The vast blueness of Lake Tahoe spreads out in a panoramic view from the top of Homewood Mountain Resort.
Skiers and riders at the 60-year-old West Shore resort have access to some of the best tree skiing around, with runs ending just a stone’s throw from the sparkling water of Tahoe.
But over the next few years, the number of skiers and riders who can enjoy that view will be limited as Homewood transforms from a sleepy locals’ mountain known for its low-key vibe to a private luxury resort.
Homewood’s owners are converting it to a private business model that will offer a limited number of lifetime ski memberships; day passes and general season pass sales will go away. Lifetime membership fees, along with annual dues, will go to upgrading infrastructure and amenities at the aging resort.