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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  • 5

    Northstar-at-Tahoe (a local perspective)

    by echi - 19th March 2008

    Pros: nice backside blacks

    Cons: crowded main route that funnel people

    Northstar is one of the best ski resorts in Tahoe. The backside has plenty of challenging blacks, while the frontside is well-protected from the wind. Whi... Full review

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  • 4

    Northstar-at-Tahoe Review

    by anonymous_user - 7th November 2006

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    Have gone skiing many times at Northstar as it is one of my favorite resorts in Tahoe. The resort has gained a lot of popularity in recent years so I would ... Full review

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  • 4

    Northstar-at-Tahoe Review

    by anonymous_user - 8th January 2008

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    Northstar is a great place to take the family. Vouchers available at various retail outlets (Mel Cottons, REI, Helm, etc.) let you get lift tickets for $... Full review

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  • 4

    Northstar is Underrated

    by jaytierney - 19th April 2011

    Pros: variety of terrain, easy navigation, tree skiing, terrain park

    Cons: crowded on weekends, touristy

    Northstar gets a bad rap from locals because a lot of the tourists flock to this place, but it's a nice overall experience with good terrain variety for all... Full review

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  • 4

    Northstar-at-Tahoe Review

    by anonymous_user - 10th February 2008

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    My advice to anyone going to Northstar is to LOCK UP YOUR SKIS and poles, especially if they are a good pair. I had a good pair of Dynastar skis "switched"... Full review

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  • 4

    Northstar-at-Tahoe

    by nessasnobunny - 26th December 2010

    Pros: Varied terrain, lots of runs, shopping, dining

    Cons: Tourist trap, expensive, trendy

    Among North Tahoe locals, Northstar gets a pretty bad reputation. We know it as the local tourist trap, where you will be plagued by over-dressed fancy bay... Full review

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