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Some awesome performances on the big jump @ Homewood today!

Thanks to Snowbomb for putting on another Killer event! Stay tuned for competition results and more video.

I knew this was going to be a good day from the moment I woke. Plus, it was dumping out! I was off to a late start, but it really didn’t matter; I had just overheard Quail Face had opened. Yee haw! I migrated my way from Old Homewood Express to Noonchester Traverse; really, it’s an easy traverse and so worth it if you are seeking fresh powder shots. And jackpot! Let the face shots begin. Now I don’t know about you, but starting my day off with a little hike to get some fresh turns makes any day a Homewood day. I hope you all had the chance to find your turns.

~Bob

Homewood Powder Day
Homewood Powder Day
Homewood Powder Day

All I can say is WHAT A DAY! Homewood today is why we all either live at Lake Tahoe or visit Lake Tahoe: amazing snow, gorgeous weather, great friends, and stunning scenery. It really doesn’t get any better.

Today was Homewood’s opening day, and the entire mountain was open thanks to the 5+ feet of snowfall (at the base!) the mountain has received so far this December. I found light, silky snow off trail on the north facing slopes in the trees, and Shaggy and his team of grooming pros deserve a HUGE nod for putting down some of the best groomed trails! Thanks guys!

If you still need a little motivating “push” to log off the computer and start logging some vertical at Homewood, here are some pictures and videos from opening day. Hope to see you here soon!

All signs pointed toward a beautiful opening day, right from watching the sunrise from the shore at Homewood:
Awesome sunrise at Homewood

This is “just the way it is” at Homewood:
Sunrise at Homewood

First chair for the day – AND for winter 09/10!
First Chair

You won’t find friendlier skiers and riders than you will at Homewood:
Beautiful day at Homewood

Beautiful snow, fun vibe, gorgeous day – see what I mean? Doesn’t get better than this!!
Great conditions

Heather Cosby was stoked on the snow and the view:
Heather Cosby loving Homewood's snow and view

And of course, one of Homewood’s frequent visitors, Ellis, dropped in to say hello around noon:
Ellis the eagle joined us for opening day

Ellis was jealous because he can’t ski. Because he’s an eagle.
Ellis the eagle is a frequent visitor at Homewood

This view is amazing, whether you’ve seen it once or a million times:

Great snow, lots of fun people out there for Homewood’s opening day – what a great beginning!

It was a great season for competitive skiing and snowboarding events here at Homewood and none was more fun than the First Annual Mini Slopestyle jump competition. It was a stunningly beautiful day at the mid-mountain terrain park when 4 – 12 year olds threw down some impressive tricks on the jumps and rails.

We saw some great moves by the littlest shredders in Tahoe. There was big air (for them), some slick switch moves, and some crashes. Everyone with a big smile, which was everyone, was a winner and got a Mini Slopestyle sweatshirt and certificate.

This was such a fun event for everyone involved. The parents lived it, we enjoyed playing with the kids for the day and the kids had a blast! Pretty soon these kids will be ripping it of the huge kickers in the big kid comps, but we love watching them learn here at Homewood.

On February 28th and March 1st 2009 Homewood was treated to an awesome show of mogul mashing skill and aerial daring for the 2009 Farwest Moguls Championships. We built a STEEP and challenging course down The Face right above the North Lodge, and competitors age 13 and up shredded the course with amazing views of the lake.

It was awesome to see so many youngsters out tearing it up. All our neighbors were here too with teams and competitors coming from Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Mt. Rose and Heavenly. Thanks for coming out! There’s nothing better than great snow, great views and GREAT SKIERS!

Thanks to Chase Duhon of Reno for rocking the helmet cam on a killer run down the course!


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This photo is visual proof as to why everyone should try Homewood.  The snow, the views, the terrain… well, the picture (taken February 27) really says it all:

Homewood Powder Day

Here are a few reasons to call Dial-A-Ride for a free ride to/from your house to/from Homewood Mountain Resort.

Reason Number 1: One less thing to worry about.
Sometimes taking one thing out of the equation makes all the difference…Do the kids have their gloves, hats goggles/glasses, jackets, snowboard/skis, boots, poles, water, sunscreen, chap stick, etc.  You have enough to worry about.  Leave the driving to us.
Dial-A-Ride
Reason Number 2: One Word.  “Beer.”
What’s the first thing you think about after a perfect day of skiing?  Beer!  Go to the bar and have a few beers.  And don’t worry about driving yourself home.  It makes the beer taste that much better, trust me.

Reason Number 3: The car is stuck in the driveway.
Worry about the car latter.  Ski/board while you can.  My van will make it, where your car might not.
Dial-A-Ride

Have fun and be safe!
Dial-A-Ride
~Brooke

This is the event where the best chili cooks in the world compete for top prize of a pizza and ice cream party for their department.  We had a great turn out for the chili cook off and with 12 entries the competition was heated.
Chili Cook Off 08|09

Judges for the fiery chili was the legendary snowmaker Terry Weltmer, The food and Beverage super human, Chris Patrick and culinary genius,  Jeff Coburn of the Ticket Department.  It must have been tough to pick a winner since all of the chili was awesome!

1st place and holder of the trophy and bragging rights for the 2008|2009 season went to Victoria Gustafson of IT.  And 2nd place went to John Noble also of IT (maybe they know a good recipe website).  Coming in 3rd place, Ryan Smith of Food and Beverage fame.  People’s Choice and honorable mention went to chili guru Ryan Seelye of Vehicle Maintenance who was trying to win back to back cook offs.
Chili Cook Off 08|09

Music was provided by Remmel Wilson who had the whole place going off the hook, check him out if you ever get a chance!
Remmel Wilson

Special thanks to everyone who helped with the set up and clean up!
Chili Cook Off 08|09

I can’t even begin to tell you how amazingly DEEP the powder was today!  My first run off Quail, the snow floated so high up to my waist, I began to giggle.  Yes, I know I’m on tele’s but I had not even begun to dip a knee yet!  That’s how you know this is going to be the most talked about day ever!!  And the best part…the National Weather Service is calling for more!
Homewood Powder Day

So, if you wanted actual proof as to how deep it really was, try and find the snowboard!
Homewood Powder Day
And as always here at Homewood, we put a smile on your face.
Homewood Powder Day

If you are like me, you probably never call in sick.  However, if those weather men and women are right, you may feel a cough coming on.

What ever you are doing to make it snow, keep it up!

~Bob

“Hopping from pillow to pillow”

With snow in the forecast, you’ll want to know the best places to grab pow stashes in the Tahoe Basin. Homewood is a good start, but we’re not telling you where they are. You have to sniff them out for yourself. See if you can spot them in this video.

“I don’t know if there are words to describe what skiing powder is like. You kinda just got to do it…”

One of the nice things about Homewood is that you can lay down your first tracks and they’ll still be there for you to admire on your way up the lift. Then link them up and make your own powder 8’s! There’s plenty to go around…

Experience it first hand: check out our $29 Dollar Lift Ticket Days.