California's Northstar resort offers a brilliant family experience for skiers of all levels and age groups. With 97 runs covering 3,000 acres of terrain, along with several activities through the day and night, the Northstar resort makes for an excellent family getaway through the winter period.
Resort Altitude: 1,929m
Resort Skiing: 2,624m
Total Ski Area: 166km
Blue Runs: 22km
Red Runs: 100km
Black Runs: 45km
Cross Country: 24km
Skiers can enjoy a total of 100 runs, with the majority being designed for intermediate skiers. There are, however, a number of beginner runs, and some challenging advanced trails so that all visitors leave satisfied.
There are plenty of great black-diamond trails in the back bowls of Northstar that free riders will revel in. There is also a back-country area called Sawtooth Ridge which proves a haven for powder-hounds. Northstar boasts six terrain parks and two halfpipes, making it one of the best resorts in North America for snowboarders.
Northstar offers a range of skiing lessons for skiers of all abilities for both children and adults. Ski schools are available for first-time skiers, novices and advanced skiers at varying rates. Ski lessons are available either privately or in groups. Prices vary on your needs, preferences and level.
Northstar prides themselves in being a fine family resort and is able to provide a Minors Camp to parents with young children. This means the young children can enjoy the day while their parents enjoy the slopes. Northstar also offers an evening childcare service in the village, where children can enjoy themselves with other children their age and parents can enjoy themselves knowing their children are in safe hands. Children partake in both indoor and outdoor activities and are provided with dinner.
Northstar offers several bars and restaurants to cater for all meals, from snacking at lunch to enjoying a fine meal for dinner. Northstar provides skiers with several bars and restaurants both on the mountain and in the village, with something to suit the whole family. The restaurants vary from pizzerias to burger joints, right through to fine Japanese dining.
Northstar offers an exclusive experience to its holidayers through the evening and night, with a number of activities to keep you occupied when the slopes are closed. These activities include live music events, pubs and bars and nearby casinos.
There are several attractions for the non-skiing holiday-makers at the fabulous Northstar resort, including outdoor ice skating and tubing. Northstar also offers scenic gondola and lift rides for you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that Northstar and Lake Tahoe has to offer. This also means you can meet the skiers of your group ont he mountain for lunch or après.