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
  • 3.9
  • 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

    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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