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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    Northstar-at-Tahoe Review

    by anonymous_user - 28th December 2007

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    Upon arrival, you find that you must pay to park in the old free lot that seemed miles away. Now you park in a lot behind the gas station and take a shuttle... Full review

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    Northstar-at-Tahoe Review

    by anonymous_user - 11th February 2008

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    I made a visit to Northstar, Jan 3rd, shocked by the parking fee $30, year before $20. I have never paid a parking fee to ski and have been skiing for 20 y... Full review

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    overpriced

    by skiduude - 19th January 2009

    Pros: good mountain, good for intermediate skiers/boarders

    Cons: Poor planning, overbuilding, overpriced, commercialized

    They say they are a family resort, but with these prices they are only fit for rich families. Commercialized and oversold, very crowded.... Full review

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    too many people

    by basilpoulopoulos - 20th February 2011

    Pros: fun

    Cons: 1 hour lift lines?

    i went there during the dew tour and got 1 hour lift lines 7 runs in all when i went there before u would just walk up to the lift no2 1 hour lift liness no... Full review

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    Not great for advanced skiiers

    by Jenny Brandemuehl - 28th December 2013

    Pros: Full resort amenities

    Cons: Not enough for expert skiiers

    Northstar is a full resort and therefore expensive. The food's good compared to other resorts. There's a nice ice skating rink if you're looking for an al... Full review

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    Miserably crowded

    by karenmizell - 27th December 2010

    Pros: Nice slopes, lovely village

    Cons: Massive lift lines, nightmarish parking

    Northstar has great mountain facilities - a pleasant village and plenty of enjoyable trails. However, the miserable crowds I encountered on my last few vis... Full review

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