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Northstar California Resort Reviews

by: MBlackmer - 1st April 2010

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Long runs and lots of high-speed chairs.
Squaw Prices, No afternoon price break and a private snotty club at the top.

Full review

Had a great (but short) day of skiing/boarding with my girlfriend. Only real gripes were the steep lift tickets. No afternoon price break, so it's $70+ dollars for a regular ticket no matter what time you show up. There is a private club at the top of one of the chairs that is not well marked as such. My girlfriend went to use the bathroom not seeing the sign and was turned around by some 20-year old who makes $10 an hour. She acted like she was the gate keeper at Augusta Golf course, not some small little club at a ski resort. Not the most challenging Mountain, but if you are in the mood for simply getting some great turns in on some fast blue/single black runs, it does the trick. Lots of restaurants and bars surround the resort at the base. They try to cateer to kids too (little bundgy ride for example in the village), but lets face it, this is an adult mountain meant for singles and couples who are of drinking age and like Sushi.

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