“Employee housing, workforce housing is the number one issue facing businesses in the Tahoe Basin. We’re certainly aware of it and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure we’ve got safe, decent, affordable housing for our employees.”– Art Chapman, the Founder and Chairman of JMA Ventures (Owner of Homewood).
The housing crisis around Lake Tahoe has led local ski resorts to find unique solutions to find beds for their employees. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports that Homewood Mountain Resort has acquired Tahoe Meadows Cottages. For this winter, the main cabin will be used to house Homewood’s management team.
The Tahoe Meadows Cottages didn’t sell the Sugar Pine cottage, and they will continue normal operations for the time being. It’s possible in the future that Homewood acquires the whole property, which would give them sixteen cottages that could house a couple of dozen employees.
Homewood is currently a public resort but is beginning the process of shifting to a private membership model. According to Peak Rankings, their top daily lift ticket price for this season will be $279, the priciest in North America. Public lift tickets at Homewood will likely be phased out in the coming years, with significant season pass holder changes coming in the 2024-25 season. Homewood is expecting to open for the season in mid-December.
Image Credits: Homewood Mountain Resort