A four-season vacation destination, Northstar California Resort draws visitors with its 3,170 skiable acres, variety of luxury and family lodging accommodations, restaurants focused on fresh, house-made cuisine and superb culinary traditions, and a wide variety of fine boutique shops – all of which are charmingly set in the atmosphere of a magnificent mountainside village that imparts a true sense of relaxed California luxury. Named the best mountain for families by Outside Magazine, the resort features award-winning children’s programs, world-class coaching and private lessons, alpine, Telemark and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowshoe star tours, tubing, and much more.

run-icon RUNS

100  Total

green-icon 11% Beginner Terrain

blue-icon 56% Intermediate Terrain

grey-icon 33% Advanced Terrain

halfpipe-icon 7 Terrain Parks

lifts-icon LIFTS

surface-icon 7 Surface Lifts

3-icon 2 Triple Chairs

4-icon 8 Quad Chairs

6-icon 1 Six Pack Chair

check-icon Gondola

pie-icon STATS

350″ Average Snowfall

8,610′ Summit Elevation

2,280′ Vertical Drop

3,170 Total Acres

40 mi Distance from Airport


17 mi  Squaw | Alpine

22 mi  Mt. Rose

39 mi  Heavenly

55 mi  Sierra-at-Tahoe

73 mi  Kirkwood

30 Inches of New Snow at the Lake Tahoe ski resorts
It’s been a great end to the week, as the Lake Tahoe ski resorts received 20-30 inches of snow in just over a 24 hour period, bringing average season snowfall totals to 26 feet! ...
Orange County can now fly non-stop to Reno on Alaska Airlines
Dear Orange County, We’re so excited to hear about Alaska Air’s new non-stop flight from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Orange County starting March 16, 2016
The cats have been uncaged!
Northstar California's snowcats are ready for Opening Day on November 20. Are you?
Top 10 Things to Do at Northstar
1) Shred perfect groomers: With the largest snowmaking and grooming fleet on the North Shore, Northstar California’s snow surfaces team is second-to-none. Enjoy cool, comfortable...
What's New at Northstar California
With capital investments surpassing $30 million throughout the past five years, Northstar California Resort is Lake Tahoe’s premier destination for guests in search of quintessen...
On Mountain Dining at Northstar
Every meal is an opportunity to raise the bar on the ski resort dining experience. That’s the philosophy of Northstar California’s team of culinary experts, led by Executive Ch...
An Introduction to Northstar California
Picture a perfect blue bird day in the Sierra Nevada. Fresh powder or crisp, perfectly-groomed corduroy beneath your skis. Picture a glass of complimentary champagne, raised high i...
Ski School Programs at Northstar California
The spirit of Adventure, Guiding, & Learning is continuing at Norhtstar California’s Ski & Snowboard School. Regardless of your skill level, spending a day or two with our profes...
Winter Events at Northstar California
Another season, another great series of events on the slopes at Northstar California Resort. There’s always something happening at the North Shore’s most distinctive resort, no...

Laid Back Luxury at Northstar California

A first-class experience all the way, Northstar California Resort spares no expense. The community village features an ice skating rink, a movie theater, a variety of dining and shopping options, and epitomizes signature California laid-back luxury in a comfortable, family-fun-filled environment. While the kids skate, you can relax in rink-side cabanas and sipping signature cocktails.
Northstar’s world-class ski and snowboard instructors will help your kids hone their skills as you explore the 3,170 skiable acres of Northstar with family and friends. Keep your eyes peeled - because of their world-renown terrain park features, you may catch a glimpse of Olympic Gold Medalist and Tahoe local David Wise shredding through the halfpipe.
Let everything else fade away as you take frequent breaks to soak in the scenic beauty of North Lake Tahoe and savor the culinary excellence of Northstar.
Stay slopeside at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, offering the best dining experiences in all of Tahoe, be sure to raise your flutes for a celebratory Champagne toast on East Ridge run at 2 p.m. daily, and enjoy complimentary S’mores at day’s end in the Village at Northstar. Welcome to Northstar California Resort, one of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America.