The Way It Should Be
For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back
style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with
high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village
Halfway between one of North America’s coolest mountain towns and one of
the world’s most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on
the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake
Tahoe’s premier luxury snowsports experience. Upscale shops, refined dining and Lake Tahoe’s only five-star slopeside lodging is married to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier (and world-class terrain parks to keep the kids busy).
Northstar is one of the best ski resorts in Tahoe and the 3rd largest. The backside has plenty of challenging blacks, while the frontside is well-protected from the wind. While other resorts might be on wind-hold, Northstar will continue to run during bad weather. There are 17 lifts and 89 trails consisting of open powder and machine groomed snow.
The Village at Northstar is a beehive of activity in winter. There is a plethora of childrens activities at Mine, live music on the plaza on weekends, free ice skating and bungy jumping and ongoing activities sponsored by the various boutiques and eateries. For complete details, please check our events calendar.
Skiable Acres: 2,904
Base Elevation: 6,330 ft / 1929 m
Vertical Drop: 2,280 ft / 695m
Mid-mtn Elevation: 6,800 ft / 2073 m
Summit Elevation: 8,610 ft /2624 m
Annual Snowfall: 350 in / 9m
Snowmaking coverage: 50%
Total Lifts: 17
Express Gondola: 1
Six-Pack Express Chondola: 1
Quad Express Chairs: 6
Triple Chairs: 2
Double Chairs: 1
Tow Lifts: 2
Magic Carpets: 4
Number of Trails: 89
Trails + Slopes
Longest run is 1.3 miles (2.09 kilometers) – Logger’s Loop.
13 advanced runs on the backside of Mt. Pluto with several over 1 mile-long (1.6km).
Lookout Mountain – 200 acres (81 hectares) of advanced terrain; opened January of 01.
525-550 acres of backcountry terrain (Sawtooth Ride & White Rabbit) open for experts when conditions permit.
Cross-Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center
40km of expertly groomed trails suited for all ability levels
Warming huts and scenic picnic sites with views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding mountain peaks
Outdoor deck and firepits
Cross-country, telemark and snowshoe rental equipment and lessons available
Terrain Parks + Pipes
Five Terrain Parks – All of Northstar Resorts terrain park features are rated small, medium or large.
’15/’16 Season Passes On Sale Now
Purchase before April 12th to lock in the best rate with the best benefits!
30% Off Spring Lodging
Hit the slopes and relax in The Village with up to 30% off lodging through April 19th.
4Her Women’s Ultimate 4
Join three other ladies in a lesson offering pro instruction from a female coach.
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