From Stunning Views of Lake Tahoe to champagne at the summit

Your Day At Northstar

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There is always something happening at Northstar, from live music to fireworks to our Apres Happy Hour. Check out what’s going on this week on our events calendar.

7am Reserve First Tracks

Experience the mountain all to yourself with Platinum First Tracks. Limited to only six days per season, make a reservation online early for this unique opportunity while spots last. You’ll head up the mountain with an experienced guide and only 24 others, before we’re open to the public. With wide open runs entirely to yourself, enjoy the freedom and peace of mind that comes with a private mountain experience.

9am Breakfast At Mid-Mountain

Platinum First Tracks includes a breakfast spread at The Lodge At Big Springs, after a morning spent cruising around the untouched mountain. If Platinum First Tracks is a bit too early for you, The Lodge at Big Springs is a great place to start your day on the mountain with a breakfast burrito and a gorgeous view of the surrounding terrain.

10am Head West

Discover what the unmatched Tahoe scenery has to offer. Our favorite trails in the morning sun are over on the West Ridge.

12pm Lunch With A View

By mid-day, make your way over to the Powder Bowl for some great lines, then head to the Summit Smokehouse for lunch with panoramic views of the Martis Valley. The Smokehouse cooks up authentic southern bbq smoked onsite, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options available as well. As you wrap up lunch, make your way down East Ridge and keep an eye out for a wooden arch and “Tost” sign...

2pm A Champagne Tradition

Through the wooden arch, tucked away in the trees you’ll find one of our favorite Northstar traditions, the 2pm complimentary tost. Raise a glass of bubbly with fellow skiers and snowboarders and toast to a day well spent, and the night festivities to come!

4pm Apres Ski

As you make your way down the mountain after a day of exploring together, the Village comes alive for apres, with a community indulging in s’mores and live music around the ice skating rink. Head to Apres Alley, a tucked away passage in the Village with bars and restaurants offering happy hour specials, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

6pm Dinner time

Casually relax with wine and small shared plates at Petra Wine bar from the Uncorked Tahoe team. For something more casual and to catch your favorite sports teams, we recommend grabbing burgers and beers at TC’s pub. For fine dining, Tavern 6330’ offers local farm to table dishes with an impressive wine and cocktail list.

8pm Burn the Midnight Oil

To keep the fun going, head into Old Town Truckee for an evening exploring picturesque shops and classic bars, or just stay close and cozy and catch one of the nightly film screenings at Village Cinemas.