Shaped By Time and Fire

Our Mountain

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An Extinct Volcano

Our home, Mount Pluto, is an extinct volcano. When it last erupted 2 million years ago, its lava and mudflows dammed what we now call Lake Tahoe. We’re thankful it created this unforgettable place. And rest assured, scientists confirm it shows no signs of becoming active again.

A Spirit That Belongs To All Of Us

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.

Mountain Info

Winter Mountain Info

Skiable Acres: 3,170 Trails: 100
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 Terrain:

347 acres (Sawtooth Ridge,
White Rabbit)*
Avg. Daytime High:
43°F (6°C) Nov. - April
Lifts:
20
Avg. Overnight Low:
21°F (-6°C) Nov. - April
Gondolas:
2 (1 express, 1 pulse)
Snowmaking Coverage:
50% (largest snowmaking
system in N. Lake Tahoe)
Six-Pack Express:
1 (chondola)
Snow Tubing: Yes, In Village
Quad Express Chairs:
7
Child Care:
Yes, Licensed (ages 2+)
Quad Fixed-Grip Chairs:
1
Overnight Ski/Board Check: Yes Triple Chairs:
2
Ski & Snowboard School:
Yes Tow/Surface Lifts:
2
Tuning & Repairs:
Yes Magic Carpets:
5
Cross Country Skiing:
Yes, 23.7 km
Telemark Skiing:
Yes
Snowshoeing:
Yes, 32.5 km
Fat Biking:
Yes

Terrain Parks & Pipes

Terrain Parks 8 Playground:
extra small
Pinball medium Kids Adventure Zones
Skicology & Wagon Wheel
Moonshine small Accolades:

2018 - Transworld - #2

Burton Progression Park: extra small Terrain Park Designer:

Northstar Parks

The Straits Park: large

Pipeline: large

The LilLil' Stash: small, medium & large

Forerunner: extra small