Reverse skiing up a mountain is only possible during full moons on the summer equinox, which is why Rube Goldberg invented ski lifts. Partake in his creation with today's Groupon: for $45, you get an adult lift ticket to Homewood Mountain plus ski rental (up to a $91 value). This Groupon expires on April 10, 2011. See specific pricing for all age groups here.
Located at Lake Tahoe, just six miles northwest of Tahoe City and about 200 miles east of San Francisco, the slopes of 1,260-acre Homewood Mountain boast stunning views, well-groomed courses, seven lifts, and two cozy lodges for cocoa sipping. Thanks to friendly confetti dispersal from unspeakable partier Old Man Winter, the mountain has collected nearly 10 feet of snow this season. Snake across 60 designated runs for beginners, intermediates, and experts, and maximize the snow time by grabbing a ski or snowboard rental form online. Before leaving home, espy some of the epic courses via constantly changing webcams to get a closer look or spy on yetis making snow-yetis.
After pounding the powder, travel in a snow catbus to the charming West Shore Café, located steps from the North Lodge, for an enchanting lunch or après-ski meal, or stop by the two lodges for a warming hot toddy or further chilling icicle sandwich.
More than 90 Yelpers give Homewood Mountain Resort a 3.5-star average:
- It's a nice, uncrowded little resort with a lot of great runs and the best views in all of Lake Tahoe. – Mike B., 2/1/10
- I think for an advancing skier this mountain is great. They have a green run that presents a rare opportunity for a novice skier to go to the top of the mountain and ski down at an easy level with an absolutely breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe! – Roselina R., 4/4/10
5145 Westlake Blvd.
Homewood, California 96141Get Directions