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

    intermediate cruiser heaven

    by justingery - 19th December 2010

    Pros: long tree filled cruiser runs, excellent for snowboarders

    Cons: 30 minute trek (shuttle, village walk, gondola) from parking to lifts

    once one gets past the travel from the parking lot to finally getting to the lifts, the runs make the experience well worth your while...lots of different l... Full review

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  • 5

    boarding team

    by joeydboche - 1st July 2010

    Pros: awesome GS slalom and Amazing park

    Cons: condescending rich people who are treated better

    super fun tree runs, and everything you need in a terain park. i could do without the people who think there better than me.. to me i just think there pu... Full review

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  • 2

    StarBucks

    by Lemmon2004 - 3rd April 2010

    Pros: Fast Lifts

    Cons: Sun exposed mountain, mostly intermediate riding with little to no steep advanced long runs

    When you arrive at NorthStar you find a bunch of other people ready to slow you down. Parking was congested but then again its all where you park and when ... Full review

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  • 4

    Needs afternoon price break.

    by MBlackmer - 1st April 2010

    Pros: Long runs and lots of high-speed chairs.

    Cons: Squaw Prices, No afternoon price break and a private snotty club at the top.

    Had a great (but short) day of skiing/boarding with my girlfriend. Only real gripes were the steep lift tickets. No afternoon price break, so it's $70+ doll... Full review

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  • 4

    Freestyle Haven

    by timzheng - 24th March 2010

    Pros: the original stash

    Cons: not too much technical terrain, crowded

    For park rats, there's no better resort in Tahoe than Northstar. A modern village only adds to the vibe. For me, after a long weekend tackling the freeride ... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Skiing

    by 30b0b1 - 23rd March 2010

    Pros: The mountain has a wonderful mix of runs that should satisfy any skier

    Cons: Too long of a walk from the shuttle bus to the gondola

    I am an advanced skier and have skiied most of the resorts of the Lake Tahoe area. NorthStar, in my opinion has one of the best mixes of runs for any level... Full review

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