Northstar California 4 Perfect Days

Skier jumping at Northstart Ski Resort
Incredible tree skiing, a progression of terrain parks, 35 unique shops, restaurants and more all adding to a good day in the mountains. Consider following our 4 Perfect Days Itinerary to make the most out of your stay at Northstar California.



Breakfast 

The aroma will be enough to convince you to get a Belgian waffle from one of the EuroSnack kiosks in the Village at Northstar™. Grab one on your way to the lifts and watch everyone else drool as you walk by.      

Morning Activity 

Newbies will love the Big Easy learning area as they get their snow legs under them. And, those who want to learn to snowboard or step up their skills will be stoked with what the Burton Snowboard Academy has to offer – shaped terrain to help you feel your edges and progress your skills.

Lunch 

Take in the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from the outside deck at the Summit Deck & Grille at the top of the mountain while sinking your teeth into a Summit favorite – the turkey leg. If you’re hungry, this one will satiate your appetite. Otherwise, you may want to share.

Afternoon Activity 

Fun for all ages, you won’t want to miss out on Northstar-at-Tahoe’s lift-serviced tubing hill. Link up your tubes or spin your way down, you’re sure to enjoy this thrill ride!

Dinner 

Sushi loving fans will love the fresh creations offered at Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar in the Village at Northstar™. Start with favorites that include the Black & White, Freaky Edamame or BBQ Albacore.

Evening Activity 

Feeling creative? Swing by the recently opened All Fired Up! in the Village at Northstar™ to select and paint your own pottery.

Breakfast 

Stop by TC’s Pub for a hearty breakfast before you hit the slopes. If you want to kick start your day, or if you’re recovering from the night before, start with a Bloody Mary and the Slopeside breakfast sandwich served on a fresh croissant with eggs and your choice of meat.

Morning Activity 

When you hit the slopes, follow the sun as you tour around the mountain, starting on the Tahoe Zephyr Express and working your way to The Backside’s nine one-mile long leg burners.

Lunch 

Kick back on the deck of the Big Springs Day Lodge with one of Chilly Peppers Cantina’s house made tostada salads and fresh salsa from the salsa bar. Not into salad? Don’t miss the Mahi Mahi fish tacos.

Afternoon Activity 

Take a spin around Northstar’s 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink as you wind down the day. Open daily (conditions permitting), skate rentals are available, and access to the rink is free. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more thrilling, fly high into the sky on the Apex Bungy Trampoline located on the Village Overlook.

Dinner 

Featuring a fine dining menu and live jazz music on weekends, Baxter’s Bistro & Lounge is a favorite spot for mouth watering entrees. Don’t miss the jabanero margarita.

Evening Activity 

Take a short gondola ride up to the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for evening cocktails in the Living Room. 

Breakfast

Hop on the Big Springs Express Gondola and enjoy a quiet breakfast at the mid-mountain Day Lodge while the groomers finish up their last laps. Don’t miss the vanilla pancakes before you head out to carve up that fresh corduroy!

Morning Activity

One of the terrain “gems” at Northstar is Lookout Mountain. Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders shouldn’t miss it! Make your way here first thing in the morning for long, leg burning runs and stunning views of Martis Valley.

Lunch

Swing by the Village at Northstar for a quick bite at North of the Boarder. Their fish tacos are incredible, and their carnitas are just as good! Afternoon beer specials are also rockin’ at this spot.

Afternoon Activity

After tearing it up on the mountain all afternoon, cruise down to the Village right to the door ofThe Chocolate Bar, known for their famous chocolate martinis, fondue and mini donuts. More interested in a PBR? Ski or ride to the Village Overlook Bar for afternoon beer specials.

Dinner

You’ve successfully worked up an appetite… swing by Rubicon Pizza Company for pizza, pasta and salads. A great place to watch a big game or just sit back and relax, Rubicon has a welcoming vibe and tasty pizzas. The Big Mountain is an all-time favorite, and the Thai Curry is one not to miss if you’re into trying something new.

Evening Activity

Drive six short miles into historic downtown Truckee and explore this quaint mountain town. With a storied history, Bar of America is the iconic watering hole of choice by locals and visitors alike. The Tourist Club is another local hangout known for its marketing of “free beer tomorrow. The Pour House is a comfy, locally owned wine bar where you’re welcome to come in and sample incredible varietals while chatting up other friendly patrons.

Breakfast

Before you get on the hill, grab a gourmet bite at Earthly Delights in the Village at Northstar. This local's favorite deli serves house made treats daily, including savory breakfast sandwiches, bagels, granola, yogurt and more.

Morning Activity

Ready to test your skills on the terrain park features? Start small in the Burton Progression Park! At Northstar, it is encouraged to start small and work your way up. And, don't forget, lessons are encouraged if your goal is to be the next Shaun White.

Lunch

Think you've experienced the best burger of all time? Think again, and try the Epic Mountain Burger at the Big Springs Day Lodge. This slice of burger heaven features two fresh quarter-pound Certified Angus Beef patties topped with melty organic white cheddar, special sauce and LTO on a fresh baked bun. What's more Epic than that?

Afternoon Activity

So you're a crafty one, eh? Stop by Farrah Rale Bead Design Studio in the Village at Northstar to create your own jewelry. Need a little inspiration? Not to worry - Farrah's staff is there to help you with your masterpiece. Or, if you're ready for an après ski treat to end your day, enjoy unique treats from Olivier Napa Valley including fresh raclette, mushroom fondue, or sample some of Olivier's house made olive oils. They've also got Chimay on tap, and "Sofia," their Italian coffeemaker brews up a mean cup of Kona coffee.

Dinner

As your visit winds down, it wouldn't be complete without sampling the fine dining offered atManzanita at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu at Manzanita reflects acclaimed celebrity chef, Traci Des Jardins' signature French inspired California cuisine, with a regional mountain resort influence, sourcing organic, sustainable and locally grown meat and produce when possible. A favorite - Des Jardins' warm bread salad.

Evening Activity

Offered twice a month during the winter season, Northstar moonlight snowshoe tours are fun for all ages. Featuring a guided nature walk in the snow, live acoustic music, a bonfire, s'mores and hot cocoa, this evening outing is sure to take your breath away as you watch the moon rise through the pines.

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