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 ticket 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 work with Homewood Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Homewood's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Homewood around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Homewood Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Homewood has a total of 67 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, 2.0 square miles, or 5.1 square kilometers.
Homewood's slopes see on average 292 inches (7.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 24 feet every year!
Homewood Ski Resort Elevation
Homewood Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,880 feet, or 2,402 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 1,650 feet (503 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.
Homewood Ski Resort Difficulty Level
58.3out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain 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's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 40% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 45% as expert.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 55% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Homewood Ski Resort Location
Homewood Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Homewood, CA.
Homewood, CA 96141 USA
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Getting to Homewood Mountain 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 Airport||RNO||Reno, NV||36 mi|
|Sacramento International Airport||SMF||Sacramento, CA||81 mi|
|Oakland International Airport||OAK||Oakland, CA||145 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 Airport||MHR||Sacramento, CA||71 mi|
|Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport||STS||Santa Rosa, CA||148 mi|
|Redding Municipal Airport||RDD||Redding, CA||150 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.
|Granlibakken Tahoe||Tahoe City, CA||6,350 ft||15%||5 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe - Alpine Meadows||Alpine Meadows, CA||8,637 ft||53%||7 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe - Palisades Mountain||Olympic Valley, CA||9,050 ft||62%||8 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe||Olympic Valley, CA||9,050 ft||63%||8 mi|
|Northstar||Truckee, CA||8,610 ft||58%||14 mi|
|Sugar Bowl||Truckee, CA||8,383 ft||53%||15 mi|
|Heavenly||South Lake Tahoe, CA||10,067 ft||73%||16 mi|
|Donner Ski Ranch||Norden, CA||7,781 ft||38%||18 mi|
|Sierra-at-Tahoe||South Lake Tahoe, CA||8,852 ft||53%||19 mi|
|Tahoe Donner||Truckee, CA||7,350 ft||26%||20 mi|
|Boreal||Soda Springs, CA||7,700 ft||30%||20 mi|
|Soda Springs||Soda Springs, CA||7,300 ft||31%||20 mi|
|Mount Rose||Reno, NV||9,700 ft||60%||22 mi|
|Kirkwood||Kirkwood, CA||9,800 ft||68%||28 mi|
|Dodge Ridge||Pinecrest, CA||8,200 ft||54%||63 mi|
Homewood Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,880 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,230 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,650 ft|
(15% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||292 inches|