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Northstar California ski resort

California, United States

Northstar California ski resort is located in Placer County, California. It is renowned for their fabulous combination of plentiful sunny days and an abundance of snowfall. The village is located at 1,929m and the lifts lead you up to 2,624m providing skiers and boarders with a 695 m vertical drop.

Northstar California ski resort is known for its wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, family-friendly atmosphere and spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Range. The resort features an award-winning children’s program, world-class coaching and private lessons, alpine, telemark and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowshoe star tours and tubing.

Since 2010, Northstar California ski resort has been owned by Vail Resorts. As a part of Vail Resorts season pass holders are entitled to join the Epic Ski Pass program. The Epic Ski Pass offers skiers and boarders great prices across 9 ski resorts in America and now also in Australia.

Northstar California ski resort is renowned for the impeccable corduroy groomers and the abundance of tree-lined cruisers. Beginners are well catered for (13%), and the Northstar Ski Resort is absolute heaven for intermediates with 60% of the trails rated as blue. The black runs (27%) are groomed and fantastic for advanced riders.

The ski resort offers 3,170 acres of terrain, 20 lifts, 100 ski/snowboard trails and arguably seven (7) of the nation's best terrain parks. They also have the largest snowmaking system in Lake Tahoe region. So if mother nature takes a few days off, the resort can still guarantee amazing snow across their mountain.

Named the best mountain for families by Outside Magazine, Northstar California ski resort features award-winning children’s programs, world-class coaching and private lessons for all disciplines - alpine, Telemark and cross-country skiing and snowboarding.

Come summertime Northstar California ski resort is also renowned as having the premiere lift-served MTN bike park in California.

Northstar California ski resort is one of those places you definitely put on your bucket list.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Northstar California ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 110 km 68.4 mi

  • Easiest 14.5 km 9 mi | 13%
  • More Difficult 66 km 41 mi | 60%
  • Most Difficult 29.5 km 18.3 mi | 27%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes Yes

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
2624 m 8608.9 ft
Base elevation:
1929 m 6328.7 ft
Vertical Drop:
690 m 2263.8 ft
Total Trails:
110 km 68.4 mi
Longest Run:
2.3 km 1.4 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassUSD 169
  • Kids Day PassUSD 100
  • Season PassTo Be Confirmed
  • Kids Season PassTo Be Confirmed
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 20

  • Gondolas2
  • Chairlifts11
  • Rope Tow 2
  • Magic Carpet 5
live cam

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %50 %
  • No of Snow guns0

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
0 °C
0 °C
SW55 km/h SW34 m/h


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