Homewood Ski Resort

Homewood Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Homewood, CA. We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Homewood stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Homewood is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Homewood Ski Resort.

Homewood Lodging:

Homewood Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Homewood has a total of 64 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,260 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 510 hectares, 2 square miles, or 5 square kilometers.

Homewood's slopes see on average 292 inches (115 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 24 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,260(5 km2)
Annual Snowfall
292"(115 cm)

Homewood Ski Resort Elevation

Homewood Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,800 feet, or 2,377 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,230 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,570 feet (479 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Homewood's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,800'(2,377 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,570'(479 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,230'(1,899 m)

Homewood Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
51.4out of 100
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Homewood can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Homewood has 1,260 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Homewood is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 15% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 85%.
15%(189 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
50%(630 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(441 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Homewood Ski Resort good for beginners?

Homewood can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Homewood Ski Resort Location

Homewood Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Homewood, CA.

Homewood, CA 96141 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.08000, -120.17000

Getting to Homewood Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Homewood Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.08000, -120.17000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Homewood, CA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Homewood Ski Resort.

Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV36 mi
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA81 mi
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, CA145 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Homewood.

Sacramento Mather AirportMHRSacramento, CA71 mi
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County AirportSTSSanta Rosa, CA148 mi
Redding Municipal AirportRDDRedding, CA150 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Homewood Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Homewood Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Granlibakken TahoeTahoe City, CA6,350 ft14%5 mi
Alpine MeadowsOlympic Valley, CA8,673 ft56%7 mi
Palisades TahoeOlympic Valley, CA9,050 ft76%8 mi
NorthstarTruckee, CA8,610 ft51%14 mi
Sugar BowlTruckee, CA8,383 ft51%15 mi
HeavenlySouth Lake Tahoe, CA10,067 ft71%16 mi
Donner Ski RanchNorden, CA7,781 ft37%18 mi
Sierra-at-TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA8,852 ft51%19 mi
Tahoe DonnerTruckee, CA7,350 ft25%20 mi
BorealSoda Springs, CA7,700 ft29%20 mi
Soda SpringsSoda Springs, CA7,300 ft30%20 mi
Mount RoseReno, NV9,700 ft58%22 mi
KirkwoodKirkwood, CA9,800 ft56%28 mi
Dodge RidgePinecrest, CA8,200 ft52%63 mi

Homewood Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,800 ft
Base Elevation6,230 ft
Vertical Drop1,570 ft
(15% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,260
Avg. Annual Snowfall292 inches
Homewood Ski Resort Mountain Stats