Homewood Mountain Resort (©jcookfisher/Flickr, Creative Commons)
Located on the western edge of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort boasts some of the region's most breathtaking scenery. The resort has two base lodges and four chairlifts, plus beginner lifts conveniently located next to their parking lots.
With its trails cut through the forest below the Sierra Crest, Homewood is relatively protected in storm conditions yet averages plentiful snowfall. In summer, scenic chairlifts rides are available. Homewood's West Shore Café & Inn are on the lakeshore right across the road from the ski hill, with an outdoor deck in summer and excellent cuisine year around.