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 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
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!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.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 06, 2017
STStephen T.
Northstar is one of my favorite resorts in Tahoe. It has fantastic tree riding with so many hidden stashes, you can get fresh turns on even the most crowded powder days. Their terrain park is top notch, by far the best in Tahoe.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 04, 2017
JEBJacob Elliott B.
Northstar has always been great to us. The park is well maintained, and they work hard to keep up on the pipe. The staff is great, the folks in the lot won't hassle you too much, and the Apres is well done.
Superb!5 / 5Dec 14, 2012
It has the best terrain for a skier. it has a crossover to the backside that makes it more accessible to skiiers and less to snowboarders.
Very Good!4 / 5Jul 06, 2012
The last time I skied there, the conditions were great. (I also like staying in RENO)
Superb!5 / 5Jul 02, 2012
Nice diversity that caters to advanced intermediate ability, and it has rare, tree-lined runs.
Superb!5 / 5Jul 09, 2010
Northstar is one of the smaller resorts at Lake Tahoe but it offers a nice variety of runs--from novice to expert--and it's easy to get to the runs you like best. The lift lines are always short and the weather is usually decent. They groom their runs thoroughly (I'm not a powder skier) and their backside runs are the perfect combo of steep,... More

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