Northstar Ski Resort

California’s Northstar ski resort offers a brilliant family experience for skiers of all levels and age groups. With 97 runs covering 3,000 acres of skiing terrain, along with several activities through the day and night, Northstar ski resort makes for an excellent family getaway through the winter period. Northstar California has great beginner terrain and plenty of skiing for intermediates.

Northstar ski resort is owned by Vail Resorts. You can purchase an EPIC pass and get access to lots of world-class resorts, including Heavenly.

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Northstar Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 10m

Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Families
  • Tree skiing

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,929m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,624m
  • Total Ski Area 166km
  • Lifts 20
  • Blue Runs 22km
  • Red Runs 100km
  • Black Runs 45km
  • Cross Country 24km
Skiing in Northstar

Skiing in Northstar

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.

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Snowboarding in Northstar

Snowboarding in Northstar

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.

Ski Schools in Northstar

Ski Schools in Northstar

Northstar ski resort 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.

Crèches in Northstar

Crèches in Northstar

Northstar prides themselves in being a fine family ski 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.

Restaurants in Northstar

Restaurants in Northstar

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.

Après Ski in Northstar

Après Ski in Northstar

Northstar offers an exclusive experience to its skiers throughout 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.

Non-Skiers in Northstar


There are several attractions for the non-skiing holidaymakers at the fabulous Northstar ski resort, including outdoor ice skating and tubing. Northstar also offers scenic gondola and lift rides for you to enjoy the breath-taking scenery that Northstar and Lake Tahoe has to offer. This also means you can meet the skiers of your group on the mountain for lunch or après.

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