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

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