Northstar California

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Northstar california
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

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.

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

Northstar California Reviews

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 47 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
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
SWSebastian W.
advanced snowboarder
I love Northstar, I have been going there since I was 4 years old and plan to teach my kids there. The backside trees are some of the best in all of the Tahoe area.... More
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
DPDon P.
advanced skier
Had a wonderful long weekend at Northstar we really enjoyed the facilities, short lines and nightlife. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a great ski in ski out experience. ... More
Average!

3.5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
DDavid
intermediate snowboarder
I am in the military located 3 hours SW of Lake Tahoe and very interested in snowboarding at north star but cannot afford the season pass. I would love to get the pass allowing me to experience new resorts... More
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
GGerardo
intermediate snowboarder
Northstar is a beautiful place to bring the family and I love how wide and well they take care of the trails for all levels I will definitely will continue snowboarding here... More
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
SPSean P.
advanced snowboarder
I’ve had some my best times ever at Nortth star resort of Tahoe! Ultimately, Snowboarding with friends and family in the epic pow is incredible. However, I haven’t been able to buy a epic pass for the last few years. So, it would really be awesome to get up on the mountain a lot more this year. No doubt I would use the pass non stop. Cheers to you... More
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
MNMitchell N.
advanced snowboarder
I have been to at least 10 different ski resorts but Northstar is something else! I Dream about all the time especially there Belgium waffles that nobody can match not even in Belgium! ... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
PSPeter S.
intermediate snowboarder
Great resort for all levels. Gets very crowded, especially on weekends. The village is a lot of fun for families or those who don't ski. Lots of food and beverage options at the villiage and on the mountain. ... More
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
TLTheo L.
advanced snowboarder
I've been to Northstar several times over several years (I'm based in NYC) and its always been a blast. The staff is good, the lifts are fast, and the terrain is amazing. Not to mention great views of the lake. As a snowboarder, I find Northstar to be the most snowboarding-friendly resort of the many I've been to, with lifts all slightly downhill... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
TSTyler S.
intermediate snowboarder
Huge place, great snow pack with fast lifts. The food is good but nothing to extreme. If I could change one thing about the resort it would be beer stations mid run.. and Maybe cheap bakery bread to fill up on for us collage kids!... More
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
APAvery P.
advanced skier
Is very resorty, which could be a positive or a negative depending on your preference. Overall, a great intermediate resort with adequate options for beginners and advanced skiiers. My least favorite part, though,is that it can take a long time to get from your car to first tracks, and can often take a long time to get to from the bay area. That... More
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