Northstar is a great resort. The mountain has trails for every age and skill level. The village has FAMILY FUN written all over it. This resort is very popular and gets very crowded at times. I suggest that if you dont like waiting in line for the lifts to get a Double Whammy Pass with the Vertical Pass this allows you to cut in front of the line saving time for more skiing/boarding fun! Not only that since this is called a Double Whammy Pass, this pass is also valid at Sierra@Tahoe. I'm and avid boarder and Northstars trails are magnificent! They even have a trail that runs all the way to the parking lot called 'Homerun' This trail allows you to Ski/Board straight to your car.