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

    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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  • 4

    Great resort

    by Werewolf - 6th March 2012

    Pros: Less crowded, good lifts, diverse slopes

    Cons: Unpredictable snow

    Great family resort. Village is awesome for non-skiers and apres ski. A lot of groomers for long runs. Lift set up is pretty cool, you can avoid certain ... 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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  • 4

    Northstar-at-Tahoe Review

    by anonymous_user - 1st April 2008



    Northstar continues to be an enjoyable resort with wonderful ski runs for cruising. But, it is experiencing growing pains which I hope will be addressed in ... 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

    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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