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Northstar-at-Tahoe

100 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161-4203
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  • Northstar-at-TahoePro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
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    4 Nov 16, 2013

    Excellent ski resort just outside Truckee. Very nice Village shops and a lot of diversity in slopes. I love the mountaintop Zephyr Lodge - the views up their are unbelievable. It's almost worth the trip just to grab a beer up there!

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Buddy H
    5 Jan 03, 2014

    Excellent family ski and boarding resort, ice skating, centered around a village.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Merry A
    5 Jan 12, 2014
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    Molly J
    5 Feb 12, 2014
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  • Northstar-at-TahoePro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Nov 13, 2013

    Derided as 'Flatstar' by more expert skiers and riders for its relative lack of serious steeps, Northstar is nonetheless an excellent place for intermediate-level snow junkies, with some 60% of their terrain devoted to blues. Perhaps best known for its sprawling terrain parks of boxes, rails, and tabletops, Northstar is a fun mountain and worth considering if you want to stay in North Lake Tahoe.

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    Trevor A
    4 Jan 08, 2014

    Northstar is a great mountain for skiers with great variety. The newish Village has lots of great restaurants, including Micuni sushi and the Chocolate Bar. I only give it 4 stars because it is pricey and doesn't offer the views or the values that Diamond Peak Ski Resort has.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Paul S
    4 Apr 10, 2014
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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Jon L
    4 Feb 24, 2014
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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Jill U
    3 Nov 08, 2013

    Only 30 minutes from great ski resort with a beautiful alpine village atmosphere!

    www.northstarcalifornia.com

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Kim English
    5 Oct 07, 2013

    Restaurants, shops, ice skating, live music, events, kid friendly activities.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Karla J
    5 Oct 22, 2013
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    Gary H
    3 Oct 24, 2013
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    Nicole Hudspith
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    5 Oct 15, 2012
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    Summer Wilms
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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    I'm not a hard-core skier but this is my pick for Tahoe-area ski resorts. After a day on the slopes, the accommodation is great as are the restaurants at the resort.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Mark Massoglia
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    3 Dec 08, 2013

    Great grooming nice layout to the mountain. Snowboarders have their own face of the mountain which keeps them mainly in one spot on the mountain.

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  • Northstar-at-TahoePro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    4 Jul 16, 2014

    This is a fun place to ski or board that is a bit easier than Square or Heavenly. Perfect for beginners, but still providing a great view.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Luca Candela
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    3 Mar 12, 2014

    great resort by the day, super boring at night. Most people here are beginners and will do crazy stupid things especially in the lines, so watch out. Lift operators are minimally helpful and do nothing to educate the crowds perpetuating the above mentioned problem.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    John G
    2 Jan 03, 2014

    Good terrian park. Can get crowded. Better on week days. Protected from the wind. Not great vertical descent. Locals call Flatstar.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Laura & Pippin
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    Family friendly resort with a great ski school program. Ice skating and snow tubing are perfect for those looking for fun alternatives to skiing in snow season.

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  • Northstar-at-Tahoe
    Melinda Osterloh
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    Yes, it's "flatstar." But it gets 5 Stars in my book because I've got three kids. The ski-school, day-care, and availability of babysitting are all outstanding (you can drop off your child for a 10 a.m. lesson at 8 a.m.). The kids can also ice-skate, bungee jump, and get a gondola pass and ride the gondola ALL day). And what that means is that I'm able to get out on the mountain and enjoy myself. Expensive? Unquestionably, but they often run 2 for 1 specials on everything when it's not peak season.

    So what if they don't have Granite Chief. Granite's closed 1/2 the time anyway (not enough snow, preserving it for the weekend warriors, or avalanche control . . . it's always something). And on a nasty day, when Alpine and Squaw are on wind hold, Northstar is usually up and running.

    If it's just me snowboarding, there are better mountains in Tahoe, but if I'm with my family and I want them to be happy, too, Northstar and the Village can't be topped.

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4.5 out of 5
68 members' reviews
5,273 people visited Northstar-at-Tahoe

Description

Long ski runs, open-air skating, restaurants, shops, a family adventure park and dozens of other activities -- Northstar-at-Tahoe has it all. From s'more pits to live music, the Village at Northstar caters to those looking for more than just going fast down a mountain. When it warms up, the fun doesn't stop. Things to do in the summer include mountain biking, a golf course, fly fishing and ... read more
horseback riding.

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