Homewood ski resort on the west shore of Lake Tahoe has decided to shut down weekday operations.
“The resort will be closed Mondays – Thursdays until snow conditions permit full operations or further notice.” – Homewood
They have a 16” base and the temperature at 3:45 pm at Homewood today was 55 F.
They are still open 3 days a week, which is cool.
This year’s lack of snow, recent high temperatures, and minimized holiday business has caused havoc at Western USA ski resorts. The current forecast of high temperatures and no storms isn’t helping anything.
More ski resort are going to have to follow Homewood and Mount Ashland’s lead until more snow arrives. And we hope it arrives soon and arrives large.
Big Rumors are circulating around at every resort that is hurting for snow right now. Squaw Valley is reported to be laying off 400 workers in the next week and June Mountain is said to have been forced to lay off half of it’s staff. It’s really nobody’s fault. There just isn’t snow which results in no business and no way to keep employees working.
We sincerely hope things improve as soon as environmentally possible.