by: karenmizell - 27th December 2010

  • 2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Nice slopes, lovely village
Massive lift lines, nightmarish parking

Full review

Northstar has great mountain facilities - a pleasant village and plenty of enjoyable trails. However, the miserable crowds I encountered on my last few visits will prevent me from ever skiing this mountain on a weekend again. We arrived first thing in the morning, and only got in 5 runs for the entire day. We spent the whole day in lift lines - sometimes over an hour and a half at a time! The parking shuttles from remote lots take forever, and further cut into your skiing time. Northstar has become way too crowded to provide an enjoyable skiing experience, and it's a waste of money to pay for lift tickets if you can only do a handful of runs in a day.
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