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.
6,330 ft / 1929 m
6,800 ft / 2073 m
8,610 ft / 2624 m
50%Trails & Classification
Number of Trails:
Lift Capacity: 34,799 passengers/hr
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
5 Terrain parks
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.
|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.
|Northstar at Tahoe, 4 star
Ski in / ski out, walking distance, or a very short shuttle ride to the slopes.
|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.