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Shuttle Information


FROM: San Francisco, Bay Area + Sacramento | TO: Northstar   

Bay Area Ski Bus (Individuals and Groups)

Sleep on the way up, watch movies on the way home!

Bay Area Ski Bus is the premier shuttle-bus service from the San Francisco Bay Area to Northstar since 1996! The luxury Bay Area Ski Bus buses run every Saturday, every Sunday and one weekday per week with pick up locations in San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Sunnyvale, Foster City, Pleasanton and San Rafael. The buses are stylish and comfortable with a restroom, multiple TVs for movies, and of course, are run by professional drivers and hosts! So, avoid all the hassles of the early morning drive, driving in the snow and putting on chains, and the tiring drive home and hop on the Bay Area Ski Bus. It's convenient, safe and most of all Fun.

Cost include lift ticket, transportation, continental breakfast and after-ski refreshments. Subject to change.

For more information, please visit or call 925.680.4386.

North American Charter (NAC SKI) (Individuals and Groups)

Founded in 2003, NAC SKI has become the fastest growing ski travel company in North America. Their Northern California operation offers two routes.

Route 1: Foster City – San Francisco – Concord – Tahoe.

Route 2: Milpitas – Pleasanton – Concord – Tahoe.

Their Northstar trips feature a late-model Mercedes-Benz luxury fleet with restroom, flat panel video monitors, leather seats and footrests. Cost includes lift ticket, transportation and light breakfast. Other options include: bus ride only, one-way bus tickets, rentals, learn to ski/ride packages, etc.

For more information, email, visit or call 925.230.2086.

Tahoe Snow & Sun Tours (Individual and Groups)

Tahoe Snow and Sun ToursTahoe Snow and Sun is a South Lake Tahoe based ski, snowboard and mountain bike trip provider.  They offer affordable, all-inclusive bus trips to Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort from several Bay Area locations.  They are a locally based company enabling them to provide unique, on location services including immediate lift ticket distribution, great resort guidance and signature end of day mixers at the bus. 

Please visit us at to reserve seats or call 530.318.8821.

Ski Trip Bus (Individuals and Groups)

Ski Trip BusSki Trip Bus is a social travel company that organizes trips to ski resorts and mountains to [resort name]. Join a trip from our current list of departure cities or organize a trip with your friends using the Ski Trip Bus digital reservation system and view the status of your trip online. Each bus requires a minimum of 25 reservations to confirm the trip, so help us spread the word by promoting your trip on Facebook and Twitter. Purchase lift-tickets and other services on their site at discounted group rates for the fun, safe and green way to get to the mountains!

Please visit us at to reserve seats or call 855.725.5928.

SkiMela (Individuals and Groups)
SkiMelaAllow our all-terrian experienced drivers focus on the road conditions while you ride carefree in a charter style bus equipped with wifi and the newest released movies. Trips always include same day transportation as well as a locally sustainable breakfast and lite snacks (GF and vegan menu when available). You'll have the option to build your package with a discounted lift ticket, equipment rental, or lesson, as needed. Trips run every Saturday and Sunday for small groups and individuals (larger groups of 30-55 can book 7 days a week). With several stops within the SF/Bay Area SkiMela is always close to your home. Our all-inclusive packages offer affordability enhanced through Early Bird discounts and an industry leading rewards program, rewarding you points each time you book with us! Prizes and giveaways provide additional value to our guests who are promised high-quality service and customer satisfaction. Visit us at or call us at 866-473-4821 for more information or bookings. Our fun and experienced SkiMela teams are looking forward to hosting your next trip!



FROM: South Lake Tahoe | TO: Northstar    

South Lake Tahoe to Northstar Shuttle

1 round trip service per day in each direction. Operates Tues - Thurs, Jan 20 - April 17, 2014. Subject to change. Cost: $15 per person, round trip.

Reservations required. For reservations or more information, please call 877.274.7366, or click here.

Departure times from South Lake Tahoe
Arrive at the Northstar Transit Center: 9:20 a.m. 

  • Lakeland / LTVR 8:00 a.m.
  • Harrah's 8:10 a.m.
  • Harvey's 8:15 a.m.
  • Mont Bleu Hotel Casino 8:20 a.m.
  • Horizon 8:25 a.m.

Arrival times in South Lake Tahoe
Depart the Northstar Transit Center: 4:30 p.m. 

  • Horizon 5:30 p.m.
  • Mont Bleu Hotel Casino 5:35 p.m.
  • Harvey's 5:40 p.m.
  • Harrah's 5:45 p.m.
  • Lakeland / LTVR 5:55 p.m.



FROM: Reno | TO: Northstar   

Reno to Northstar Shuttle

The Reno to Northstar Shuttle service is no longer offered for the 2013.2014 season.


North Lake Tahoe Express (Individuals and Groups)

North Lake Tahoe ExpressDaily Airport Shuttle Service offering scheduled service from 3:30 a.m. until midnight to and from Northstar California and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Reservations are required.

For schedules, route maps or more information, visit or call 866.216.5222.

Northstar Charter Transportation (Groups only)

Group charter transportation available. Vehicles with 25 to 45 passenger seating capacity. Please call 530.562.3833 for more information.



FROM: North Lake Tahoe | TO: Northstar    

Truckee Dial-A-Ride - 530.587.7451

Dial-a-Ride is Truckee's door-to-door service provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act and serves Truckee residential communities. Persons with disabilities that prevent them from using Truckee Transit's fixed route bus system should contact Truckee Transit to receive priority service on Dial-A-Ride.

Reservations advised by 5:00 p.m. one day in advance. The cost is $4 per person or $1 for seniors, persons with physical disabilities and children under 12.

North Shore Ski Shuttle - 530.562.2257

Operates daily starting December 13, 2013. Operated by Northstar California Resort.

Incline Village Pick-Up
8:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency

Crystal Bay Pick-Up
8:16 a.m. Biltmore Hotel/Casino

King's Beach Pick-Up
8:20 a.m. 7-Eleven Store
8:22 a.m. Dave's Ski Shop

Tahoe Vista Pickup
8:30 a.m. Tahoe Sands
8:31 a.m. Mourelatos Lakeshore
8:32 a.m. Firelite across Hwy 28 @ TART stop
8:43 a.m. Arrive at the Village at Northstar

Bus departs from Northstar at 5:15 p.m. sharp, returning to Tahoe Vista and proceeding to Incline Village. Pick-up located across from the Northstar Public Safety Office.

For more information, please call Northstar Transportation at 530.562.3559.

» Download North Shore Shuttle Schedule (.pdf)

Truckee Area Regional Transit

NextBus.comTahoe Area Regional Transportation (TART) will begin operating the Hwy 267 route on  December 14, 2013. A full TART schedule can be found here as soon as available: As a reminder, employee complimentary TART passes can be obtained at Human Resources with presentation of employee ID.

Hwy 267 corridor TART service live map provided by NextBus.

» View Map

Night Rider  - 866.216.5222

Operates December 14, 2013 - March 29, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. daily.

Free Night Service. More information: 



PLEASE NOTE: While we are pleased to make you aware of these resources, Northstar  Resort is not responsible in any way with your use of these programs. You are responsible for your own safety. Northstar Resort will not be held liable for delays caused by road conditions, weather, breakdowns and other conditions beyond their control, and do not guarantee to arrive or depart from any location at a specific time.  If extreme weather conditions prevail resulting in road closure, shuttles can be cancelled.  Please call in advance.

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