Northstar's popular advanced and expert playground known as Lookout Mountain has grown by 500 vertical feet over the summer.

Actually, the mountain hasn't risen; the resort has extended the chair down to the bottom of the valley. Three of the existing trails have been extended, and two more - one an intermediate cruiser known as Washoe - have been added.

There has been some tree removal to expand glade skiing and boarding, and snowmaking has been installed down to Martis Valley.