Northstar California Resort

North & West Shore (CA)

Location

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
  • Type Skiing & Boarding
  • Region North & West Shore (CA)
User Reviews:
4.25
  1 review

Northstar California™ Resort - Winter skiing & boarding and Summer biking & hiking!

Summary

Features: Northstar Ski Resort has pretty powder for you to shred like a maniac. Northstar Tahoe Ski Resort is a popular place to come for skiing and many non-skiing activities.

Why We Go: Northstar Ski Resort will push you to give your all on the mountain. 

  • The Classes: You can pat yourself on the back after you take a class at Northstar Ski Resort! The rigor and the fun of these lessons will leave you eager to ride the lifts to the top again and again so that you can try out all your new moves.
  • The Village: Northstar Tahoe Ski Resort has plenty of things to do that will keep you occupied when you're not skiing. You can catch the latest and greatest flick at the movie theater or take in a live music show at various stages and patios here.
  • The Activities: Fly down the hill in a tube, let your kids run wild through adventure parks just for them, and even make s'mores, jewelry, and candles at Village at Northstar.

Inside Knowledge: Northstar Ski Resort offers convenient child care during the day as well as the evening. The nighttime program comes complete with dinner and a plethora of kid-approved activities. Your kids will hang out with the mascot "Marty the Martian," chow down on s'mores, play games and watch a movie. Other activities include ice skating, scavenger hunts and bungee jumping.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Let The Kids Go To Camp: Your Rugrats will have the time of their young lives at the Northstar Ski Resort Minors' Camp. They'll get to play all day doing all kinds of fun activities.
  • Do Take A Snowshoe Tour: The star gazing tour will allow you to explore the mountain when all the sky is lit up with twinkling constellations. Guests love listening to the poem reading, taking a fun quiz about space, looking at the sky through telescopes, and bonding over wine and hot cider around the cozy fire outside.
  • Don't Skip Geocaching: Go on a treasure hunt using a GPS device. When you participate in this popular activity, you find a trinket at each destination and you leave a trinket of your own there as a gift to the next person who comes to that destination.
  • Don't Pass Up Tubing: Go flying like a comet down the hill. These big tubes will rush you from the top to the base in a whirlwind of snow.

Northstar California Resort

Northstar at Tahoe Ski Resort Truckee CA

Northstar California Resort Information

Info

Hours:
Mon.- Sun. 8:30am- 4pm

When to Go:
Winter

Age Restriction:
None

Phone:

Website:

Quick Facts

  • Northstar Ski Resort offers free mountain tours for intermediate/advanced skiers and riders.
  • Northstar Tahoe Ski Resort offers snowshoeing, ice skating, Geocaching, tubing, and quite a few other activities.
  • Village at Northstar keeps you entertained off the slopes with shopping and dining options.

Address:
5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
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Northstar California Resort Resort Information

Type

Alpine (Downhill)

Info

70 runs, 2,280 vertical feet, 2,200' base elevation, 8,600' summit elevation, longest run: 2.9 miles, 8 terrain parks

Lessons

The Adventure, Guiding & Learning Center at Northstar Tahoe Ski Resort can take you from "gulp" to great! Put your nervousness to the side, and entrust your skill improvement to the ultra-experienced instructors. Beginner novices (levels 1-5) will benefit from basic lessons. Advanced skiers and snowboarders (levels 6-9) can build on their current skills and learn new tricks. Experts (levels 8-9) are able to receive rigorous coaching.

Ski Reports

Northstar-at-Tahoe Snow Report

Hours & Seasons

Lift Operation: 8 am - 4 pm

Facilities & Services

Browse the high-quality snowboarding goods at the Burton store. This is a big name in snowboarding for a reason, and you'll find apparel galore, hard goods, and the Burton Demo experience. The Butterbox shop is another dedicated provider of all things snowboarding. Keep it edgy with street wear brands like RVCA and Nikita. You'll find summer apparel aplenty here too, like flip flops, bikinis, and skate shoes.

Rentals

Choose from several rental equipment packages based on your specific skill level, size, and preferred sport. You can rent equipment for a full day, half a day, multiple days, or unlimited amounts of times during the season. In addition to skis, poles, snowboards, and boots, you can also rent jackets, pants, and helmets.

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Northstar California Resort Trail Map

  • Northstar at Tahoe Ski Resort Trail Map
  • User Average Review

    Overall:
    4.25
    Location:
    4
    Fun Factor:
    5
    Service:
    4
    Value:
    4

    Based on 1 review

    Rating Distribution

    4.3 out of 5 Stars

    100.0% recommended it

    Northstar California Resort Reviews

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    Joey McCoy

    Joined: August 2011

    Overall:
    4.25
    Location:
    4
    Fun Factor:
    5
    Service:
    4
    Value:
    4

    Would recommend to a friend

    Date visited: 3/12

    Great skiing and village type setting

    Northstar is a great skiing option, especially if you’re in North Lake Tahoe. Actually, if you’re in North Lake, then it really is the best option. They put a lot of money into this place and you can really tell. The hotels here are so nice. It’s basically its own village surrounded by mountains with shopping, restaurants and hotels. The skiing here is really good too. One of the better places to ski in Lake Tahoe. But don’t expect views like at Heavenly or anything. The views here don’t compare to that, but it’s great skiing. More of a place for advanced skiers, the slopes are mostly blacks. Definitely a great place to hit up for a day if you’re looking for somewhere good to ski, but I wouldn’t recommend skiing an entire weekend just in Northstar.

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