Northstar at Tahoe

PO Box 129, Truckee , CA (Driving Directions to Northstar at Tahoe)
Last Updated: 10/20/2016 8:46 PM

Northstar at Tahoe Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 13 Beginner
  • 58 Intermediate
  • 26 Advanced
Northstar at Tahoe is a ski resort located on the north side of Lake Tahoe in California. Nineteen lifts service its 92 trails and 3,000 acres. Northstar has a large selection of both novice, intermediate and advanced terrain. The right side of the resort is especially catered to advanced skiers, with almost exclusively black diamonds, tough glades and bumps. Intermediates ... will mostly want to stick to the left side, with groomed cruisers, and to the very left, a large area dedicated to parks and pipes. Northstar at Tahoe is a complete resort, with the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in addition to other on mountain lodging, a tubing hill, extended slopeside dining options, daycare, spa/fitness center, and snowmaking. In the summer, Northstar offers lift assisted hiking and biking, golf, a ropes course, and a kids adventure day camp. Northstar at Tahoe is a destination resort that is due to please even the most picky. Read more

Northstar at Tahoe Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Northstar at Tahoe Operations


Plan to Open 11/18

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 19

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 97

Weekend Hours


Northstar at Tahoe Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,330 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,280 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

8,610 ft

Northstar at Tahoe Ski Pictures and Photos

Northstar at Tahoe Reviews & Tips (7)

The trees along the edges are amazing along the back side of Northstar
Northstar at Tahoe review written Feb 03 2016 - 09:23 PM
Basil Advanced Skier
Super expensive!!! Where are the multi day ski pass deals?
Northstar at Tahoe review written Dec 04 2013 - 07:53 PM
JT Intermediate Snowboarder
My advice for Matt, is to buy a Local Pass for $400. It paid for itself on one trip to Vail this year, and Heavenly, Kirkwood, and North Star were all gravy. Backside of Northstar in the early afternoon (Burnout) was the bomb. Long, empty run with great texture. Northstar had the best snow coverage and texture the the other two resorts for the week of Feb 24.
Northstar at Tahoe review written Mar 06 2013 - 05:44 PM
Michael Carno Advanced Snowboarder
Northstar is great--season pass is the way to go if you are able to ski more than 5 or 6 days. Especially now that Vail Resorts has aquired Kirkwood. I have myself, my husband, and 5 kids on the mountain and like someone mentioned before, the trails are well marked and there are great runs for all levels. Everything seems easy to get to. We will definately be buying passes again next year.
Northstar at Tahoe review written Mar 18 2012 - 10:28 PM
Amy Advanced Skier
Amazing place for families! Kids ski school is terrific and the kids loved, my husband and I loved all levels of skiing available!
Northstar at Tahoe review written Feb 29 2012 - 08:31 AM
Kelley Intermediate Skier
I love this place! Bought 3 lessons but only did 1.5 and skiing blues everywhere! No resort has better customer service! We did Squaw last wkend and Hevenly the wkend prior, neither compare! It may be pricey but at least they have signs for each trail so you can't get lost..... It's safe and elegant!
Northstar at Tahoe review written Feb 28 2012 - 07:25 AM
Drina Intermediate Skier
Stay high on the mountain until the end of the day.
Northstar at Tahoe review written Feb 20 2011 - 07:32 PM
Tiffany Advanced Skier

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