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Northstar California

Whether your ski vacations include carving corduroy, bashing through the bumps, sending it in the Superpipe or relaxing by the fire recounting memories of the day with family and friends, at Northstar there are unlimited opportunities to play, relax and spend quality time with people you love.

The story of Northstar began in the historic lumber town of Truckee, California.  The resort is now proud to be called home to North Lake Tahoe’s largest snowmaking system, seven award-winning terrain parks, and a village offering 35 specialty shops and restaurants.

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  • Terrain:
    Expert/Advanced: 25%
    Intermediate: 62%
    Beginner: 13%
  • Overview:
    Vertical Rise: 2,280 ft.
    Total Skiable Acres: 3,000 acres
    Average Annual Snowfall: 350 in.
    Number of Lifts: 19
    Number of Trails: 93
    Longest Run: 1.4 miles (Logger's Loop)
  • Other stats:
    Open Date: Nov-19-2016
    Close Date: April-23-2017
    Base: 6,330 ft.
    Summit: 8,610 ft.
    Snowiest Month: Dec - Feb
    Number of Parks/Pipes: 7 Parks, 1 Superpipe

Northstar is known for its wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, family-friendly atmosphere and spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Range. Featuring terrain for all abilities, the resort offers 93 ski & snowboard trails spread across 3,000 acres, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and biathlon.

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Vacation Deals

When you stay at Northstar California condos, mountain homes or hotels, you’ll receive a variety of complimentary amenities such as overnight ski and snowboard storage, on-site shuttle transportation, and more.

The Family Vacation Package

Stay in one of Northstar's premium private houses with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms. Just a quick walk or shuttle ride to The Village, these luxury rentals offer all of the mountain comforts for a family to enjoy - hot tub, concierge, tennis courts, laundry, game rooms, children's center, BBQ's or nearby family-friendly dining options and more! The comforts of home with the all of the amenities for a fun and relaxing Tahoe vacation


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Northstar California Lodging

From budget-accommodating hotel rooms, to family friendly condominiums, to 3-6 bedroom mountain homes, it's all here for you.

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Northstar California – Condominiums, Hotel Style Rooms, and Studios

Northstar offers 210 condominiums, studios, lofts and hotel rooms located within walking distance or a short shuttle drive to the Village at Northstar™

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Northstar California – Mountain Home

Northstar offers 20 beautiful mountain homes, located a short VIP shuttle distance from the Village at Northstar™

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Northstar California – Ski Trails Condos

With ski-in/ski-out access from Village Run, Northstar's Ski Trail condominiums offer guests the ultimate convenience. These cozy 1 and 2 bedroom condo units have a fully equipped kitchen and wood or gas fireplace.

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Northstar California – New Village, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging

Luxury slopeside condominiums located in the heart of the Village at Northstar™ just steps from Village shops, restaurants, the gondola and skating rink.

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 Northstar Lodge™ - A Welk Resort

There's a new star at Northstar California and it's ushering in a heightened level of fun, excitement and exclusive privileges that can only be found at the premier year-round destination resort. Mingling with ponderosa pines in a coveted slope side location comes Northstar Lodge ~ Welk Resorts.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe welcomes you to a sophisticated mountain retreat unlike any other. Situated at the resort’s mid-mountain area is Lake Tahoe’s first five star-caliber hotel featuring 170 luxury rooms, a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center, ski-in, ski-out access with ski concierge services.

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Ski And Snowboard School

Northstar California is well-known for its snowboard and ski lessons. Our teachers come from all over the world to bring their expertise to students of all ages and abilities. From toddlers snowplowing down gentle slopes to experts honing their skills, everyone has something to learn at Northstar.

For Adults

No matter who you are or what level you’re at, the Northstar Ski & Snowboard School has a lesson program for you. To make the first day easy, we have "magic carpet" beginner lifts for all age groups, terrain-based teaching for those who want to learn at their own pace and complimentary Mountain Tours for advanced intermediate & above skiers/riders (restrictions apply). 

For Kids

If only regular school was this fun. Our children’s ski and snowboard school makes learning a blast. We have lessons for all levels, including a free "Mommy, Daddy and Me" 45-minute program for parents and toddlers.
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