Northstar California

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Northstar California Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Donner Lake Village
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
28% off $850
Granlibakken Tahoe
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
23% off $943
Basecamp Tahoe City
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
19% off $831
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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.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Northstar California vs
Northstar CaliforniaHeavenly Mountain Resort
beginner16 %20 %
intermediate47 %45 %
advanced37 %30 %
expert-5 %
total runs100 97
ski area3,170ac 4,800ac
summit elevation8,610ft 10,067ft
total lifts20 28
child lift ticket$90 $80
adult lift ticket$152 $146
back country
value for money
average total snowfall258″ 247″
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Northstar California Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 56 reviews

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Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 19, 2017
RCRob C.
advanced snowboarder
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
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 18, 2017
BCBen C.
advanced snowboarder
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
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 17, 2017
intermediate snowboarder
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. Highly recommended, but because of all the amenities it is a sought... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 13, 2017
GGGarrett G.
expert snowboarder
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
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 13, 2017
ATAlex T.
intermediate snowboarder
Northstar has always been a five-star resort for skiing/snowboarding. The Village has variety of dinning options for phenomenal experience. There are quite a few sports shops for gears. The resort is a perfect place for all levels. ... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 12, 2017
LVLogan V.
advanced snowboarder
Was surprisingly family friendly. I was able to move around the mountain with ease and the lines weren't bad at all. Definitely want to come back. My wife loved the town. It is not very hard to get to from Reno.... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 12, 2017
ZJZack J.
intermediate snowboarder
The resort is huge in size, making it difficult to do all in one day. The terrain can go from nice mellow groomers to quick steep chutes. The parks are massive and diverse! The facilities are very nice and well kept. The lifts are in good service. Everything you hope for in a resort, Northstar provides!!!... More
Average!3.5 / 5Nov 11, 2017
intermediate snowboarder
My go to resort and normally have great runs as long as the snow is good. Can definitely get crowded on the weekends. Normally try to just go in the weekdays... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 10, 2017
AGAtticus G.
advanced snowboarder
It's fun on powder days but lift lines can be really really really long sometimes. Tost is cool,food is good but expensive, village is a nice place for kids though... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 10, 2017
CPCameron P.
advanced snowboarder
Love North star. One of the best resorts in the Northern Nevada region. Always a blast. Love love love live live laugh boats hoes the only person in the apartment for the majority of people who have been a 8th... More

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