Northstar California

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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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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 4.4 / 5
based on 56 reviews

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Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 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 / 5Nov 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 / 5Nov 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 / 5Nov 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 / 5Nov 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
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 05, 2017
JOJames O.
advanced skier
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
Superb!5 / 5Oct 25, 2017
EDEdward D.
Amazing all around resort, tree skiing on a powder day is top notch, parks are progressive, plenty of groomed trails. Base and mid lodging makes for nice breaks to get some food.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 21, 2017
DRDaniel R.
Great powder; terrain park, and lifts. Lines are not typically to long. If they are; ski to another lift as there are tons of runs to take at NorStar. Gets some of the best snow fall in the area too!
Superb!5 / 5Oct 12, 2017
EVEzekiel V.
It's the Perfect place for skiing and stay . We been going there for 20 years . Love what they have done to place . It's easy to get on chair and go to slopes
Poor!2 / 5Oct 11, 2017
RKRob K.
Did not like notion to pay extra to get decent wait time or the need to use a tow to go across the mountain. The resort amenities are great but rather expensive. Trails on the easier side.

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