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Relaxed California Luxury

Lauded as the country’s best resort for families, Northstar California resort is Lake Tahoe’s premier choice for those in search of laid back luxurious Accommodation. Ideal for creating those precious family memories, out on the slopes, Northstar continues to offer skiers the best of the Lake Tahoe experience mixed with that signature California style.

Overview

Getting Here

Fly into Reno International Airport (RNO) and drive just 30 minutes into resort, or fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and drive 3 hours to Northstar California.

AIRPORT TRANSFER

From Reno Airport transfer one hour via shuttle with North Lake Tahoe Express.

CAR RENTAL

For great Hertz rates with pickup at Reno, Sacramento, or San Francisco airport visit Hertz.com.

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED

Deemed Outside Magazine’s 2014 Editors’ Choice for Best Family Ski Resort, Northstar California’s children’s programs are what set this resort apart from the pack. Superb snow conditions, flawlessly groomed trails and a world‑class ski and snowboard school set up a fun-packed family day. After you’ve hit the slopes, be sure to enjoy California’s après-ski traditions to finish off your day.

Northstar Statistics

11% Beginner
56% INTERMEDIATE
33% ADVANCED/EXPERT
2,624 m SUMMIT ELEVATION
889 cm ANNUALSNOWFALL
100 # OF TRAILS
Map to surrounding attractions

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Activities

APRÈS TRADITIONS, ROASTED WITH LOVE

Kids of all ages (and adults too) will love the complimentary s’mores served throughout The Village. The evening can then wind to a close in a cosy fireside cabana with a glass of wine, as you watch skaters in the ice arena and the kids drift off to sleep.

tōst – DAILY BUBBLES ON THE SLOPES:

Daily, Northstar hosts tōst, a celebratory culinary tradition thatredefines the art of the daily toast. Northstar invites guests to raise their flutes and sip complimentary bubbles each day on East Ridge run at 2 p.m. Luxurious, whimsical and an ode to fun in the mountains, enjoy the notorious “California laid-back luxury.”

LEARN LIKE A LOCAL

Northstar’s Ultimate 4 program, Adventure, Guiding andLearning Center and the famed Burton Academy all offerprivate instruction, as well as a true insider’s tour of Northstar.Throughout the lessons your coaches will unveil the resort’s best terrain, superb cuisine and their favourite après-ski activities.

Dining

MIKUNI JAPANESE SUSHI RESTUARANT & BAR

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar's full bar is open until midnight with a lively après ski scene. Mikuni's extensive menu features more than 300 original sushi creations served in eclectic, energetic, dining settings.

CALIFORNIA CUISINE BY RITZ-CARLTON

Located slopeside in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Manzanita denotes the best of California’s culinary traditions in an alpine setting. Planning dinner with a large group? Be sure to reserve the private dining room. If you would like to enjoy a full gourmet experience, reserve the chef’s table.

MOUNTAIN TABLE DINNER SERIES

Fresh is the name of the game at the iconic Zephyr Lodge. Located at the top of Mount Pluto, the restaurant offers masterfully prepared breakfast and lunch dishes featuring fresh-sourced produce, meats and seasonal ingredients. Soak in the panoramic view of the Sierra Nevada’s Pacific Crest while enjoying an artisan cocktail. Don’t miss the Mountain Table dinner series, where mountain top diners can celebrate the best of California farms paired with regional artisan wines, craft beers and distilled spirits.

Accommodation

CONSTELLATION RESIDENCES AT NORTHSTAR, A ROCKRESORT

Designed for families seeking a premium ski holiday destination and individuals looking for an ideal balance of access and escape. Tahoe’s only ski-in/ski-out residence, directly connected to the Ritz-Carlton, guests of Constellation Residences enjoy unlimited access to the hotel and its amenities, including a 17,000 sq. foot spa, fitness center, ski-in, ski-out access with ski concierge services, and restaurant – MANZANITA – by Traci Des Jardins. An inter-mountain Highlands Gondola connects guests between the nearby Village at Northstar with Constellation Residences and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE

Renowned for its casual elegance, world-renowned service and slopeside amenities, The Ritz-Carlton invites guests from around the world toexperience skiing the way it should be. From award-winning dining to the 5,000 square-metre spa and magnificent mid-mountain views, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe®, is the indisputable choice among discerning travellers in search of the quintessential laid-back, luxurious holiday.

TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT Accommodation

One of the finest collections of holiday rentals at Northstar; discerning Accommodation coupled with genuine mountain hospitality. The Village at Northstar portfolio includes luxury studio through four-bedroom residences, set conveniently in a quaint, alpine ski village, and just steps from the Northstar California™ gondola, dining, shopping and family fun.

Events

TURTLENECK TUESDAY SKATE NIGHT

Lace up your ice skates, put on your best retro skate outfit and get your groove on in the Village for Turtleneck Tuesdays Skate Nights. Enjoy music from your favorite artists of the 70’s and 80’s on Tuesdays from 4PM to 7PM, every Tuesday throughout the winter. Enjoy ice skating games, prizes, and complimentary face painting!

RIPPEROO PARADE

Come and join Ripperoo, our Ski & Ride School Mascot, and his Ski School friends as he leads kids in a parade through the Village at Northstar. The parade will be held every Saturday through April 11th, 2015 from 3:50 p.m. – 4PM. Help them dance their way around the ice rink. Meet at the Kid’s Ski School entrance a little before 3:50PM. to participate. No need to bring anything but a smile!

TWILIGHT SNOWSHOE TOURS

Take an evening to slow down and enjoy the peaceful setting of the Sierra Nevada on our guided evening snowshoe tours. The 2 to 2.5 hour guided tour begins at the Cross Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center at 5PM. The group takes a meandering journey through the pine tree lined forest working your way to the Village at Northstar. During the adventure, you’ll have time around a fire pit to enjoy live acoustic music, s’mores and hot chocolate. Every weekend, all winter long.