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Mountain Stats



Skiable Acres:3,170  Trails:97
Vertical Drop:2,280 ft (695 m)     Beginner:13%  
Elevation (Summit):8,610 ft (2,624 m)     Intermediate:60%
Elevation (Mid-Mtn):6,800 ft (2,073 m)     Advanced:27%
Elevation (Village):6,330 ft (1,929 m)     Longest Run:1.4 miles, Logger's Loop
Winter Season:Mid-Nov. to Mid-April*     Gladed Tree-Skiing:7 trails, 600+ acres
    Avg. Annual Snowfall:350 in (9 m)     Gate-Accessed Advanced
347 acres (Sawtooth Ridge, White Rabbit)*
    Avg. Daytime High:43°F (6°C) Nov. - Apr. Lifts:20
    Avg.Overnight Low:21°F (-6°C) Nov. - Apr.     Gondolas:2 (1 express, 1 pulse)
Snowmaking Coverage:50% (largest system in N. Lake Tahoe)     Six-Pack Express:1 (chondola)
On-Mountain Dining:Mid-mtn, Summit, Zephyr Lodge, Ritz-Carlton     Quad Express Chairs:7
Snow Tubing:Lift-accessed     Quad Fixed-Grip Chairs:1

Child Care:

Licensed (ages 2+)

     Triple Chairs:2

Overnight Ski/Board Check:


     Tow/Surface Lifts:2
Ski & Snowboard School:Yes     Magic Carpets:5
Tuning & Repairs: Yes 

    Uphill Capacity:

34,799 skiers per hour

Cross Country Skiing: Yes    
Snowshoeing: Yes    

Telemark Skiing:




Terrain Parks + Pipes 
Terrain Parks:7 Superpipe: 22-foot (on Cat's Face)
    Pinball: medium + large Fun Parks:    1 with Terrain Features
    Moonshine:small    Magic Moguls:small
    Burton Progression Park:small + medium Adventure Parks:     For kids
   The Straits Park:  large       Jib Park:small
    Pipeline:   large     Upper Mineshaft:small
    The Stash:  sm + med + lg Accolades: #7 Pipes, #8 Parks, #8 Overall Resort 
    Lil' Stash:small Terrain Park Designer: Snow Park Technologies (SPT) and the Northstar Terrain Park Crew

* Weather and conditions permitting




Year Round Services & Amenities
Skating: 9,000 sq. ft. ice/roller rink Dining:  
On-site Shuttle: Complimentary     Village at Northstar™» Village dining options
Rental Shops: 2 (Village, mid-mountain)     Mountain» Mountain dining options
Demo Centers: 2 (Village, mid-mountain) Shopping: 
Day Lockers:Yes     Village at Northstar™» Village shops
Bungy:Apex Bungy trampoline     Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

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Gas Station: Yes   
Swim & Racquet Club

Outdoor heated lap pool, outdoor spas, saunas, fitness center and teen center (for Northstar California lodging guests only)


Lodging Options 
Northstar® Lodging:Hotel style rooms, village lofts, studios, condominiums, and mountain homes.
Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging: Luxury villas in the Village at Northstar™ - Great Bear Lodge, Iron Horse, Catamount, Big Horn and One Village Place.
Northstar Lodge™ ~ Hyatt®:2 and 3 bedroom residences amongst ponderosa pines in a coveted slope side location.
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe: 170 guest rooms. 25 Ritz-Carlton Club fractional ownership units.


1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or 530.562.2205
Beds:10,000+ within a 15-mile radius of Truckee, North Tahoe and Incline Village (with a pillow count of 5,500)
Amenities + Services:All Northstar Resort lodging guests receive a variety of complimentary amenities and services, as well as access to the Recreation Center ($2 per person, per day) with lap pool, spas, game room, sauna and health club.

Chairlift Access: 


All rentals are within minutes of the chairlifts and are serviced by a complimentary on-site shuttle system.


Conference + Meeting Space Center


More than 5,000 square feet of on-site, year-round conference and banquet facilities with experienced event planners
Weddings:Northstar, located between Lake Tahoe and Truckee, is an exceptional setting for your Lake Tahoe wedding.
Family ReunionsLake Tahoe family reunions at Northstar are sure to provide activity for everybody! 

Special Events

We offer group rates on all of our winter and summer products including group rates on lodging, skiing, golf and more. 




Summer Activities 
Mountain Bike + Hike Park:Most extensive lift-served Mountain Bike Park in the Western U.S. Golfing:18 holes (par 72)
   Miles of Trails100+ Roller Skating: 9,000 square foot rink
   Number of Trails52 Tennis Courts:10
   Total Lifts3 Fly-fishing:10-acre stocked reservoir (Sawmill Lake)



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