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Tahoe Ski Resorts

Northstar at Tahoe is a world famous mountain resort situated on the north shore of Lake Tahoe with over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and a 2,280 foot vertical drop. Northstar at Tahoe has 19 lifts, a snow-making system, a cross-country center, a shopping and dining village, an outdoor skating rink, and a modern movie theater. No visit to Lake Tahoe is complete without a trip to Northstar.

Northstar at Tahoe Details:

  • Skiable Acres: 3,170 ft
  • Vertical Drop: 2,280 ft 
  • Summit Elevation: 8,610 ft 
  • Mid-Mtn Elevation: 6,800 ft 
  • Village Elevation: 6,330 ft 
  • Winter Season: Mid-Nov. to Mid-April
  • Avg. Annual Snowfall: 350 in 
  • Avg. Daytime High: 43°F (6°C) Nov. - April
  • Avg. Overnight Low: 21°F (-6°C) Nov. - April
  • Snowmaking Coverage: 50% (largest snowmaking system in N. Lake Tahoe)
  • Snow Tubing: Lift-accessed
  • Child Care: Licensed (ages 2+)
  • Twenty Miles of Cross Country Skiing
  • Thirty Miles of Snowshoeing
  • Longest Run: 1.4 miles-Logger's Loop

Northstar in the Summer

Not to be outdone, Northstar definitely doesn't lack in things to do in the summer. From guided hikes to roller skating, geocaching, tennis and fly fishing instruction, Northstar is a ‘must visit’ in the summer. For adreline junkies, the downhill mountain bike park is Northern Californian's LARGEST and events like Tough Mudder that bring in extreme athletes by the thousands! 

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