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NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA


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

map-iconPROXIMITY

17 mi  Squaw | Alpine

22 mi  Mt. Rose

39 mi  Heavenly

55 mi  Sierra-at-Tahoe

73 mi  Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe Lodging and Activities
Thinking about planning a Lake Tahoe ski & snowboard vacation? Lucky for you, there’s tons of choices around here.
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
Learn to Ski & Ride at the Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
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Over FOUR FEET of New Snow at Lake Tahoe
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Squaw Valley Lodge: Ski-In/Ski-Out Convenience
If you appreciate the ease of slopeside lodging, you’ll want to add Squaw Valley Lodge to your Lake Tahoe bucket list, stat.
Over a Foot of New Snow!
The Ski Lake Tahoe resorts received 3-18 inches of new snow earlier this week, adding to some already terrific early season conditions.
The cats have been uncaged!
Northstar California's snowcats are ready for Opening Day on November 20. Are you?
Ski Lake Tahoe Six-Pack Tickets
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Ask a Tahoe Local
Approximately 65,000 people live in the Lake Tahoe basin. Who are these locals, and how did they get here? What is it about Tahoe that encouraged them to set down roots?
Ski For Free on the Same Day You Arrive
Going on a ski and snowboard vacation is exciting. But sometimes the getting there is less so. Consider this - it doesn’t always have to be that way. Lake Tahoe's celebrated ski ...

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.