North Star Ski Resort Review

Northstar Ski Resort, also called Northstar at Tahoe, is located in the Lake Tahoe area of the California High Sierras. It's just six miles north of Lake Tahoe at Truckee and 200 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area. If you haven't been there in a while you should get back and see the Village at Northstar. Included in this are 35 restaurants, shops and galleries and a 9000 square foot skating rink.

More additions to Northstar include mountain expansion with new slopes and lifts. Roads are being widened and new ones being added. Parking lots are getting bigger and transportation from parking to slopes has improved.

The ski area at Northstar includes 92 runs covering 2480 acres. There are 19 different lifts, transporting 34,799 skiers per hour, and 7 terrain parks. There is something for everyone at Northstar with plenty of beginner and intermediate runs on the front of the mountain and eight, mile long, vertical black diamond runs on the backside. They also have plenty of trails for cross country skiers and snowshoers, about twenty five miles of them. These trails are equipped with warming huts and picnic sites featuring views of Lake Tahoe. The lift accessed tubing hill is another way to get down a hill, and have fun doing it.

The ski runs are 13% beginners, 60% intermediate and 27% advanced. The longest run, Logger's Loop, is 1.4 miles long. The vertical drop of this mountain is 2,280 feet with an annual snow fall of 350 inches. They are proud owners of the largest snowmaking system of any resort in North Lake Tahoe servicing about 50% of the slopes.

Northstar has four main ski areas, the Backside, Mount Pluto, the Northwest Territory and Lookout Mountain. The terrain parks are full of boxes, hips, rails and a 400-foot superpipe.

Northstar Ski Resort.
Northstar Ski Resort.
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Northstar Ski Resort is a year round facility with over a hundred miles of downhill mountain biking trails, lift accessed. There are 50 different bike trails and 3 lifts. Northstar summer fun also includes golf, lift rides, roller skating, hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing and tennis. When it's time to relax, take in an outdoor movie.

Lodging at Northstar Ski Resort is available in all price ranges, from budget hotel rooms to mountain homes and everything in between. Choose from the new Village luxury condominiums, the Ritz-Carlton Highlands and the new Northstar Lodge - Hyatt Residence Club. Lodging at the village features ski-in and ski-out access. Thanks to the new The Big Easy chair the Ritz-Carlton Highlands now has ski-in ski-out access also. Commuting from the Ritz to the Village is now easy thanks to the Highlands Gondola. The mountain homes use a complimentary shuttle service to get you to the slopes and back.

As with most ski resorts, Northstar has all the rental shops, repair shops and retail shops you would ever need for a week or two of skiing, biking, skating, golfing or anything else you plan to do during your visit.

The main phone number for Northstar Ski REsort is 800-466-6784 and you can reach general information at 530-562-1010. The winter season is mid November to mid April.

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