Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Northstar California

Planning a ski trip to Northstar California? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Northstar California stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Northstar California review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 58.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 4.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.7

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 46%
  • Beginner
  • 34%
  • Families
  • 53%
  • Intermediate
  • 59%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 32%
  • Advanced
  • 32%

Helpful Highlights:

We love going to Northstar... So much that we bought a place up there. The staff is super family friendly, the instructors are amazingly experienced, the s...

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  • 5

    Great for Families

    by Kate - 30th December 2013

    Pros: Instructors, terrain, lift safety

    Cons: Ritz service

    We love going to Northstar... So much that we bought a place up there. The staff is super family friendly, the instructors are amazingly experienced, the s... Full review

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  • 2

    Not great for advanced skiiers

    by Jenny Brandemuehl - 28th December 2013

    Pros: Full resort amenities

    Cons: Not enough for expert skiiers

    Northstar is a full resort and therefore expensive. The food's good compared to other resorts. There's a nice ice skating rink if you're looking for an al... Full review

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  • 3

    Ok but not great

    by EastCoastChris - 6th March 2013

    Pros: Nice full scale resort

    Cons: Customer service isn't great, very expensive

    Northstar is a full scale Vail owned resort...and its very high end. If thats your thing you'll love this place. I came to board here after not touching a b... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Resort

    by Tahoe4life - 23rd December 2012

    Pros: Family Friendly,

    Cons: Expensive

    boarded here a bunch of times, great instructors rather long lines though... Tons of terrain and very fun oh and i hear this year is one for the making... Full review

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  • 4

    Great resort

    by Werewolf - 6th March 2012

    Pros: Less crowded, good lifts, diverse slopes

    Cons: Unpredictable snow

    Great family resort. Village is awesome for non-skiers and apres ski. A lot of groomers for long runs. Lift set up is pretty cool, you can avoid certain ... Full review

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  • 4

    Better than expected

    by rbericson - 19th February 2012

    Pros: Great snowmaking/grooming and great attitude

    Cons: Some runs closed, no tree skiing

    We skied Northstar Feb. 6 and 8, having long ago booked our lodging and flights. (We live in upstate New York.) We knew of the shortage of snow but were del... Full review

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