Northstar California California

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Trails

Beginner
16%
Intermediate
47%
Advanced / Expert
37%

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Overview

Northstar is ideal for your luxury family ski trip to Lake Tahoe. On Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, Northstar has a modern mountainside skiers village with an ice-skating rink, bonfires, inviting outdoor couches, restaurants, wine bars, cafes, shops and après ski pubs, and for lodging stay at the Four Diamond on-mountain Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe at Northstar or stay on the Lake at the CalNeva Hotel or a Lake Tahoe condo rental.

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Northstar California

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
SHStephen H.
beginner snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
Northstar is a great place in many ways. From happy employees to nice warming surroundings in the village to the winter wonderland on the mountain. Northstar has something to offer to just about everyone. From the people, to the employees, to all the fun activities, Nortstar is... More
BCBryan C.
advanced skier
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 29, 2017
Northstar is a very fun resort to ski at. It has some of the best groomers I've found anywhere, and when the snow is good offers some decent off piste caches. In a light snow year, Northstar is the best resort in the Tahoe area due to their first class snowmaking capability. ... More
JSJoshua S.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
Northstar is great. I do miss the Belgium waffles they used to sell though. The snow and runs are nice and very long. It's a very large resort with a lot of runs Or in the front and back side.... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Northstar is Vail's gem of the Tahoe area. They put a lot of money into providing the Vail Colorado experience here. Which means bigger tickets on expenses, but if that's what you're looking for you will have a great time. The parks are some of the best in the country, and as... More
AMArnaud M.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
Great skying. Nice facilities all over the mountain. Short lines.great apres ski. Even with a few thousand people on the slopes, plenty of terrain to snowboard or ski. A little pricey, but worth it.... More
JEBJacob E B.
advanced skier
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
I got married at Northstar, taught my kids how to ski at Northstar, and I plan in skiing even more not that I'm in the process of getting divorced. Even though the marriage didn't last, Northstar was always good, always consistent, and I knew what I was getting into every season... More
RCRob C.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Northstar California is the best resort, because I have the most fun there. All employees are very nice and the runs are groomed to perfection. And there are no line at the backside of the mountain. ... More
BCBen C.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 18, 2017
My favorite place ro go. Ive had some amazing riding there. Great snow everytime.most of the time you have short lift times. Fun place all around. Cant wait for this year!!!... More
CNCj N.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
North Star is a very family friendly resort. It has so much to offer for the whole family. There is a village at the bottom with an ice skating rink with surrounding restaraunts and shopping. Anyone can have fun on the mountain from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders.... More
GGGarrett G.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 13, 2017
Love northstar! The park is the best in Tahoe. Super long runs. Some of the best tree riding in north Lake Tahoe. All around great resort with friendly staff. Parking is the main area for improvement. ... More

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
7
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chairs
2
Surface Lifts
7

Elevation

Base
6,329 feet
Summit
8,610 feet
Vertical drop
2,281 feet

Terrain

Total runs
100
Terrain Parks
9
Longest Run
1 mile
Skiable Terrain
3,170 acres
Snowmaking Area
1,500 acres
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