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

At Northstar there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • 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

For more information ask our Active Travel Experts regarding shuttle or rental car options to your accommodation.

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


Northstar has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.