Homewood's mountain and trails CLOSED due to King Fire
The King Fire, currently burning southwest of Lake Tahoe, has recently led to closure of El Dorado National Forest trailheads and threatens thousands of structures in the path of the fire. Due to the fire danger and smoke currently blanketing the resort, Homewood's mountain and trails have been CLOSED to public access.
View the smoke infiltration in the Tahoe Basin via Homewood's mid-mountain web cam.
We will also try to update the Homewood homepage with King fire information relevant to the West Shore community, so feel free to check back here for updates and links to fire information.
King Fire links & info
YubaNet.com offers ongoing updates and maps of the King Fire.
The InciWeb incident information system website also has ongoing King Fire coverage.
King Fire map courtesy of MappingSupport.com, with embedded weather and wind information.
North Tahoe Fire Protection District: (Updated 9/19/2014 at 11:30) Due to the fact that the King Fire has doubled in size, North Tahoe Fire is asking its residents and visitors to make sure they have an evacuation plan ready to go. The King Fire as at this time is not a threat to our area but now is a good time to have a plan ready, in case it does reach the Lake Tahoe Basin. Please go to the "Ready Set Go" website for more information on wildfire preparation planning. We also encourage citizens to follow us on Facebook as we will update the King Fire situation as it evolves. View additional updates on the North Tahoe Fire Facebook page.
U.S. Forest Service: (Updated 9/18/2014 at 14:00) Due to the uncertain path of the King Fire, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has closed the McKinney Rubicon Trail and is advising against travel into the Desolation or Granite Chief wildernesses. The Eldorado National Forest has issued a forest closure for its Desolation Wilderness trails and trailheads. In particular, hikers and equestrians should consider cancelling plans for overnight travel into the Desolation and Granite Chief wildernesses. For more information, contact the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor’s office at (530) 543-2694 or visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.
Guest Services & Season Pass Center
The Homewood Guest Services & Season Pass Center is typically open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as intermitantly on weekends during the summertime. You can also call 530-525-2992 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.