First, sorry for the delay and apologies to anyone who has been waiting for an Homestead update.
Update: I'm guessing it is the same. Which I think is their point. Hell they don't actually want you to find it at all.
When you drive south on 220 there is the standard brown and white sign Ski Area Ahead and then you come into WarmSprings and there are no more indications. I drove around figuring I would see the sign, and then around and around the Homestead -- nothing, there are no signs.
I ultimately had to ask for help-- I was told to follow the unmarked road to the owner's club past one of the most serious pieces of craftsman architecture I have ever seen, up the road till I saw the sign pointing to ski lodge
and I was on my way-- parking
this was the slowest lift I have been on in the last 15 yrs, after the first time it was a challenge to try a second encounter, this is a double black lift, you recoil each time at the prospect. I made four runs
Loading station at about the 1/4 mark
And the top
The trees above the lift and along the side are so perfect, but even after a cold powder weekend it was sun crusted here, still imagine after a good storm--
The slopes and terrain park were very firm
The Lodge was special, it was empty on a Monday afternoon but I could imagine it hopping. And the Homestead as a destination is an amazing place, their ski slope obviously not so much. But everyone was cool
The bartender was a sweetheart and all the moms watching their kids first runs was familiar. No satire or pretense everyone there was great----It will be part of my next Spa weekend (if that occurs). Leaving I tried to hit the Sam Snead Tavern , it seemed appropriate but sadly was closed