Just north of Lake Tahoe lies a wintery haven catering perfectly for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, Northstar Ski Resort. This pristine reserve is awesome for rejuvenation with a hint of adrenaline if you desire. With just the right weather conditions, Northstar is renowned for its immaculately groomed trails and stunning tree skiing. Off the slopes, there are options for ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, and even fat tyre biking making for a perfect winter adventure.

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Please note our Brochure Contains 2020/21 pricing, but it will give you an indication of how resorts compare and what they have to offer.  Contact our Consultants to get more details.


With 100 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 perfect for intermediate skiers and boarders. Northstar is a convenient 40-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

  • Lively après scene
  • Tree skiing
  • Family-friendly
  • Great beginner terrain
  • Renowned for immaculate grooming
  • Easy to navigate
  • An average snow fall of 9m each year
  • 20 lifts making for short wait times

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,624 Metres
Base Elevation 6,330 Metres
Vertical Drop 695 Metres
Skiable Terrain 3,170 acres
Lifts 20 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 including:

  • Ice Skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fat Tyre Biking
  • Tubing
  • Apres Ski
  • Cross Country Skiing

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.