Closed
Season Start/End: 11/16/2018 - 04/14/2019
Elevation
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6330ft - 8610ft
Trails
:
13%|60%| 27%| 0%
Lifts
:
20
Lift Tickets
:
N/A
Northstar California Resort
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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 laid back 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 22-foot superpipe designed by Olympian Shaun White.

Northstar California Resort
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Northstar California has terrain that is suitable for any ability type with plenty of room to explore. The terrain is spread over 3,170 acres that encompasses great tree skiing and wide long groomers.  The resort is a great option for intermediate skiers with 60% of the trails marked as blue.

The world-renowned terrain parks are constructed to cater to all ability types with features for beginners, amateurs and pros. Check out Northstar’s Pinball Park that is considered to be one of the best all around terrain parks in the country. The park contains a variety of jibs, jumps, street rails and tabletops as well as ever-changing snow features.

 

Northstar California Resort
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Northstar California has the largest snowmaking system of any resort in North Lake Tahoe that covers over fifty percent of the resort’s 97 trails. The resort is also home to the largest lift-served mountain bike park in California.

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Elevation

  • 8610ft
    Summit
  • 2280ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 6330ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 7
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 7
  • 20
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    13%

  • Intermediate Runs

    60%

  • Advanced Runs

    27%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    100

  • Terrain Parks

    9

  • Longest Run

    1.4 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    3170 ac


  • Snow Making

    1500 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/16/2018
  • Days Open Last Year: 135
  • Projected Closing: 04/14/2019
  • Projected Days Open: 150
  • Years Open: 46
  • Average Snowfall: 350"

Best Northstar California Hotels

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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court Truckee, 96161
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
4
Very Spacious Living Area in every Lodge unit
970 Northstar Drive Truckee, 96161
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Constellation Residences at Northstar
13051 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Dr Truckee, 96161
Specialty Lodging
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Northstar California - warm and wet. almost the end of season  - © anonymous
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Northstar California Reviews

  • David

    • 1
    23rd March 2018

    Full review

      This is the worst ski area I have been to. I have skied here off and on over the years and Northstar...
     
  • Kyle M

    • 5
    8th March 2018

    Full review

      Most of the back side was closed down only one trail open. Their was only two paros open both small. had it...
     
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