Forest Service seeks comment on Tahoe ski resort permit |

Forest Service seeks comment on Tahoe ski resort permit

HOMEWOOD, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking for public input on the proposed Homewood Mountain Resort 20-year ski slope permit, officials said this week.

According to a USFS press release, the permit would allow Homewood to continue to provide downhill skiing and snowboarding on the recently acquired Quail Lake parcel, which the Forest Service purchased from the resort in 2009.

Prior to the purchase, the parcel was used for skiing and snowboarding along with Homewood’s grooming operation; temporary ski slope permits were issued to authorize continued operations from 2010 to 2013, according to the press release.

In 2012, USFS accepted a proposal from Homewood for a 20-year ski slope special use permit, which would authorize the operation and maintenance of the Main Cirque, 55 Chutes, Wally’s Folly, The Shoulder, Third Creek and Noonchester Traverse ski runs.

Comments may be submitted to using the subject line: “Homewood Permit.” Comments are most helpful if received by July 1, according to the agency.

For information, contact Jonathan Cook-Fisher, 530-543-2741, email, or visit

— Staff report

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