Northstar California Ski Resort

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Overview

Northstar California, previously known as Northstar-at-Tahoe, is located near the north shore of Lake Tahoe and is home to over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The resort is known for its laidback atmosphere coupled with high-end luxury accommodations, shopping and dining.

The resort is home to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and a variety of terrain options suitable for any ability level. The resort also contains world-class terrain parks and a superpipe designed by Olympian Shaun White.

Where Is Northstar Ski Resort Located?

Northstar ski resort is located about 45 minutes from Reno, NV, and about 15 minutes from Truckee, CA. You can fly into either the Truckee-Tahoe Airport or Reno-Tahoe International Airport. From there, you can either rent a car or take a luxury shuttle to the resort.

Inside Scoop

Northstar California has one of the largest snowmaking systems of any resort in North Lake Tahoe, and it covers over 50% of the resort’s 97 trails. The resort is also home to the largest lift-served mountain bike park in California. So, you’re bound to find everything you need to enjoy a full summer of mountain and road biking, including bike rentals and services.

Be sure to check out the ice skating rink in the village plus the many dining options.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • If you want to get to the slopes as quickly as possible, beeline it for Euro Snack for some crepes, coffee or freshly baked goods. 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • A good stop for lunch is Los Arcos Mexican Grill. Grab a large burrito, and finish up with by splitting a dessert with friends. 3001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

Dinner

  • If you want a great glass of wine – and a quality meal – then check out Petra. Order a wine flight, and then sit by the outdoor fire pit. 3001 N Village Dr Suite 3112, Truckee, CA 96161

Apres/Nightlife

It’s best to head to Truckee after a day on the slopes since nightlife quickly dies on the resort, but Truckee is a pretty vibrant town.

  • Moody’s Bistro, Bar and Beats is a fun bar with plenty of live music, and it even has wines on tap. 10007 Bridge St, Truckee, CA 96161
  • If you prefer to catch the latest game, check out Blue Coyote Bar & Grill. Order a draft from the wide available selection. 10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

95"
59"
40"
20"
0"
21"
Nov
78"
Dec
79"
Jan
77"
Feb
73"
Mar
14"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

13%
Beginners Runs
60%
Intermediate Runs
27%
Advanced Runs
100
Runs in Total
1.4 mi
Longest Run
3170 ac
Skiable Terrain
1500 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 20

2
Gondolas & Trams
1
High Speed Sixes
7
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
7
Surface Lifts

Elevation

8610'
Summit
2280'
Vertical Drop
6330'
Base

Important Dates

November 23, 20232023/11/23
Projected Opening
April 28, 20242024/04/28
Projected Closing
143
Projected Days Open
135
Days Open Last Year
52
Years Open
350"
Average Snowfall
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