User-Generated Reviews for Northstar California

Browse our collection of user-generated reviews of Northstar California to better plan your ski trip. Northstar California reviews are sorted by Overall Rating, Downhill Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly.

Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All Mtn. Terrain
  • 58.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 4.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.6

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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  • 4

    Nice long runs

    by lightning80 - 16th March 2010

    Pros: long runs, various terrain choice

    Cons: bigger crowds, have to shuttle from parking to lifts

    Good overall resort with nice choice of runs. There are a good number of runs for each level. At Intermediate and Black Diamonds, there are both groomed and... Full review

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  • 3

    Flatstar

    by bjarvis - 13th January 2010

    Pros: Snowfall, terrain park, long cruisers, freeway access.

    Cons: Crowds, real estate, terrain

    Definately lacking when compared to its north Tahoe neighbors. There is nothing startlingly steep or challenging on this mountain like there is at Squaw, Al... Full review

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  • 4

    Fun Place when it's not crowded

    by SenorO - 26th December 2009

    Pros: Great terrain park, great groomed run, fast lifts

    Cons: HORRIBLE crowds (worst in NorCal), no steep runs, bad for powder

    Generally a good resort, specifically for families, park riders, and groomed skiiers. Powder days are very lack luster, as there's virtually no terrain stee... Full review

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  • 4

    Northstar trees as good as Steamboat?

    by wolfman - 8th December 2009

    Pros: Fast lifts, steep glade pines!

    Cons: night life?

    All about the Backside express! We hit the Whole mtn. and found it to have the best snow and the steepest!... Full review

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  • 4

    Best on North shore

    by herbsmen - 28th November 2009

    Pros: long runs awesome park great for kids

    Cons: crowded

    The parks at Northstar are the best i've seen in Tahoe, the runs seem to take forever. Fun adventurezones for the kids. Northstar is a must do in Tahoe GO T... Full review

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  • 5

    For the park star

    by ShredPowNotPaper - 3rd August 2009

    Pros: great parks, friendly people, ok food, good terrain if you know where to go

    Cons: expensive, crowded, not enough challenging slopes, family unfriendly

    I think it's safe to say that Northstar is my favorite and (therefore) my home mountain. I try to get up here at least once a month so I have a chance to se... Full review

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