Northstar California California

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Trails

Beginner
16%
Intermediate
47%
Advanced / Expert
37%

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Overview

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.

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Northstar California

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

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

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

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

Lifts

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

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
JEBJacob Elliott B.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 04, 2017
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.
JJenn
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 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.
GGerald
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jul 06, 2012
The last time I skied there, the conditions were great. (I also like staying in RENO)
MMike
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 02, 2012
Nice diversity that caters to advanced intermediate ability, and it has rare, tree-lined runs.
SStacy
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 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... More
JJohn
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 08, 2007
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.

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
7
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chairs
2
Surface Lifts
7

Elevation

Base
6,329 feet
Summit
8,610 feet
Vertical drop
2,281 feet

Terrain

Total runs
100
Terrain Parks
9
Longest Run
1 mile
Skiable Terrain
3,170 acres
Snowmaking Area
1,500 acres
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