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A Place of Timeless Wonder

Waking up in a snow blanketed wilderness. Carving lines down a perfectly groomed run. The gooey warmth of a fireside s’more. Every moment at Northstar fills you with a feeling unlike any other, one that persists generation after generation in this special place nestled in the Martis Valley.

Did You Know...

Top 5 Facts About Northstar

Did You Know...

Our Spiral Logo is Actually A Sawblade

Northstar was a tree farm until the resort formed in 1972. Our logo represents this history.

Bubbles on the slopes!

Established in 2014, Northstar hosts Tōst at 2pm!

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Northstar's Original Motto

Everything in the middle of nowhere! The premier location to do it all year round.

We're On a Volcano!

Mt. Pluto is an extinct volcano! It's eruption 2M years ago helped form the Tahoe Basin.

Washoe Origins

Tahoe is a mispronunciation of Da ow, meaning “lake” in Washoe.

Northstar Resort

Mountain Statistics

What nature created, we continue to enjoy, and hope that it becomes part of your family’s traditions. Northstar is a pristine reserve, hidden in an eternity of trees and quiet valleys. It’s a special place where we focus on helping you find what matters most – time together, rejuvenating calm and the opportunity to become your best self.

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Highest Elevation

8,610 ft
(2,624 m)

Base Elevation

6,330 ft
(1,929 m)

Skiable Terrain

3,170 Acres



Average Snowfall

350 inches
(889 cm)

Longest Ski Run

3 miles
(East Ridge ->Logger's Loop->Woods)

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Gate Accessed Terrain

347 Acres

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Experience world-class culinary fare and flavors for every palate, from breakfast bites, to lunch and après on-mountain and in the village.
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Ice Skating & Village Tubing

This is winter magic at Northstar – après, hot cocoa, and outdoor music alongside our picturesque skating rink in The Village center.
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Nordic Center

Experience the hidden side of Northstar. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking and more on 35km of scenic trails.
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