The Way It Should Be – For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere.

Halfway between one of North America’s coolest mountain towns and one of the world’s most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe’s premier luxury snowsports experience.Upscale shopsrefined dining and Lake Tahoe’s only five-star slopeside lodging is married to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier (and world-class terrain parks to keep the kids busy).

Those who come to Northstar know what they’re looking for. Sometimes it’s adventure, sometimes it’s to learn, sometimes it’s to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. No matter what that experience is, they’ll find it to be exactly the way it should be.



  • Trail Classification

  • Beginner: 13%
  • Intermediate: 60%
  • Advanced: 27%
  • Skiable Acres: 3,170
  • Trails: 97
  • Lifts: 20
  • Terrain Parks: 7
  • Elevation

  • Village 6,330′
  • Base 6,800′
  • Summit 8,610′
  • Snow

  • Average Snowfall: 350 inches
  • Snowmaking: 50% – largest system in North Lake Tahoe


As their North Tahoe ambassador, Northstar embodies Vail Resorts’ core value to “do good.” A leader of sustainability and philanthropy, Northstar works with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation to enrich the lives of North Tahoe’s residents and visitors through hundreds of nonprofit endeavors and funds that protect and nurture the Tahoe Basin and its’ communities. Proclaiming this year’s EpicPromise to grow their environmental stewardship, Northstar integrates their efforts with the goals and hopes of the residents and visitors of their mountain paradise. Engaging their employees in programs like EpicVolunteers, inspiring their guests through their Green Bucks program and steadily cutting their energy use are all examples of Northstar’s high impact. Don’t expect the innovation to stop either, Northstar’s dedication to environmental stewardship and community involvement is here to stay.


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  • 2019/2020 Tahoe50 Perks

  • Transferable Direct-to- lift pass
  • No black out dates
  • Dedicated Tahoe50 Resort Liaison
  • Day-Use Locker – Platinum locker room
  • Platinum Club Lane Access
  • Donor Appreciation Experience
  • 6 Ski with Friends tickets
  • Schaffer’s Camp  – Offered by Tahoe Mountain Club *
  •  * Black Out Dates Subject to Change