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

Ask a Local – Keoki Flagg
In this edition of Ask a Local, meet Keoki Flagg, an award winning, internationally published fine art photographer who calls Lake Tahoe home.
Ask a Local – Todd Offenbacher
Learn why Tahoe Adventure Film Festival founder Todd Offenbacher calls Tahoe home in this edition of the Ask a Local series.
Ask a Local – Corey Rich
Corey Rich is considered one of the most recognized visual storytellers of adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle. Of all the places he could live, he chose Tahoe.
Ask a Local – Amy McCormick
Skiing and snowboarding are often seen as sports dominated by men. So we're pleased to interview a woman in this edition of our Ask A Local blog series.
Ask a Local - TahoeLab
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Ask a Local – Stories from Lake Tahoe
Approximately 65,000 people live in the Lake Tahoe basin. Who are these people, and (with apologies to the Talking Heads), how did they get here?
Top 5 things to do at Lake Tahoe after the lifts close
Check out our top picks for things to do once you’re off the slopes and get inspired for a ski vacation that's more than just skiing and riding. Note: removing your ski boots is ...
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...