Northstar California

Northstar California, previously known as Northstar-at-Tahoe, is located near the north shore of Lake Tahoe and is home to over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The resort is known for its laid back atmosphere coupled with high-end luxury accommodations, shopping and dining. The resort is home to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and a variety of terrain options suitable for any ability level. The resort also contains world-class terrain parks and a 22-foot superpipe designed by Olympian Shaun White.

Location

Northstar Resort is located about 30 minutes from Reno and roughly three hours from the Bay Area off of Highway 267 exit on Interstate 80 (I-80). Shuttle services are available to Northstar from Reno, North Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and the Bay Area.

Seasons

  • Winter: Mid-November – Mid-April
  • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm, subject to change due to weather and conditions

Elevations

  • Base Elevation: 6,329’
  • Peak Elevation: 8,610’
  • Vertical rise: 2,280'

Snow

  • Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches
  • Snowmaking: 1500 acres of snow making

Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)

  • 16% Beginner
  • 47% Intermediate
  • 37% Advanced
  • 0% Expert

Skiable Acres: 3,170 acres

  • Trails: 100
  • Terrain Parks: 9

Lift System

  • Total Number of Lifts: 20
  • Trams: 2
  • Express 6 Passenger: 1
  • Express Quad: 7
  • Normal Speed Quad: 1
  • Triple Chairs: 2
  • Surface Lifts: 7

Climate

Northstar Resort sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year.Average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit.
  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low