Homewood is one of my favorite small ski areas, a homey little resort with 1,260 acres, 56 runs, 8 lifts, and spectacular lake views. It's a good family resort with child-care for ages 2 to 6 and ski schools for ages 4 to 12. Lift tickets were only $45 last winter on weekdays ($55 on weekends), and children 9 and under skied free when accompanied by an adult.