Homewood Mountain Resort to open top to bottom | SierraSun.com

Homewood Mountain Resort to open top to bottom

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Courtesy Homewood Mountain ResortJanuary's andamp;#8220;Learn to Ski andamp; Rideandamp;#8221; at Homewood Mountain Resort shows a class with Marty Phayre in fresh snow.
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HOMEWOOD, Calif. andamp;#8212; Lake Tahoe, Californiaandamp;#8217;s Homewood Mountain Resort will open three additional ski lifts and much of the mountainandamp;#8217;s upper-elevation terrain Friday, Jan. 27. Lifts scheduled to open Friday include Madden, Ellis and Quail triple chairs which will offer summit-to-base skiing and snowboarding.In addition to opening more terrain, Homewood will move from weekend operations to daily skiing and snowboarding. andamp;#8220;The recent snowfall, which totaled more than 3 feet at upper elevations, has prepared Homewood to offer access to some of the mountainandamp;#8217;s most prized trails,andamp;#8221; said Kent Hoopingarner, general manager of Homewood Mountain Resort. andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;re very pleased to offer the additional terrain to our guests on a daily basis.andamp;#8221;The opening of the upper mountain will offer skiing and snowboarding on some of Homewoodandamp;#8217;s signature trails: Rainbow Ridge, Sunnyside, Prospector, Zariandamp;#8217;s and Homeward Bound. Also, Homewoodandamp;#8217;s beginner area near the North Lodge base area will open. Visit http://www.skihomewood.com for the latest trail openings.Homewoodandamp;#8217;s South Lodge, located at the base of Quail triple chair, will open for grab-and-go lunch and guest facilities. Adult and childrenandamp;#8217;s ski and snowboard programs and lessons will be offered from the North Lodge base area with $44 adult beginner packages offered daily through January. Affordable online ticket adult rates are available from $49.Homewoodandamp;#8217;s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn, steps from Homewoodandamp;#8217;s North Lodge, is open for dinner Friday through Monday as well as lunch Saturday and Sunday. Lodging specials start at $179 per night and offer lakefront accommodations and lift tickets to Homewood. Also starting Friday, Jan. 27, the Homewood Bleu Wave Ski Shuttle Cruise will offer a round-trip cruise to and from Homewoodandamp;#8217;s West Shore Caf andamp; Inn as well as skiing at Homewood for $99. Visit http://www.skihomewood.com/tahoe-bleu-wave-ski-shuttle-cruise for information.About HomewoodHomewood Mountain Resort is one of Californiaandamp;#8217;s first winter recreation resorts. Offering a family-friendly atmosphere since 1961, Homewood continues to offer premier winter skiing and snowboarding with a focus on top level guest service and custom vacation packages. Homewood is accessible via Interstate 80 to California State Route 89, 55 miles from Reno Tahoe International Airport. The resortandamp;#8217;s parent company is San Francisco-based JMA Ventures, LLC. JMA is a full service real estate investment firm, serving as managing member of more than $500 million in existing projects.