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Northstar California | Awards & Accolades Northstar California | Awards & Accolades

Accolades + Awards

 

Just because there are no big egos here, doesn't mean we don't like to brag! Here are just some of the national and regional magazines that have given Northstar California props the past few years.

 

2013.2014

Outside Magazine
Editor's Choice 2014 

  • Best Ski Mountain for Families, 2014 Editor's Choice

New York Times
52 Places to Go in 2014

  • #21 Place to Go in 2014

USA Today
January 17, 2014 

  • "Unlike its more extreme North Tahoe neighbors, Northstar excels at offering an approachable ski experience, with mellow runs that are ideal for families and beginners."

Freeskier Magazine
Resort Guide 2014

  • #9 Best Parks

TransWorld Snowboarding
Resort Guide 2014 

  • #9 Overall Resort
  • #6 Best Parks
  • #9 Best Pipes

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2012.2013

WorldBikeParks.com
Top 10 Bike Parks In the World

  • #7 Best Bike Park In the World
Men's Journal
Best Ski Schools in the U.S.
  • The Ski School of the Future

San Francisco Chronicle
13 Best Family Ski Resorts for 2013

  • Top choice for Best Family Ski Resorts
Outside Magazine
The Continent's Best Terrain Parks
  • California Terrain Park Leader

Travel Channel
Top 5 Spots to Snowboard in the World

  • Top 5 Resort

TheKnot.com 
2013 Best of Weddings

  • Best of Weddings Winner
  • Editor's Pick

Family Vacation Critic
2012 Recommendation
s

  • 10 Best Family Ski Resorts

OnTheSnow.com
2012 Visitors Choice Awards

  • Best Park & Pipe in the West

Diablo Magazine 
Best of East Bay Reader's Choice Awards 2012

  • Best Ski Resort

7x7 Insider's Guide to the Best of San Francisco
2012 Five Best Places to Snow Tube

  • Best of Snow Tubing in Tahoe

Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
2012 Best of Truckee and North Tahoe

  • Best Place to Golf and Bike

7x7 Insider's Guide to the Best of San Francisco
2012 Five Best Places to Snow Tube

  • Best of Snow Tubing in Tahoe
 

2011.2012

TransWorld Snowboarding

Head Advertisement

TransWorld Snowboarding
Resort Guide 2012  

  • #8 Overall Resort
  • #6 Best Parks

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TransWorld Snowboarding
Nick Poohachoff rides
Northstar Resort

January 2011

Advertisement: Head
Christophe Schmidt rides
Northstar Resort

2011

SKI Magazine
2011 Top Ten Resorts for Grooming

  • #7 Best Resort for Grooming

OnTheSnow.comOnTheSnow.com
2011 Visitors Choice Awards

  • Best Parks & Pipe in the West"

Outside Magazine 
2011 Best of Issue

  • Best Deals On the Mountain

Diablo Magazine 
Best of East Bay Reader's Choice Awards 2011

  • Best Ski Resort

 

Reno Magazine
2011 Best of Issue

  • Best Slopes

ShremansTravel - Browse Travel DealShermans Travel
2011 Top 10 Family Ski Resorts

  • #10 Family Ski Resort
 
  

2010

SKI Magazine
Resort Guide 2011

  • Ranked #15 Top Resort North America
  • #3 Best Terrain Parks
  • #3 Best Grooming
  • #4 Best Family Programs
  • #8 Best Service
  • #10 Best Lifts

 

TransWorld Snowboarding
Resort Guide 2011  

  • #6 Overall Resort
  • #6 Best Parks
  • #9 Best Pipes

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Sacramento Parent Magazine
2010 Family Faves Awards

  • #1 Family Friendly Ski Resort

 

Reno News & Review
Best of Reno Reader's Survey 2010

  • #1 Best Mountain Biking
  • #2 Best Snowboarding
  • #2 Best Ski Resort
  • #2 Best Skiing

TransAm Transworld Snowboarding
2010  

  • Best Park Winner

Northern California Meetings & Events Magazine
2010 Readers' Choice Best of the Industry Awards

