Northstar at Tahoe offers many of runs and parks for snowboarders, but it's also a great place for beginners. If you're not a skier or snowboarder, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and snowtubing are easy to find at the resort.
No matter if you're just starting out or have more experience, at Northstar you're sure to learn something new or simply build confidence, and one-of-a-kind programs like the Burton Snowboard Academy provide innovative ways to learn. Whether you prefer to carve the corduroy, rip through the trees, send it in the 22-Foot Superpipe designed by two-time Olympian Shaun White, or relax by the many fire pits sharing stories with family and friends, at Northstar there are ample opportunities to play, relax and spend quality time with people you love.
Mid Nov. - Mid April
Trails & Terrain:
Size: 2,000 acres
Number of trails: 93
Longest Run: 1.4 miles
Vertical drop: 1,846
1 express gondola
1 pulse gondola
1 express six-pack
6 express quads
1 fixed-group quad
2 surface lifts
5 magic carpets
1 tube tow
Terrain Parks: 4
Half pipes: 1 super-pipe, 1 mini pipe
Snowfall & Temperatures
600 inches annually
Elevation (in feet):
HOW TO GET THERE:
Planes: To get to Northstar California, you can fly into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO - 50 miles),
or the Sacramento (SMF - 112 miles), Oakland (OAK - 196 miles), or San Francisco (SFO - 204 miles) airports
From South Lake Tahoe via East/West shores:
Via West shore: Go West on Highway 50. Merge on to Highway 89 North towards Tahoe City.
Turn Right onto Nevada SR 28 towards Kings Beach.
Via East shore: Go East on Highway 50. Turn Left onto Nevada SR 28 towards Incline Village and
Turn Right/Left onto Highway 267 in Kings Beach.
Continue on Highway 267 for 6 miles over Brockway Summit.
Turn Left onto Northstar Dr.
Take Interstate 80 East/West to exit #188B/#188, Hwy 267.
Turn Right/Left onto Highway 267 heading South.
Continue on Highway 267 for approximately 6 miles through Martis Valley.
Turn Right onto Northstar Drive.
SNOWBus: Shuttles are available to and from the Mountain