Incredible tree skiing, a progression of terrain parks, Northstar's 22-Foot Superpipe designed by Shaun White, unique shops, restaurants and more will all contribute to your experience in the mountains. Consider following our 4 Perfect Days Itinerary to make the most out of your stay at Northstar California Resort.
Breakfast - The smell will be enough to convince you to get a Belgian waffle from one of the EuroSnack kiosks in the Village at Northstar. Grab one on your way to the lifts and watch everyone else drool as you walk by.
Morning Activity - Whatever your skiing or riding goals are, the new Adventure, Guiding & Learning Center in the Village at Northstar can help you achieve them. Whether your experience level is expert, advanced or novice, the Adventure Center offers private, semi-private and group lessons for adults and kids, and can cater to any ability level and learning preference. And, those who want to learn to snowboard or step up their skills will be stoked with what the Burton Snowboard Academy has to offer - shaped terrain to help you feel your edges and progress your skills, one-on-one attention, and a direct link to the culture of snowboarding.
Lunch - Enjoy lunch at the Zephyr Lodge, Northstar's newest on-mountain restaurant. Experience the healthy and unique "Build Your Own" Asian station featuring fresh locally sourced produce, rice or noodles and our house made green coconut curry sauce, Kung Pao, or peanut sauces. With gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options, Northstar's most popular dining experience has something for everyone.
Afternoon Activity - Fun for all ages, you won't want to miss out on Northstar's lift-serviced tubing hill. Link up your tubes or spin your way down, you're sure to enjoy this thrill ride!
Dinner - Sushi loving fans will love the fresh creations offered at Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar in the Village at Northstar. Start with favorites that include the Black & White, Freaky Edamame or BBQ Albacore.
Evening Activity - Feeling creative? Swing by the Villager Candle, Pottery and More in the Village at Northstar to select and paint your own pottery or design a candle.
Breakfast - Stop by TC's Pub for a hearty breakfast before you hit the slopes. If you want to kick start your day, or you're recovering from the night before, start with a Bloody Mary and the Slopeside breakfast sandwich served on a fresh croissant with eggs and your choice of meat.
Morning Activity - When you hit the slopes, follow the sun as you tour around the mountain, starting on the Tahoe Zephyr Express and working your way to The Backside's nine one-mile long advanced leg burners. Don't miss a ride on the new Promised Land Express, Northstar's newest express quad chairlift that provides access to two new intermediate trails, Castle Peak and The Islands, and a new ski pod in the resort's most popular terrain area.
Lunch - Kick back on the deck of the Big Springs Day Lodge with one of Chilly Peppers' house made tostada salads and fresh salsa from the salsa bar. In the mood for something a bit more hearty? Try the Epic Mountain Burger at the Big Springs Day Lodge. This slice of burger heaven features two fresh quarter-pound Certified Angus Beef patties topped with melty organic white cheddar, special sauce and LTO on a fresh baked challah bun. What's more Epic than that?
Afternoon Activity - Enjoy a hot toddy or a "Dirty Snowman" by the outdoor fire pits or take a spin around Northstar's 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink to burn off any left-over energy. Open daily (conditions permitting), skate rentals are available for just $10, and access to the rink is free. Or, if you're looking for something a little more thrilling, fly high into the sky on the Apex Bungy Trampoline located on the Village Overlook.
Dinner - Featuring an American grill, a wide selection of beer and wine, Tavern 6330' is Northstar's newest dining option. Don't miss the build-your-own s'mores bar by the outside fire pit.
Evening Activity - Take a short gondola ride up to the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for evening cocktails in the Living Room.
Breakfast - Hop on the Big Springs Express Gondola at 8am and enjoy a quiet breakfast at the mid-mountain Day Lodge while the groomers finish up the last of their passes. Don't miss the vanilla pancakes before you head out to carve up that fresh corduroy!
Morning Activity - One of the terrain "gems" at Northstar is Lookout Mountain. Advanced skiers and riders shouldn't miss it! Make your way here first thing in the morning for long, leg burning runs, incredible tree skiing when conditions permit, and stunning views of the Martis Valley.
Lunch - Take in the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from the outside deck at the Summit Deck & Grille at the top of the mountain while sinking your teeth into a Summit favorite - the turkey leg. If you're hungry, this one will satiate your appetite. Otherwise, you may want to share.
Afternoon Activity - After tearing it up on the mountain all afternoon, cruise down to the Village right to the door of The Chocolate Bar, known for their famous chocolate martinis, fondue and mini donuts. Or stop in to Petra and sample wines and enjoy small plates.
Dinner - You've successfully worked up an appetite… swing by Rubicon Pizza Company for pizza, pasta and salads. A great place to watch a big game or just sit back and relax, Rubicon has a welcoming vibe and tasty pizzas. The Big Mountain is an all-time favorite, and the Thai Curry is one not to miss if you're into trying something new. Rubicon also has gluten-free pizza options.
Evening Activity - Unwind after a busy day on the mountain at The Village Cinemas, offering popular Hollywood hits presented in ultra stereo or DTS, comfortable seating and a full-service concession stand. The Village Cinemas feature two movie screens, with one containing 96 elevated stadium seats, and the second containing 45 elevated stadium seats.
Alternate Options - Drive six short miles into historic downtown Truckee and explore this quaint mountain town. With a storied history, Bar of America is the iconic watering hole of choice by locals and visitors alike. The Tourist Club is another local hangout known for its marketing of "free beer tomorrow," and the Pour House is a comfy, locally owned wine bar where you're welcome to come in and sample incredible varietals while chatting up other friendly patrons.
Breakfast - Before you get on the hill, grab a gourmet bite at Earthly Delights in the Village at Northstar. This local's favorite deli serves house made treats daily, including savory breakfast sandwiches, bagels, granola, yogurt and more.
Morning Activity - Ready to test your skills on the terrain park features? Start small in the Burton Progression Park! At Northstar, you're encouraged to start small and work your way up. And, don't forget, lessons are encouraged if your goal is to be the next Shaun White.
Lunch - Want to ski through lunch? Stop at one of the EuroSnack kiosks at the summit or mid-mountain for a French hot dog or other tasty treats.
Afternoon Activity - In need of a little rest and relaxation? Stop into Balance Holistic Health for a massage, mani or pedi. Yoga classes are also offered!
Dinner - As your visit winds down, it wouldn't be complete without sampling the fine dining offered at Manzanita at the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu at Manzanita features mountain-inspired California cuisine sourcing organic, sustainable and locally grown meat and produce when possible.
Evening Activity - Offered monthly during the winter season, Northstar's moonlight snowshoe tours are fun for all ages. Featuring a guided nature walk in the snow, live acoustic music, a bonfire, s'mores and hot cocoa, this evening outing is sure to take your breath away as you watch the moon rise through the pines.