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Northstar California

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Northstar California 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 California Details

  • Trails: 100
  • Acres: 3,170
  • Vertical: 2,280 feet
  • Base Elevation: 6,330 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 8,610 feet
  • Average Snowfall: 350 inches
  • Lifts: 20 lifts
  • Terrain Parks: 8
  • 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 California's LARGEST and events like Tough Mudder that bring in extreme athletes by the thousands! 

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