Stateline, NV – On the question of whether the Homewood Mountain Ski Area Resort, a ski area on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, can be revitalized, the U.S. District Court validated all of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s environmental findings in the decision on the Sierra Club’s lawsuit challenging the project. The court remanded the case back to TRPA on one very limited issue concerning the adequacy of the economic analysis related to one of the alternatives studied, TRPA officials said.

In his ruling, United States District Judge William B. Shubb ruled in favor of TRPA on the overwhelming majority of the plaintiffs’ challenges, but found the outside analysis used to determine the economic feasibility of alternatives needed more detail and granted the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment on that limited basis.