  • Best Year-Round Resort - Editor's Pick

Away.com
Top Ten Mountain Resorts for Summer Fun 2010

  • #1 Mountain Resort for Summer Fun

Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
2010 Best of Truckee and North Tahoe

  • Best Employer

 

Diablo MagazineDiablo Magazine 
Best of East Bay Reader's Choice Awards 2010

  • Best Ski Resort

OnTheSnow.comOnTheSnow.com
2010 Visitors Choice Awards

  • Favorite Terrain Park In Far West

Family Ski Hub
2010 Top 20 Family Ski Resorts

  • #11 Family Ski Resort

ShremansTravel - Browse Travel DealShermans Travel
2010 Top 10 Family Ski Resorts

  • #10 Family Ski Resort

Mountain Bike Action
April 2010 issue

  • The Best Park of the West

Tennis Magazine
2010

  • Top 50 U.S. Tennis Resorts
  

2009

Transworld Snowboarding
Resort Guide 2010  

  • Ranked #8 Best Parks
  • Ranked #7 Best Pipes
  • Ranked #8 Overall Resort

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SKI Magazine
December 2009

  • "The Ultimate Guide to Tahoe"
SKI Magazine
Resort Guide 2010
  • Ranked #16 Top Resort in the West
  • #2 Best Terrain Parks
  • #4 Best Grooming
  • #4 Best Family Programs
  • #6 Best Service
  • “best village at a resort in California”

KCRA 3 A-List
2009 My Getaway City Voter

Sacramento News & Review
Reader's Survey 2009

  • Ranked #2 Best Ski Resort

Reno News & Review
Best of Reno Reader's Survey 2009

  • #1 Best Mountain Biking
  • #2 Best Snowboarding
  • #2 Best Ski Resort
  • #3 Best Skiing

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Safety Awards 2009

Skiing Magazine
October 2009

  • Ranked #6 Best Park

Diablo Magazine
Best of the East Bay 2009

  • Reader's Pick - Best Ski Resort (Fun & Nightlife)

SKI Magazine
Reader Poll, October 2009

  • Ranked #2 among the Best Terrain Parks
  • Ranked #4 among Best Grooming

National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)
Silver Eagle Awards 2009

  • Finalist - Fish & Wildlife Habitat Protection
  • Finalist - Visual Impact

 

SkiResorts.com
November 2009

  • Noted in Skiresorts.com's "The 'Best' for Your Little Ones"

Ski Area Management (SAM) Terrain Park Contest
2009

  • Winner

The Ski ChannelThe Ski Channel
Gnarly 99: Trails with Superpowers

  • Ranked among the top 99 “gnarliest trails” - Stampede

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Sierra Sun 
Best Of 2009

  • Best Place to Take Kids

Reno Magazine
December 2009

  • Best Ski Deal for Women

FamilySkiHub.com
Top 20 Family Ski Resorts 2009

  • Ranked 11th among the Top 20 Family Ski Resorts

WRAPWaste Reduction Awards Program 
2009 Winner

TennisResortsOnline.com
Top Tennis Resorts and Camps 2009

  • Top 25 Tennis Resorts in the World
  • Top 50 Tennis Camps in the World
 
  
2008

Transworld Snowboarding Top Three ResortsTransworld Snowboarding Magazine - 2008.09 Reader Poll
November 2008

  • Rated #3 in North America for best park
  • Rated #3 in North America for best halfpipe
  • Rated #3 in North America for best overall resort

TennisResortsOnline.com – 2008

  • Top 25 Tennis Resorts in the World
  • Top 50 Tennis Camps in the World

 

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Reader Poll, October 2008
  • Ranked #23 Top Resort in the West
  • The Lowdown: The new village is terrific. A nice mountain that grows on you.

Reno News & Review
Best of Reno Reader's Survey 2008

  • Ranked #2 Best Ski Resort
  • Ranked #2 Best Snowboarding
  • Ranked #2 Best Mountain Biking
    Ranked #3 Best Skiing

08-ski-mag-0809-DeerValleySKI Magazine - Special Feature
"Northstar Rising.
The Next Deer Valley?"

