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Northstar at Tahoe at-a-glance

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  • Skiable Area:

    1282.85462

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  • Vertical Drop:

    695

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  • Snowfall:

    889

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Northstar consistently receives acknowledgement as a top family ski resort. With 60 percent intermediate, or blue terrain, and enough beginner and expert runs to keep everyone satisfied, Northstar at Tahoe is an ideal ski destination for a family or large group with varied skiing ability. The many kid-friendly activities, like snow tubing, pottery and candle making and ice skating seal the deal for families. It’s also a popular destination for park skiers and snowboarders, with seven world-class terrain parks. In fact snowboard phenom Shaun White calls Northstar home. If you're lucky you may catch him training on the resort's 22-foot halfpipe. The Burton Snowboard Academy and Burton Riglet Park are also attractive programs for aspiring snowboarders and little jibbers. 

Ski Northstar 

With 60 percent of the resort's 98 runs are designated blue, the overwhelming preponderance of Northstar terrain is best suited for intermediate skiers. Most intermediates will spend their day on looker’s left (if you’re in front of a trail map) side of the mountain. Intermediate skiers also get the Northstar’s longest trail, Logger’s Loop at 1.4 miles. The vast majority of blue runs at Northstar are perfect groomed cruisers, but there are a couple zones that are quite convenient for intermediates looking to challenge themselves. Northstar, in general, isn’t considered to be a steep mountain, so there isn’t a better resort for intermediates to challenge themselves. From the top of the Comstock Express chairlift, skiers should head left off of the chairlift and begin descending down East Ridge. Off the left side of the run, they’ll see several black trails. All of these are on the shorter side and lead into blue, and even green, trails.

Northstar Ski Vacation Packages

If Northstar sounds like the winter destination you've been dreaming of, start the booking process today. You can begin by using searching our online Northstar lodging inventory. Use the filters to narrow down the options based on your budget and preferences. You can also book your flights, ground transfers, lift tickets, lessons and equipment rental online. Or if you'd prefer, leave the heavy-lifting to Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists. They can help you customize your ideal Northstar ski vacation package, including accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more.

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From air, lodging and excursions to ground transfers, lift tickets and equipment rentals, We will manage all your trip components so you and your group can get the most out of your time playing in the mountains and building memories that will last a lifetime.

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1-800-908-5000

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Customer Reviews (4)

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Jennifer in New city
19/03/2012

Had fun at northstar at Tahoe

My husband and I are snowboarders who have visited many different resorts over the years and my big complaint, which is reaching is the terrain was not very challenging. I rated accessibility low because we are from the east and no direct flights is such a hassle. Although we had a good time I wouldn't go back because there are so many other choices that were better. Last year we did the Caynons in Utah, excellent!!!
sandy in Friendswood
04/01/2012

We enjoyed skiing at Northstar!

We did not stay at Northstar, but we enjoyed skiing and snowboarding there. The village needs more restaraunts and nightlife though! Our son broke his arm and the Truckee clinic was fabulous at caring for him.
Marlynn in Media
16/03/2011

Great time at Northstar

We had a great time. The staff in the village and mountain are super friendly and helpful. The mountain is well laid out and easy to navigate. Lots of intermediate trails but not a lot for the really really advanced skier.

We thought the Village needed more restaurants but we liked the ones they did have. Also, it needs better retail, especially a better priced and stocked grocery market.

But the skating rink and fire pits are well designed and created a nice apre ski environment.
Michael in Frisco
02/06/2009

Great weekend at Northstar

A group of about 10 people went to Northstar over President's weekend. We were expecting big crowds, and were pleasantly surprised that they never materialized. Northstar doesn't have the steepest terrain (that someplace like Squaw would have), but what they do have is maintained well. The snowpack hadn't gotten as deep as it usually is by this time in the year, so we had to dodge some stumps here and there when we were in the trees. The brand new village is impressive, and the lodging options surrounding it cater mainly to families. The mountain seems to be a little more wind protected than a place like Heavenly. We drove down to try and ski at Heavenly one day, but ended up turning around once we got there and found out that most of the upper lifts were shut down due to high winds.
I would absolutely recommend a trip to Northstar. Having skied all over the American West (mostly Colorado and Utah), it was a fantastic trip.
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