Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
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December 3rd is a bit early. Squaw is shooting for end of Nov., and Alpine is going for Dec. 10.
Homewood is nice for the views, but it's pretty small, and at least as I remember it, it's not really wide open bowls or terrain. Homewood and Heavenly (way on the south side of the lake) are the best places for views.
If you like doing terrain parks, Northstar is nice. They have loooong runs, but most of them are short drops followed by rather extensive greens (thus the name, 'flatstar').
I would recommend Squaw and Sugarbowl if you want both decent size resorts and terrain (and you're staying on the north side). Pick Homewood only if you want to do a chill day, just enjoy the views, and don't mind a small resort. Mt. Rose is also really fun.