November 2008

Orbitz Travel Blog - Best of the West
November 2008

  • Ranked Top Resort Family Friendly
  • Top Resort for Beginner, Intermediate,
    Terrain Park, Close to Airport, and Groomers

ShremansTravel - Browse Travel DealShermans Travel
February 2009

  • Ranked #7 Top 10 Family Ski Resorts

 

Diablo Magazine
Best of the East Bay 2008

  • Reader's Pick Best Ski Resort

2007

Ski Magazine

Parents Magazine

Snowboarding Magazine

Freeskier Magazine

Top 5 Resorts
To Stretch Your
Ski Season

March/April 2008

10 Super Ski Resorts
The best winter wonderlands
for families.

November 2007

Featured: The Matix Rail
Today's progression rail
building capabilities.

December 2007

Luxury in the Mountains
Among Tahoe's Premier
Destinations

November 2007

Men's Fitness Magazine
Feburary 2008

  • Lake Tahoe The World’s Winter-Adventure Capital

TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine
2007.08 Annual Reader Poll

  • Ranked #6 Best Parks
  • Ranked #5 Best Pipe
  • Ranked #5 Overall Snowboard Resort

Reno Gazette Journal – 2007
Best of Reno

  • Ranked #2 Best Place to Cross Country Ski
  • Ranked #3 Best Resort for Skiers
  • Ranked #2 Best Resort for Boarders

NSAA Annual “Heads Up” National Ski Area
Safety Awards – 2007

  • Voted “Best Safety Week Program”

Ski MagazineSki Magazine
October 2007

  • Ranked #30 Top Resort
  • Great Family Mountain
  • No Hassles - Just Fun

FREESKIER Magazine – 2007 Park Guide

  • Ranked #2 Terrain Park

TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine
2007 Resort Guide

  • TransWorld Snowboarding MagazineRanked #4 Best Parks
  • Ranked #4 Best Pipe
  • Ranked #6 Overall Snowboard Resort

FREESKIER Magazine
2007 “The Best of the Best in North America”

  • Ranked #9 Best Parks

Far West Ski Racing
Bill Mackey Award

  • Best Ski Resort

2006

FREESKIER Magazine – February 2006

  • Ranked # 7 in the top 18 terrain parks in the nation

TransWorld Snowboarding
2006 Resort Guide

  • Ranked #7 Best Parks
  • Ranked #9 Best Pipes
  • Ranked #10 Best Overall Resort

Diablo Magazine
2006 Best of the East Bay

  • Best Ski Resort
  • Best Place to Learn to Ski/Ride

SkiSnowboard.com
2006 Top Ten Lists

  • #2 Beginners
  • #4 Tree Skiing
  • #6 Children’s Programs
  • #8 Early-Season Snow

Reno Gazette Journal
2006 Best of Reno

  • Ranked #2 Best Place to Cross Country Ski
  • Ranked #3 Best Resort for Skiers
  • Ranked #2 Best Resort for Boarders

SKI Magazine
2006 Reader Resort Survey

  • Ranked #23 in North America on a list of

Top 50 Resorts

  • Ranked #4 Overall for Families
  • Ranked #5 Overall for Terrain Parks

The Weekly
May 2006

  • Best New Terrain- Lookout Mountain
  • Ten Best Runs- Martis

Reno News & Review
2005 Best of Northern Nevada

  • Ranked #2 Best Snowboarding

Mountain Living – February 2006

  • Best Kid’s Ski School

 

2004.2005

SKI Magazine
2005 Reader Resort Survey

  • Ranked #5 in the West for family programs
  • Ranked #25 in North America on a list of

Bay Area Parent Magazine
2004.05 Best of the Best

  • Family Favorite Winner: Best Ski Resort
    Location

Top 60 Resorts

  • Ranked #17 Best Food
  • Ski instructor Malcolm Ridenour named in the top 100 ski instructors

USA Today
2004 Ski Guide

  • Ranked #2 Best Beginner Trails
  • Ranked #3 Best Family-Friendly Resort

City Sports Magazine
January 2005 - Best of the Bay

  • #1 Best Terrain Park

Southwest Spirit Magazine
November 2004

  • Ranked #1 Best Place for Beginners



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