Located northwest of Lake Tahoe, Californa, Northstar provides an ultimate ski holiday destination. Home to a notable combination of sunny days and an abundance of snowfall, receiving up to 9 metres on average annually across 3,000 acres of ski terrain. Off the slopes you will discover a laid back people-friendly ambiance alongside high end retail and dining options.


With 97 trails and a vertical drop of 695 metres, Northstar is home to immaculate grooming and outstanding tree skiing. With minimal traversing and easy to navigate trails Northstar offers a variety of terrain for all abilities, 60% being blue runs.

  • Renowned for immaculate grooming
  • Easy to navigate
  • High end apres ski

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,624 Metres
Base Elevation 6,330 Metres
Vertical Drop 695 Metres
Lifts 22 lifts
Runs 100
Ave Annual Snowfall 900cms
Terrain Beginner 13%
Terrain Intermediate 60%
Terrain Advanced 27%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Other Activities

  • Ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fat Tyre biking
  • Tubing
  • Apres ski

Getting There

Getting to Northstar

Northstar is located in North Lake Tahoe. Fly directly into Reno/Tahoe International Airport and the resort is only a 40-minute-drive away

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.