Relaxed California Luxury™

Lauded as the country’s best resort for families, Northstar California resort is Lake Tahoe’s premier choice for those in search of laid back luxurious accommodation and a setting to create family memories.

Superb snow conditions, flawlessly groomed trails and snowboard school set up a fun-packed family day, but the  children’s programs are what set this resort apart from the pack. After you’ve hit the slopes, be sure to enjoy California’s après-ski traditions to finish off your day. Northstar continues to offer skiers the best of the Lake Tahoe experience mixed with that signature California style.

 

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LIFT ACCESS>
Skip the line and buy online. Buy your lift ticket online 7 days or more before you arrive and you’ll get the lowest lift ticket prices – guaranteed!

VACATION DEALS>
Now is time to plan your family vacation! Stay in one of the premium Mountain Homes for your next getaway!

SKI SCHOOL & BURTON SNOWBOARD ACADEMY>
The Northstar Teaching System, Our Big Easy beginner area and progression parks are just a few of the cutting edge learning systems unique to our school…

EQUIPMENT RENTAL>
Book online to skip the line. Slopeside or in-lodging locations mean no schlepping and more time on the slopes.

Northstar By The Numbers

11%
BEGINNER
56%
INTERMEDIATE
33%
EXPERT
2,624 m
SUMMIT ELEVATION
1,283 HA
SKIABLE TERRAIN
100
# OF TRAILS
695 m
VERTICAL RISE
889 cm
AVG. ANNUAL SNOWFALL
20
LIFTS
18 NOVEMBER
OPENING DAY
16 APRIL
CLOSING DAY

Getting Here

Fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and drive 40 minutes into resort, or fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and drive 3 hours to Northstar California.

AIRPORT TRANSFER
North Lake Tahoe Express offers regular departures between Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and Northstar. Car rentals from Hertz are also available with pickup at Reno or San Francisco.

SKI THE BEST OF TAHOE
The ski shuttle easily and conveniently transports you to the Best of Tahoe resorts for the day. Heavenly is a spectacular one hour drive around Lake Tahoe – an experience in and of itself. For some big mountain skiing and riding, Kirkwood is a 90-minutes from Northstar. Experience all 3 resorts on the Epic Pass.

Constellation Residences At Northstar

Ritz Carlton/ Constellation

Designed for families seeking a premium ski holiday destination and individuals looking for an ideal balance of access and escape. Tahoe’s only ski-in/ski-out residence, directly connected to the Ritz-Carlton, guests of Constellation Residences enjoy unlimited access to the hotel and its amenities, including a 1,579 sq. meter spa, fitness center, ski-in, ski-out access with ski concierge services, and restaurant – Manzanita– by Traci Des Jardins. An inter-mountain Highlands Gondola connects guests between the nearby Village at Northstar with Constellation Residences and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe®

Ritz Carlton/ Constellation

Renowned for its casual elegance, world-renowned service and slopeside amenities, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe invites guests from around the world to experience skiing the way it should be. From award-winning dining to the 5,000 square-meter spa and magnificent mid-mountain views, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, is the indisputable choice among discerning travelers in search of the quintessential laid-back, luxurious holiday.

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Tahoe Mountain Lodging

Village at Northstar

One of the finest collections of holiday rentals at Northstar; discerning accommodation coupled with genuine mountain hospitality. The Village at Northstar portfolio includes luxury studio through four-bedroom residences, set conveniently in a quaint, alpine ski village, and just steps from the Northstar California™ gondola, dining, shopping and family fun.

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Learn Like A Local

Northstar’s Ultimate 4 program, Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center and the famed Burton Snowboard Academy all offer private instruction, as well as a true insider’s tour of Northstar. Throughout the lessons your coaches will unveil the resort’s best terrain, superb cuisine and their favorite après-ski activities.

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TÖST

Daily, Northstar hosts tōst, a celebratory culinary tradition that redefines the art of the daily toast. Northstar invites guests to raise their flutes and sip complimentary bubbles each day on East Ridge run at 14:00. Luxurious, whimsical and an ode to fun in the mountains. Cheers!

 

APRÈS TRADITIONS, ROASTED WITH LOVE

Kids of all ages (and adults too) will love the daily complimentary s’mores served throughout Northstar Village. The evening can then wind to a close in a cozy fireside cabana with a glass of wine, as you watch skaters in the ice rink and the kids drift off to sleep.

Turtleneck Tuesday Skate Night

Lace up your ice skates, put on your best retro skate outfit and get your groove on in the Village for Turtleneck Tuesdays Skate Nights. Enjoy music from your favorite artists of the 70’s and 80’s every Tuesday night throughout the winter. Enjoy ice skating games, prizes, and complimentary face painting!

Mountain Table Dinner Series

Epicureans are invited to discover the essence of Northstar’s laid-back California luxury through Mountain Table Dinner Series, a mountaintop culinary experience  up at Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge. Featuring an entire menu of California-sourced ingredients masterfully paired with regional artisan wines, craft beers, and distilled spirits. Guests will not only enjoy a fantastic menu, breathtaking views and live music, but there will be a few surprises as well. Refined mountain elegance, only at Northstar California.

California Cuisine By Ritz-Carlton

Located slopeside in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Manzanita denotes the best of California’s culinary traditions in an alpine setting. Planning dinner with a large group? Be sure to reserve the private dining room. If you would like to enjoy a full gourmet experience, reserve the chef’s table.

Mikuni Japanese Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Mikuni Japanese Sushi Restaurant & Bar’s full bar is open until midnight with a lively après ski scene. Mikuni’s extensive menu features more than 300 original sushi creations served in eclectic, energetic, dining settings. The award-winning Mikuni Restaurant blends the unique flavors and textures of traditional Japanese cuisine enhanced by a hint of American ingenuity.

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