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Northstar California Resort Reviews

by: lightning80 - 16th March 2010

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
long runs, various terrain choice
bigger crowds, have to shuttle from parking to lifts

Full review

Good overall resort with nice choice of runs. There are a good number of runs for each level. At Intermediate and Black Diamonds, there are both groomed and ungroomed runs. There is a whole Black Diamond section in the back mountain so the experts won't have to dodge between newbies. I went on a Thursday and there were more people than I expected. I've heard that the place packs up on weekends so crowding becomes a problem. Another knock on this resort is the parking. The parking is pretty far so they have shuttles that run between the parking lots and the village. After getting off the bus, you still have to walk through the village to get to the ticket booth and lifts. Then everyone waits in line to get on the gondola that takes everyone to mid-mountain where most of the runs end. So, you'll have to get on at least another lift before you start riding/skiing (unless you're only doing the beginners run, then you just ride/ski down to the village). Plenty of park features throughout the mountain. There is also a skating rink at the village for those who don't do the downhill stuff.

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