Northstar California

Closed
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

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Advanced

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How uncrowded is the resort

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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.
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 11, 2017
BMBen M.
Not the best Terrain for the more advanced, but one of (if not) the best parks in the Tahoe Region, and most of the USA. Great family atmosphere, with lots of local riders and best of all, it's part of the Epic Pass. :)
Superb!5 / 5Oct 09, 2017
FAFabio A.
North star is one of my favorite resorts to hit up in Tahoe, it has runs for everybody from beginners to advanced. Each run takes you a while to get down, gets you time to get creative with your run.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 09, 2017
CSChris S.
Northstar goes hard at their parks, from beginner to expert their park crew never fails to put up features suitable for everyone in a way that flows seamlessly from one into the next.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 08, 2017
WDWilliam D.
Best place to go in California and hang out with your family. Had an awesome father daughter trip last season great place for beginners and advanced skiers and boarders. Northstar is the best!
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 08, 2017
EREthan R.
Norstar is one of my favorite new resorts. This upcoming season I'm ecstatic for. Playing the waiting game for this season has been torture. Is it November yet? We needs our precious back.

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