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by: Sam Skrocke - 22nd January 2020

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  • 3Beginner
  • 2Intermediate
  • 1Expert
  • 1All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 1Overall Value
good place to go on a windy day
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I can not express this enough. Do not go to Northstar. From someone you has lived in the Tahoe Area full time for the last 22 years I can, with absolute confidence, tell you that there are better experiences to have in this wonderful place. Very unhelpful staff. I arrived 08:45 on Jan. 14th 2020 to find that Northstar had decided to start charging to park this year. I drove up to a very empty parking lot and was stopped by a extremely under-prepared Northstar employee. All I had brought with me that morning was a debit card and Northstar could not accommodate me. I was forced to turn around and drive the 2 miles back down the hill to park and wait for a shuttle (Not environmentally friendly). Lazy? Poor organization? or they just don't care? I'm not sure. I wanted to let Northstar know how they were treating guest of their resort. I called the customer service number and was informed that the process to do just that was to submit a formal complaint online and that a Manager would respond in a few days. I wish I could have had that conversation. I feel that platforms like Yelp are more like just trash talking behind someones back but they ignored me and so here I am. Patronizing Staff. After calling to find out how to express my disappointment with Northstar's decision to start charging for parking. I mentioned to the woman that I was speaking to that I had to be at work that day at 12:30. by the time I parked, waited for the shuttle, had to walk from the furthest point they could possibly find to drop those who have had to up to this point make the longest trek, waited once again, I was only then finally able to take just one run before having to reverse the process and get to work. Her only response "HA, HA, well have a great day!"

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  • Joseph Chambers (5th February 2020)

    hill management is great, but the access is not worth the 1 hour of your time to get on the mountain, which...

  • Karin Bergemann (5th February 2020)

    Great family friendly and easy beautiful place to ski and snowboard for families who have mixed members who do either or both....

  • Sam Skrocke (22nd January 2020)

    I can not express this enough. Do not go to Northstar. From someone you has lived in the Tahoe Area full time...

  • Terry Plasman (1st December 2019)

    Friendly staff and minimum amount of agro borders and skiers. If you get to know the mountain you can always find untracked...

  • anonymous user (6th November 2019)

    Everything was great, Welk Resorts is the underdog of hotels with great suites for families and its in the center of the...

  • Jonghoon (24th February 2019)

    I don't have any objection about slopes and lifts themselves. But the resort has serious problem with parking system and slope access....

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