Alpine Peaks and Ward Creek
Location: Located on the West Shore, halfway between Homewood and Tahoe City, 3 miles from each. 9 miles to Squaw / Alpine; 29 miles to Heavenly; 19 miles to Northstar.
The little known area of the west shore, the Alpine Peak and Ward Creek subdivisions are located about 5 miles from the lake in Blackwood Canyon. Property in this area features seclusion, homeowners tennis courts and easy access to the back of Alpine Meadows ski area. Somewhat isolated and secluded, this area may not be for everyone, however it is great for the wilderness enthusiast, mountain adventurer or someone truly looking to just escape from it all.
Great trails for hiking and mountain biking in the summer and snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and amazing back country adventuring in the winter.
Homewood Mountain Resort
5145 West Lake Blvd.
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The original idea for this area was for it to be an expansive resort community. Picture a five mile gondola ride up the canyon from the lake to a secluded luxurious resort with world class skiing access to Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and 6 additional chairlifts extending to the some of the most sought after and coveted terrain in Blackwood Canyon, only accessible now by back country means.
With the introduction of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, this development plan was never able to be realized due to the environmental impact it inevitably would have on one of the largest watershed areas feeding into Lake Tahoe.
Now, one can only imagine, while riding up the Sherwood Chairlift, how this area might have been, good, bad or otherwise.
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