Arrive by Car, shuttle or Air


Your ultimate guide to arriving at Northstar safely

Local Transportation

There are many shuttle services that allow you to sit back and relax on your way to and from the resort. We recommend the below third party companies:

Bay Area Ski Bus
Price includes transportation, lift ticket, continental breakfast and after-ski refreshments. 
Phone: 925.680.4386

North American Charter(NAC SKI)
Price includes transportation, lift ticket and a light breakfast.
Phone: 925.230.2086

Tahoe Mountain Club 
TMC offers a free shuttle service for members to and from Old Greenwood. 
Phone: 530.550.9400

North Lake Tahoe Express
Year-round, scheduled service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee region, with local transit connections.
Phone: 866.216.5222

Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART)
TART regular runs to and from downtown Truckee and Kings Beach

  • Premium Paid Parking: Lower Village premium parking is available for $20 Monday through Friday and $40 during weekends and holiday time frames, cash only.  Guarantee a spot by purchasing in advance for $60.

    reserve premium parking - $60


  • Valet Parking: Limited Northstar Village curbside parking is available with Northstar’s Valet for $60, cash or credit card.  Guarantee a spot by purchasing in advance for $100. Valet is only available during the peak times of Dec 21-24, Dec 26- Jan 5, Jan 11- 12, Jan 18-20, Jan 25-26, Feb 1-2, Feb 8-9, Feb 15-23.

    reserve valet parking - $100

Peak Holiday Time Frames For Winter 2019/20: Dec 21-Jan 5, Jan 18-20, Feb 15-23

Helpful Parking Tips

  • Half of all parking options at Northstar will remain free every day of the season with free parking available in Castle Peak, the first turn on Northstar Drive.

  • Parking in Village View Lot is free after 3pm each day. *Paid parking begins each day at 5:30am. 

  • For premium parking options and closer proximity to the Village, guests can pay to park at Village View for $10 Monday through Friday and $20 on weekends and Peak/Holidays via kiosk or the ParkMobile app. Lower Village will remain $20 cash Monday through Friday and $40 cash on weekends and peak days, as well as curbside parking with Northstar’s Valet available for $60 cash and/or credit card on limited weekends.

  • Build extra time into your arrival when planning for the shuttle.  We have complimentary shuttles starting at 7 a.m. running on a continuous schedule that will take you to Northstar Village from Castle Peak and Village View lots. Bus pickup areas can be identified by looking for the signs in the parking lots. 

  • The gondola opens at 8 a.m. During holidays, weekends and big weather events, please plan to arrive as early as possible to ensure you have your preferred parking option.

  • Pay attention to weather and traffic updates when planning your trip, doing so will allow you to plan ahead and design your trip to meet your expectations.

  •  If you are attending children’s ski school, build time into your arrival for check-in and parking. There is a passenger drop-off area at the Village.

  • We have handicap and ADA accessible parking available at Northstar. These areas can be found at our Auto Drop Area, Transit Center/Loading Dock, and at Castle Peak parking lot.

  • Northstar encourages carpooling and taking public transportation when possible. Not only can you save money by using these methods, but it is the best thing to do for the environment and reduces our overall footprint. The Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) bus stop is at the base of Northstar Village, only moments away from the gondola. For more information about TART and schedule updates, click here.

  • Complimentary Dial-A-Ride services are available for guests staying at Northstar. Download the Dial-A-Ride app to request a ride. Available for iOS and Android. 

  • There is no overnight parking available in the Northstar parking lots. Please call Public Safety (530)562-2259, should you need assistance with your vehicle.