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 quintessential laid-back California luxury and style. Deemed the ‘Best Resort for Families’ by both Outside Magazine and Forbes and North Lake Tahoe’s top-ranked resort for 2015 by SKI Magazine, Northstar is a favorite among parents and children; and with accommodations exuding unparalleled mountain elegance – throughout The Village at Northstar as well as within slopeside-located Constellation Residences at Northstar, a Rock Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe – Northstar continues to offer skiers the best of the Lake Tahoe experience.
During summer 2015, Northstar’s Big Springs Express Gondola is undergoing a makeover and mechanical update. Located at the base of the mountain in The Village at Northstar, both portals of the Gondola are being renovated to enhance the guests’ experience in regards to both style of the gondola terminals, and efficiency of travel time to and from mid-mountain.
tōst – Daily Bubbles on the Slopes
Daily throughout the winter season, Northstar hosts tōst, a celebratory culinary tradition that redefines the art of the daily toast. Celebrating the mountains, Lake Tahoe and the tradition of toasting to friends and family, Northstar invites guests to raise their flutes and sip bubbles each day on East Ridge run at 2 p.m. Luxurious, whimsical and an ode to fun in the mountains, tōst is reflective of the authentic atmosphere of “California laid-back luxury” found only at Northstar. New for 2015-2016, every aspect of the daily tradition will be enhanced from the employee uniforms to the décor. Select dates will also feature live music.
Primo – Carte Blanche Access to Premier Services, Amenities, Adventure and Experiences
Northstar’s Primo Private Lesson invites guests to enjoy carte blanche access to the mountain – such as distinct privileges to exclusive on-mountain dining, detailed amenities and preferred access to Northstar’s recognized echelon of world-class instructors and guides. The Primo Private Lesson begins with the Northstar Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center’s (AGL) concierge experts, where consultations are unique to each guest’s requests. From equipment assistance to guided tours, lessons, lunch reservations, spa appointments, childcare and beyond, Northstar’s concierge team works with each guest to create a seamless vacation experience of a lifetime. From beginner through expert, skiing and riding is experienced with ease and convenience: guests receive first-class ski lift priority, slope access, dining privileges and preferential introduction to Northstar’s select team of world-class mountain guides and instructors.
Mountain Table Features California-Sourced Cuisine
Epicureans are invited to discover the essence of Northstar’s laid-back California luxury through Mountain Table, the mountaintop culinary experience at Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge, which features an entire menu of California-sourced ingredients. Offered on six separate occasions from December through March, each mountaintop dinner presents a feast for the senses, celebrating the best of California’s freshly-sourced produce, meats and seasonal ingredients – masterfully paired with regional artisan wines, craft beers, and distilled spirits. Dinner is served in The Zephyr Lodge, which is renowned for its refined mountain elegance and unmistakable, panoramic view of the Sierra Nevada’s Pacific Crest through floor-to-ceiling windows. Each Mountain Table dinner will donate proceeds to one of North Lake Tahoe’s non-profit foundations.
Family Après Snow Play
Northstar’s Family Après Snow Play offers an arena of interactive snow sculptures and features, fun kid-centric coaching and play with Northstar’s professional instructors, music and a festive atmosphere ideal for families and children. Located at The Village Overlook above the skate arena, the Après Snow Play area allows for additional activities during select weekends and holidays.
Holiday Tree Lights, Northern Lights and Noel Nights
Northstar California will usher in the spirit of the holidays commencing with the celebratory Tree Lighting Ceremony during the weekend after Thanksgiving Day. The tried-and-true family tradition invites guests to The Village at Northstar for kid-friendly activities, S’mores, sleigh rides, holiday music and the piece de resistance – the official lighting of the Holiday Tree. The second annual Northern Lights festival on December 12 welcomes guests to The Village at Northstar where festivities and entertainment include a wide array of light-filled revelry and live music until the crescendo of the Fireworks Grand Finale.Northern Lights offers the perfect complement to one of the Tahoe region’s most celebrated traditions, Noel Nights. Offered four evenings throughout December, Noel Nights invites families and friends to partake in classic holiday celebrations and activities – such as horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday caroling, ice skating, photos with Santa Claus, special shopping and dining events and more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]