your money but give you the worst possible service! You get what you paid for... We tried Homewood as they were much cheaper than Heavenly. Got terrible service from anyone that worked at Homewood. Went to Heavenly the next day and it was another world! Service was MUCH better at every level!
Written December 26, 2019
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Marco FDD
Los Angeles, CA47 contributions
Jewel of a Mountain
Mar 2019 • Friends
Homewood is not one of Lake Tahoe's major ski resorts. That what I love so much about it. Despite the lack of crowds and cheaper prices, the mountain offers some of the best, if not the best, views of the lake, since it's right across the street from the water. The views from the mid-mountain, Big Blue View Bar are amazing.
The mountain offers terrain for all types of skiers, from long, winding beginner runs, to beautiful powder tree skiing, to the steep chutes of the "Quayle Face" area.
If you want to avoid the crowds and lines of the larger resorts, especially during the holidays, while enjoying some breathtaking views, this is where you want to be.
Written July 8, 2019
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drastler
Roseville, CA426 contributions
Nice small place to ski- great in the summer
Jun 2019 • Family
This place is going to change with the planned renovations; but I love staying on the more quire west shore area; good for biking or hiking in the summer.
Written June 7, 2019
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Hanni
Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico781 contributions
begining lessons
Apr 2019 • Family
We decided to drive to Homewood because they hay the least expensive beginers lessons at 69US with equipment (via internet). We were told that helmet was not included (and it rents 30US per day) so we rented it in South Lake Tahoe for 10US.
We did not bring waterproof pants, sun glasses or snow globes and these can only be bought at the shop (no rentals), so do not forget to bring your own, or you will have to buy them.

Weather and snow were nice, and instructors seemed knowledable.

This is a good option for first time skiers.
Written April 18, 2019
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Jodeen P
Pleasant Hill, California5 contributions
Really great Snowboard instruction for Grandson.
Apr 2019 • Family
Dylan was such a great instructor for our 9 year old Grandson. We decided to stay an extra day just to have another lesson. The report cards gave a really nice reflection of his progress. Grandson really enjoyed the lunches as well. Even though the 2nd day was rain and snow my Grandson still was able to learn and enjoy the lesson. Thank you Dylan and Homewood Resort.
Written April 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Keith E
Cincinnati, OH95 contributions
One of the Best Views of US Ski Resorts
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is probably the most low key ski resort on Lake Tahoe. Its for skiers. If you come to a resort for more than skiing, don't ski here. But you will miss one of the best views in skiing and I say this based on skiing in 20 different states. Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in all their glory are visible from most runs. The Rainbow Ridge run is a Green run classic for its view and location. There is enough variety to fill your day. However, the only green run to the base only returns to the south lodge. To get back to the north lodge, a shuttle is needed which they provide. The runs are not overly long and the resort's elevation is one of lowest in area so you don't burn out by noon. The slow lifts help recovery but could still be faster. The blacks did not seem as hard as other Tahoe resorts allowing us midwestern visitors a thrill and back home bragging ability. The grooming was impeccable and surprising at a smaller, local resort. The lodge is mostly a dump and food very expensive for such a place. $15 hot dog. While $6 seems a lot for fries, there was enough for 3. Lift tickets are a value especially if you buy online. I got a senior ticket for $38. If we lived in the area, we would get season passes.
Written March 21, 2019
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Charles S
Pensacola, FL86 contributions
Hidden treasure
Mar 2019 • Family
We stayed at South Lake Tahoe but drove to Homewood to ski. Smaller and slower paced. But super friendly and helpful since we had never skied before. Area for drinks and food at the base Very enjoyable day
Written March 21, 2019
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