Northstar-at-Tahoe Review

by: yeshua - Dec 31, 2008

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: large mountain, interesting runs, powder snow

    Cons: expensive, long lift lines

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008


Full review

This mountain is great. It has nice long cruisers perfect for beginners and intermediates, and quite a few steep runs for those who want a little challenge. After a fresh dump, this place is truly amazing. On the backside, you get eight one-mile long powder runs. And for those who like trees, many glades are left untouched for quite a while. However, the food and lift tickets are expensive, there are some impolite or mean people, and it's quite crowded with long lift lines. As for the runs, it has a wide variety of green, blue, and blacks, but many have areas of flat terrain, and there aren't any truly expert runs.

Nonetheless, with fast express lifts and varied terrain, this is an excellent resort for many different people. Beginners and Intermediates can improve their skills and explore much of the mountain, and advanced skiers can train on the backside and Lookout Mountain. With gentle runs from top to bottom, it is quite family friendly. Also, it's possible to get discounts by skiing multiple days, making the lift tickets as cheap as any other nearby resorts.

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