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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Intermediates

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Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

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Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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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

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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
JJenn
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
GGerald
The last time I skied there, the conditions were great. (I also like staying in RENO)
Superb!5 / 5Jul 02, 2012
MMike
Nice diversity that caters to advanced intermediate ability, and it has rare, tree-lined runs.
Superb!5 / 5Jul 09, 2010
SStacy
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
Very Good!4 / 5Jun 08, 2007
JJohn
We skiied Tahoe this year, and although the snow was not as good as Colorado, the terrain was beautiful, and accessable to an intermediate skiier.

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