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February 18, 2003
From journal Tearin' It Up in Lake Tahoe
San Francisco, California
March 20, 2002
And let's not forget the glorious views. Many Tahoe resorts offer snippets of lakeviews from the top of the lift. At Homewood you have to try hard to find a run without a view. Everyone, even beginners, can ski down Rainbow Ridge to the mid-mountain chalet and enjoy the sensation that one is about to schluss directly into the lake.
Homewood is also a great place to ski on stormy days. While Squaw and Alpine can suffer from wind-hold on 70% of their lifts, Homewood's lifts are lower to the ground and protected by trees. You can ski during a blizzard and not freeze your butt on the way up. Homewood is less costly, both for lift tickets and other services. The staff is far more friendly and relaxed.
As far as cons, Homewood is lower in elevation: sometimes getting rain when other resorts have snow. Also, they do not get the sheer snowfall that Squaw or Sugarbowl receives, nor do they have much artificial snowmaking capacity. So in drought years Homewood may not have the best coverage. Finally, the return run options for the North Base Lodge are either 1) a windy, sometimes icy Lombard run, or 2) a plunge down the choppy mogels of The Face (right under the lift, for maximum humiliation when you biff). But you can avoid this choice-of-two-evils by skiing down to the South Lodge and taking the shuttle back to the North Lodge, if that's where you are parked.
From journal Tahoe's Wild Western Shore
by Travel Queen
November 7, 2000
From journal Lake Tahoe (heaven on Earth)