Project Benefits

A Remarkable Reinvention Blending History + Innovative Green Design

The goal of the Homewood Mountain Resort Ski Area Master Plan is to revitalize the West Shore with a resort that blends Homewood's rich historic past while showcasing state-of-the art environmental redevelopment practices.

By improving the ski area and recreating a community center with shops, walking paths and a hotel, visitors will stay longer, locals will connect more, people will drive less and the West Shore will once again be the vibrant neighborhood it once was.

Community Benefits: Revitalizing a beloved neighborhood and ski area

The new master plan will bring back the community center and update the ski area through redevelopment of the following elements:

Community Center amenities for visitors and locals

  • Shops for locals and visitors (grocery store, ice cream parlor, hardware store)
  • Summer farmer's market
  • Public art displays
  • 13 on-site, quality workforce housing units
  • On-site childcare program for employees
  • Walking paths and gathering spaces throughout resort
  • Ice skating pond with outside seating areas for hanging out
  • Summer swimming pool at mid-mountain lodge
  • Community art and education events in partnership with local organizations
  • Amphitheater for summer concerts

Recreational enhancements for visitors and locals

  • Ski area improvements (new lift, lodge improvements, hotel for longer stays)
  • Special rates for local skier passes (20% discount for first five years)
  • Public/private partnership on bike trail to Tahoe City
  • Ice skating rink and swimming pool
  • Boat parking facilities
  • Better skiing experience through cap on weekend and holiday ticket sales

Economy: Boosting jobs and supporting local business

Boosting local business and property values

  • Balancing day skier facilities with year-round, bed-based destination resort
  • Estimate annual visitor spend in the local community to be between $16 and $20 million1
  • Expect increase in local property values

Creating jobs

  • Approximately 180 new full-time positions
  • Estimated 500 construction jobs

Support local tax base and businesses

  • Expect up to a $7 million annual contribution to local public services
  • Creating new lodging options to attract visitors for longer stays
  • Creating an all-season destination resort
  • Offering attractions for regional and local community

1 Based on average occupancy rate of 50% and average daily expenditure as estimated by North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.

Environment: Building Tahoe's greenest resort

Improving lake clarity

  • Keeping over 80,000 pounds of harmful sediment from entering Lake Tahoe each year through aggressive erosion control program on the approximately 1,000 acre watershed area of the Homewood Ski Area

Improving air quality

  • Replacing inefficient old buildings with highest standards of energy and water efficiency
  • Entire resort designed to highest standard (Gold) of Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development Program

Improve forest health and reduce fire danger

  • Preventing forest fires through fuels management program on 1,000 acres

Alternative transportation

  • Inplementing robust transportation program to keep guests, employees and locals out of their cars such as:
    • Dial-a-ride service
    • Shuttle service to local hot spots and airports
    • Water taxi program
    • Offering bikes and electric car rental on-site
    • Creating several miles of trails for walking and biking



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Homewood Mountain Resort

5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141
Snow Phone: 530-525-2900
Guest Services: 530-525-2992
Road Updates: 800-427-7623
Dial a Ride: 530-525-2922