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Northstar California Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Granlibakken Tahoe
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
50% off $473
Northstar Lodge By Welk Resorts
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
31% off $1,404
Donner Lake Village
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
26% off $1,998

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Overall

4.3

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.

16/17 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
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall258″ 247″

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Northstar California Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 56 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

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How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 23, 2017
AMArnaud M.
intermediate snowboarder
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
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 20, 2017
JEBJacob E B.
advanced skier
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 by skiing there, instead of surprises like discovering my wife rented... More
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
CNCj N.
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
SSam
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

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