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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  • 4

    Overall, a great experience

    by alvlee01 - 29th March 2009

    Pros: Park, terrain, gondola, lifts

    Cons: the crowds

    Having boarded at several resorts across the country, Northstar is now one of my favorites. I admit, it's not the most easily accessible as it is somewhat o... Full review

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  • 5

    Alta + Powder Mtn = Northstar

    by lkdellatorre - 24th March 2009

    Pros: Tree skiing, apres ski, long runs

    Cons: Parking lot too far and no night skiing

    Just went last weekend, and the fresh powder was epic! This resort is great for those happy with blues, with tons of tree skiing. There's plenty o' bars to ... Full review

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  • 5


    by nblee71 - 12th March 2009

    Pros: park, family resort, staff

    Cons: parking/shuttle to mountain

    northstar is a nice resort with a little something for everyone. the only con is the parking... Full review

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  • 4

    Solid resort for park rats & families

    by AJJ - 19th February 2009

    Pros: Great park & pipe is usually well maintained

    Cons: Not enough advanced terrain

    Northstar is a great resort for families as most runs are in the beginner to intermediate category. There is lots of discussion about the Forest Service gr... Full review

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  • 5

    awsome runs in the trees nice pregression park

    by dlayyed09 - 3rd February 2009

    Pros: long cross runs

    Cons: saturdays

    it was overall good the margaritas were good as long as you drank topshelf.liked the top bars drinks at the summit better than lodge.... Full review

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  • 4

    What i think of North Star

    by aaronucsd - 21st January 2009

    Pros: Great night life

    Cons: too crowded

    not recommended if you like to go here if you into getting good runs without waiting too long, but for family it's not bad. ... Full review

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