Karen Anderson, Reservations Consultant

"Lookout mountain on Northstar offers some fantastic black diamond groomers – great for carving fast turns, and even when the front side of the mountain is busy the crowds never seem to get over to Lookout"

Northstar Ski Holidays

Northstar at Tahoe is a relatively new addition to our featured ski resorts and is located in California on the north shore of Lake Tahoe near to Squaw Valley and Heavenly.

Northstar is now owned by Vail Resorts (who also own Heavenly) and there have been huge investments in the resort infrastructure in recent years.

The skiing at Northstar is perfect for every ability and there's a fantastic lift system plus a superb new ski-in/ski-out village with great amenities.

Northstar at Tahoe is only 45 minutes from Reno Airport and the other Lake Tahoe ski resorts are close at hand, making Northstar the ideal ski holiday destination for clients who'd like to explore and experience a multi resort itinerary.

Skiing at Northstar, Tahoe

Northstar is a perfect choice for families, thanks to it's gladed ski area ideal for intermediates and beginners.

Half of the marked trails are for intermediates and although there is plenty of terrain for both beginners and advanced skiers and riders, experts may want to look to other Lake Tahoe resorts.

The varied terrain includes long cruisers, moguls, tree skiing and a variety of freestyle terrain features for all levels of experience. The longest trail is 2.9 miles (4.7 km), and the most challenging trail—the black diamond Iron Horse—is a great challenge for intermediates. It’s long and steep but groomed.

Lookout Mountain is a recent addition with 200 extra acres (80 ha) of mainly advanced terrain with more than enough enough to challenge the gutsiest experts in your party.

Important information
Season 22 Nov - 20 Apr
Ski Area 2480 acres
Annual Snowfall 29 ft
Number of Lifts 16
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
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Distance from airports
Reno 45mins
San Francisco 4hrs