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Northstar California

100 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-4203
+1 800-466-6784
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Super Quiet, Like a Ghost Town

I was in the area for a conference. The conference rooms sold out at the Ritz Carlton so extra... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
via mobile
Interesting Place Outside of town of Truckee

Big area to explore - our favorite was the Ritz - you have to go inside but it isn't cheap had to... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Westfield, Massachusetts
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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 shops, refined 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice rink” (25 reviews)
“ski resort” (45 reviews)
“the ritz” (17 reviews)
100 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-4203
+1 800-466-6784
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I was in the area for a conference. The conference rooms sold out at the Ritz Carlton so extra rooms were arranged at Northstar Timber Creek Lodge Lofts. My only complaint was that the Highlands Gondola, which connects the village at Northstar with the Ritz...More

Thank aggiecardinal2014
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Big area to explore - our favorite was the Ritz - you have to go inside but it isn't cheap had to pay to park and had a some wine but what a place. Would love to stay there some day!

Thank westsidebernie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Really loved our place just above Northstar Village - and didn't realize that the ski area was above where we stayed and we could have taken the tram to get there (thought the tram was to the top of the ski slopes). Check-in was an...More

Thank Abnegazar
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Blessed with amazing spring snow, Northstar is a excellent locale for the 'blue skier' I am. One of the best ski holidays ever.

Thank Shane1974
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Took us by surprise how fancy this area was...Sort of a mini Beaver Creek,,,You can see why Vail bought this resort... Many ways to expand and set up for people to spend big bucks while here... Skiing is well thought out and enjoyable... we will...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time on a trip to Lake Tahoe from NY. We thought it was great, from the paid parking lot attendant who directed us to the free lot bc he said the shuttle runs frequently. He was right. The trip through the...More

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good chair lifts, grooming also done well. Never been a fan of the march through the village to get to the lifts, bad idea whoever thought of that years ago. Had a free ski day coupon and the ticket staff struggled to utilize their own...More

Thank rpl64
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Late season - fresh snow and sunny weather. Not too crowded. Fairly quick getting rentals on Sunday but zero wait on Monday. Easy to get to the gondola, lots of runs, lots of places to get food. Friendly staff throughout the resort. We will be...More

Thank 556danaa
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Okay so I purchased the epic Tahoe pass this season so I had access to Northstar, Heavenly & Kirkwood. I went over 20 times this season so these reviews are comparing the 3 resorts. Just some background info! Northstar overall was the worst out of...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I grew up skiing at Northstar, Alpine and Squaw - then moved east and spent more time in Utah and Colorado. So after 20 years decided to spend a week at Northstar. We were impressed. The skiing is not the most difficult but that is...More

Thank Nolads
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Are there beginners intermediate trails?
20 March 2017|
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Response from Ali H | Reviewed this property |
Yes The ski dudes call it flat star as it ideal for learning/improving
Janus L
What is the snow like this year? We are looking to book for Christmas 2016. - thx!
25 November 2016|
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Response from Mary Ann M | Reviewed this property |
They opened thanksgiving and the snow was good. Then they got 15 inches that weekend so it's looking good. Go to Northstar website and they give snow reports.
Vicente B
acommodations and lift tickets
22 December 2015|
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Response from ljlunde | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your budget. Staying at the village will be pricey but you won't have to drive far or not at all. Kings Beach has regular lodging (motel/hotel), and not too far to drive - Truckee is closer, but less lodging... More