Northstar California California

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Trails

Beginner
16%
Intermediate
47%
Advanced / Expert
37%

Trail maps

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
DPDon P.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
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
DDavid
intermediate snowboarder
Average!

3.5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
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
GGerardo
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
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
SPSean P.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
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
MNMitchell N.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
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
PSPeter S.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
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
TLTheo L.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
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... More
TSTyler S.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
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
APAvery P.
advanced skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
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... More
JOJames O.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
I love Northstar! Amazing for beginners on long sweeping Greens and great black diamond groomers for those looking to advance their skiing. Never feels crowded like heavenly. Apres ski is very fun!... 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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