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Northstar at Tahoe (also called Northstar-at-Tahoe) is a year-round resort situated near the North Shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California, approximately 200 mi (320 km) from the San Francisco Bay Area. The 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) resort features 2,280 ft (690 m) vertical drop downhill terrain accessed by 19 lifts (including 8 express […]

Northstar at Tahoe (also called Northstar-at-Tahoe) is a year-round resort situated near the North Shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California, approximately 200 mi (320 km) from the San Francisco Bay Area. The 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) resort features 2,280 ft (690 m) vertical drop downhill terrain accessed by 19 lifts (including 8 express lifts), a snowmaking system, a cross-country center, the new Village at Northstar, on-site lodging and summer activities including an 18-hole golf course and a lift-served mountain bike park.

Since 2010, Northstar has been owned by Vail Resorts, which also operates Heavenly Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe and four other ski resorts in Colorado, including Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek. Over the last several years, Northstar-at-Tahoe has transformed into a year-round mountain resort including a new Ski in/Ski out village featuring a variety of shops, restaurants, art galleries, jewelry boutiques, luxury condominiums and a 9,000 sq ft (840 m2) skating rink. There are plans to further expand the terrain with the cutting of new runs and the addition of new lifts. Recently, a new Ritz-Carlton opened to provide luxury accommodations

Northstar is just five miles to Lake Tahoe town and its casinos, live entertainment, world-class dining and nightlife. The small mountain village of Truckee is just 7 miles away and offers good value lodging, quaint shops and art galleries, restaurants, cafes and historical spots.

Resort Statistics


Skiable Acres:
2,420Base Elevation:
6,330 ft / 1929 m
Vertical Drop:
2,280ft (695m)
Mid-mtn Elevation:
6,800 ft / 2073 m
Annual Snowfall:
350in (9m)
Summit Elevation
8,610 ft / 2624 m
Snowmaking coverage:
50%Trails & Classification
Number of Trails:
Total Lifts:
Express Lifts:
27 %
Tubing Lifts:
Surface Lifts:
6Double Chairs:
Lift Capacity: 34,799 passengers/hr
Triple Chairs:
1Trails and Slopes
Longest run is 1.3 miles (2.09 kilometers) — Logger’s Loop
Seven advanced runs on the backside of Mt. Pluto with serveral over 1 mile-long (1.6km).
Lookout Mountain – 200 acres (81 hectares) of advanced terrain; opened Jan of 2001
240 acres of backcountry terrain (Sawwtooth Ride) open for experts when conditions permit
Terrain Parks and Pipes
1 Superpipe
1 halfpipe
5 Terrain parks
Logger’s Loop
Magic Moguls
Paw Parks
Snowskate Park
ClimateAverage annual snowfall is 350 inches (9 meters)
Average daytime high temperature from November through April is 43f (6c)
Average overnight low temperature from November through April is 21f (-6C)




Truckee Tahoe Inn, 2+ star

This economical hotel is within 10 miles of several Tahoe-area ski areas, including Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Lakeview, and Donner Ski Ranch. Lake Tahoe is 12 miles from the hotel.
Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn offers an outdoor swimming pool in a courtyard with barbecue grills. A spa tub, fitness equipment, and a sauna are also on site.
The hotel provides a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. A café court features a fireplace, Pizza Hut Express, and beer and wine selections.
All guestrooms at Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn include complimentary wireless Internet access, satellite TV with HBO, pay movies, and video-game consoles (surcharge). Guestrooms also include refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemaker, hair dryers, bathrobes, and irons/ironing boards.




Cedar House Sport Hotel – Truckee, 4*

Superb quality accommodation at a great price, located less than 25km from Northstar, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl and Alpine Meadows ski areas.
There is a free regular shuttle to Northstar however we strongly recommend a retal car when staying here.
Rooms are a mix of queen and king suites and all feature a European bedding system with luxurious linens and individual down comforters imported from Germany, pillow top mattresses, combed Egyptian cotton robes and towels, spa bath amenities, in room safes, refrigerators, fresh ground coffee, Flat screen LCD televisions, Cable TV and Pay per view movies complimentary wireless and high speed internet with in room keyboards.
European Continental Breakfast featuring fresh breads, pastries, yogurt, fresh fruit, cold cuts and cheese
Outdoor Spa
Full Bar in Lobby
Meeting Room
Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout hotel
Front Desk, concierge and guest service staff

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Northstar at Tahoe, 4 star

Ski in / ski out, walking distance, or a very short shuttle ride to the slopes.
260-units ranging from hotel style rooms to six-bedroom homes. Each unit is uniquely decorated in a comfortable mountain theme and equipped with direct dial phones, TV and VCR, all linens, hair dryer, iron, ironing board and washer and dryer access.
All units, except Village Rooms, feature fireplaces, and fully equipped kitchens with dishes, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, towels, soap and dishwasher detergent. All lodging guests can enjoy Northstar’s free on-site shuttle service and access to the Swim and Racquet Club.
– Free ice or roller skating and complimentary skate rental (two skate rentals per room)
– 24-hour front desk reception mid-December to April
– Complimentary priority lift line access
– Complimentary overnight Ski & Board Storage in the Village at Northstar

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, 4+ star

Discover an alpine paradise at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Nestled within the Sierra Mountain Range at Incline Village, the stunning locale of this Four Diamond Lake Tahoe hotel is the ideal setting for year-round pampering.
Tempt Lady Luck in the Casino, ease tired muscles with a deep-tissue massage in our world-class spa, or hit the nearby ski slopes at Diamond Head or Northstar. From delicious cuisine and inviting guestrooms to luxurious amenities and services, you’ll experience an incomparable mountain escape at our Hyatt hotel in Lake Tahoe.
Spacious guestrooms include one king or two queen signature Hyatt Grand Beds™, fitted with pampering linens over plush pillow-top mattresses, in addition to Hyatt iPod stereo, Portico amenities and daily newspaper.

hyatt bedroom