Located along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort has always felt responsible for protecting and improving upon the natural surroundings that make our part of the region special. We are committed to the preservation and enhancement of our natural surroundings and seek out opportunities to reduce our impact on the global ecosystem.
Current resort efforts including resort-wide recycling, watershed erosion improvements, and reducing traffic and air pollution through alternative transportation efforts. Homewood is a proud sponsor of the new North Lake Tahoe Free Ski Shuttle, and offers a free Dial-a-Ride service for all visitors on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. We have also partnered with ridesharing services RideJoy and Zimride to promote ridesharing from regional metropolitan areas.
Greenbucks Program: Homewood offers our visitors an easy way in joining us to care for Lake Tahoe by partnering with the local non-profit Tahoe Fund. When purchasing a season pass or lift ticket, visitors can donate $1 that will help the Tahoe Fund with bike trails, public parks, restoration projects, interpretive programs, and other efforts that improve the Tahoe landscape.
Furthermore, future development plans at Homewood will produce Lake Tahoe’s "greenest" resort. The entire development plan is designed to achieve a Gold certification in the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development Program. Plans include more pedestrian and bike-friendly trails, a water taxi program and on-site electric car rental programs.
Homewood Wins 2013 Golden Eagle Environmental Award by National Ski Area Association (NSAA)
The National Ski Area Association has bestowed Homewood Mountain Resort with its prestigious Golden Eagle award at their annual conference on May 1 in Palm Springs, Calif. The award recognizes exemplary environmental performance in the ski resort industry, placing Homewood alongside an exclusive group of environmentally responsible and forward-thinking resorts.
Established in 1993, the Golden Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence is the highest honor a ski resort can receive for environmental performance. The awards honor members of the National Ski Area Association, which represents the majority of ski area owners and operators in North America. Homewood’s Golden Eagle award is the first to a California-based resort since 1996, and recognizes Homewood's innovative watershed management and water-quality monitoring work performed since 2006.
Homewood awarded 2013 California Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)
Homewood has also been honored with the state of California's highest environmental award - the GEELA - for its on-mountain watershed restoration work.
"The award recognizes the creative solutions and transformative results that Californians are achieving on some of our most significant environmental challenges,” said Matt Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection. “Their successful approaches demonstrate that we can create a sustainable environment while also promoting a vibrant economy."
Homewood's on-mountain environmental laboratory
Homewood has served as a working watershed monitoring laboratory, and results have recently been published into a Watershed Management Guidebook, recently published by our partners at Integrated Environmental Restorative Services (IERS).
JMA Ventures, LLC, which owns Homewood Mountain Resort, has placed much emphasis on current and future environmental efforts and hopes to gain the trust from community members as it builds the regions most progressive “green” resort. According to JMA Ventures, LLC, the goal of Homewood Mountain Resort’s Master Plan is to “revitalize the West Shore of Lake Tahoe with a resort that blends Homewood’s rich history while showcasing state-of-the-art environmental redevelopment and stewardship practices.”
For more information on the announcement, visit our press page.