Northstar California

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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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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

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 4.3 / 5
based on 56 reviews

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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
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 10, 2017
NJNolan J.
intermediate snowboarder
This is a great resort but it is definitely aimed at more advanced riders. Beginners have options but not as many as other nearby resorts. The snow in Tahoe is consistently great so stop in and hit all the hills here!... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 09, 2017
TVTony V.
advanced skier
I love skiing at Northstar. Great atmosphere and great hill to shred on. It is also extremely family friendly. There are a lot of options to ski in Tahoe but Northstar is my first pick every time. ... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 09, 2017
MPMix P.
advanced snowboarder
This resort is extremely family friendly, great for people of all skills, skis or snowboarding, gondola ride and tubing. Tons of excellent boutique shopping, excellent food. Mikunis is one of my favorite spots to eat at, incredible roll is absolutely AMAZING. Ice skating rink in center of the shopping/food area next to the Starbucks. They do group... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 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

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