Season Start/End: 12/01/2017 - 04/15/2018
6330ft - 8610ft
16%|47%| 37%| 0%
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from US$90.00 to US$152.00
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Northstar California Resort

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

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

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.



  • 8610ft
  • 2280ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 6330ft


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  • Longest Run

    1.4 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    3170 ac

  • Snow Making

    1500 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/01/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 135
  • Projected Closing: 04/15/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 150
  • Years Open: 46
  • Average Snowfall: 350"

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Northstar California - hey guys! I drove up there today. It was raining. It rained last night. I could see the golf course it's so dry. I'm a spoiled rider. We need at least 3 more storms
 for it to be worth anything. it's not worth the drive..or money. I  - © anonymous
Northstar California - Sign Says it All  - © Heysmilinsteve
Northstar California - Jan 6th New Snow 
Blue Skies, Big Smiles  - © Heysmilinsteve
Northstar California - Friday 5th Northstar 
No Snow and No People
Rains, Low Temps are Keeping People Away...  - © anonymous

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Northstar California Reviews

  • Kyle M

    • 5
    20th January 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...
  • Jane

    • 2
    12th December 2017

    Full review

      Avoid this place unless you're staying at the Ritz and are learning to ski.

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