General Information & Lodging Reservations: 1.800.GO.NORTH (466.6784)
24-hour Snow Phone:  530.562.1330
Twitter: @SkiNorthstar
  • Driving Directions:  Hwy 267 @ Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96160
  • GPS:  5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Mailing:  PO Box 129, Truckee, CA 96160
  • Shipping: 50 Trimont Lane, Truckee, CA 96160
  • Air Access:  Reno-Tahoe International Airport (45 minutes); Sacramento Airport (1.75 hours); San Francisco Airport (3.5 hours); Oakland Airport (3.5 hours)
  • 100 trails – 33% advanced, 56% intermediate, 11% beginner
  • 3,170 acres of terrain
  • Longest run = 1.4 miles (2.09 km) – Logger’s Loop
  • Nine 1-mile long (1.6 km, 220 acres) advanced runs on The Backside
  • Lookout Mountain – 443 acres of advanced terrain; opened January 2001
  • 344 acres of backcountry terrain (Sawtooth Ridge) open for experts when conditions permit
  • 7 advanced gladed runs:  The Camp Glade, Sugar Pine Glade, Monument Glade, Comstock Glade, Rendezvous Glade, Lookout Glade and Sawmill Glade
  • Expanded beginner teaching area featuring sculpted Smart Terrain™ that the resort has successfully demonstrated helps improve the learning curve for beginning skiers and snowboarders.
  • Park Designer:  Northstar Terrain Park Crew and Snow Park Technologies (SPT)
  • Seven Terrain Parks (all terrain park features are rated small, medium or large)
  • Burton Progression Park (small and medium)
  • Moonshine (small)
  • The Straits (large)
  • Pinball (medium and large)
  • Pipeline (large)
  • The Stash (small, medium and large)
  • Lil’ Stash (small)
  • Halfpipe
  • New Burton “Riglet” park for 3-6 year olds featuring terrain-based learning areas
 LIFTS – 20 total (Uphill capacity of 37,891 skiers per hour)
  • Two gondolas (one express, one pulse)
  • One six-pack express
  • Seven express quad chairlifts
  • Two triple chairlifts
  • One fixed grip quad chairlift
  • Two surface lifts
  • Five Magic Carpets
  • Base = 6,330 feet (1,929 meters)
  • Summit = 8,610 feet (2,624 meters)
  • Vertical = 2,280 feet (695 meters)
  • Average Annual Snowfall = 350 inches (9 meters)
  • A variety of on-mountain dining facilities, including mid-mountain and summit day lodges, as well as the new Zephyr Lodge
  • Ski & Snowboard School for children and adults
  • Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Center offering 35km of groomed and tracked trails (includes track, skate, snowshoe and Telemark)
  • Two rental equipment shops (Village and mid-mountain)
  • Two demo centers (Village and mid-mountain)
  • Complimentary on-site shuttle service
  • Licensed childcare for kids ages 2+ (license no. 293610610)
  • Village at Northstar™ featuring unique shops and restaurants, bars, grocers, overnight ski storage, locker room, two movie theaters and WiFi Internet access
  • Apex Bungy trampoline
  • Experiential opportunities including candle, mosaic, teddy bear making and pottery painting
  • 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink (ice skating in winter; roller skating in summer)
  • On-site gas station
  • Recreation Center with outdoor heated lap pool, outdoor spas, saunas, fitness center and teen center (for Northstar Resort lodging guests only)
  • Lift-accessed tubing hill
  • More than 5,000 square feet of on-site, year-round conference and banquet facilities with experienced event planners
  • State-of-the-art Snowell tuning facility for skis and snowboards
  • Day storage lockers and complimentary overnight ski and board check
  • Largest snowmaking system of any resort in North Lake Tahoe covering more than 50 percent of Northstar Resort’s 100 trails
  • More than 220 on-site lodging units for rent through Northstar Central Reservations, 1.800.GO.NORTH (466.6784). Accommodations range from condominiums to hotel-style units, to spacious mountain homes with some ski-in/ski-out rentals available.
  • All Northstar Resort lodging guests receive access to the Recreation Center featuring a lap pool, spas, game room, sauna and health club for a small fee.
  • New 1-4 bedroom luxury condominiums in the new Village at Northstar available to rent through Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging.
  • New 2-3 bedroom luxury condominiums available to rent through Hyatt Residence Club.
  • Situated at mid-mountain at Northstar, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe features ski-in/ski-out access, mountain valet services, Manzanita, the resort’s signature restaurant created by renowned San Francisco celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins, and a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center. The year-round resort property includes 170 guest rooms, 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences and Ritz-Carlton Club fractional ownership units.
04 November 2016

Snowmaking to Begin at Best of Tahoe Resorts

Lake Tahoe experienced a 400 percent increase in average rainfall for the month of October according to the National Weather Service, culminating in “the second wettest October in recorded history.” The weather is setting up Tahoe’s most consistent and reliable snow surfaces for the rest of the season by soaking the bases at all three resorts. The October precipitation and cold temperatures, combined with recent snowfall, have created an incredible opportunity to begin snowmaking at Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.