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Northstar-at-Tahoe

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Address: Truckee, CA 96160
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Activities: Skiing
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Something Pilots Should Know!!!!

If you are a private pilot flying to/from the Truckeee airport, you may have complimentary ground transportation services available. Check with your destination hotel/resort. As... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are a private pilot flying to/from the Truckeee airport, you may have complimentary ground transportation services available. Check with your destination hotel/resort. As the owner of a private home at Northstar-at-Tahoe, I'm aware that within the Northstar development, complimentary transportation servies are provided for residents/users. By prior arrangement with the Northstar transportation service, you (530.562.2202) can have them... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Vail resorts does an good job with the ski area. The staff is well trained and friendly. I buy a ski pass here every year and am never disappointed. NS has a large variety of terrain even though a large group of "self styled ski elitists" always bag on it. My biggest complaint is the outrageous prices for food here.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I saw some potential at the resort while I was there, but was unable to fully enjoy it on account of California's drought. On the plus side, I went on a Tuesday and only saw about 20 other skiers at the resort. I was debating about whether to rate the resort as "average" or "very good". I had fun and... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Northstar is smaller and has fewer advanced runs than its nearby neighbors, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. On the other hand, it has the friendliest, most helpful staff; a great ski school; and good on-mountain amenities.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed at 4083 Coyote Fork. Recently upgraded, stone floors, new cabinets, counters and sinks. Tile with new touch faucet in kitchen. Flat screen tv in living and bedroom. DVD/VHS player with music and videos there for sharing. Music with plug in for iPod/iPhone. Walk to village. End of ski season but still running with clear roads.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Northstar skiing is very friendly with some challenging (local) blacks and blues. The snow has been bad this year but Northstar maintained some good runs. Well worth a few days skiing. (We're upper intermediate standard older skiers - so some challenge, some cruising, some creature comforts - and friendly atmosphere - no pushing, no show-offs, polite, respectful to everyone -... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a 16 inch dump on arrival, but the season has not been good and this probably reflected in the lack of queues on the slopes. Snow making machine sin evidence to keep the powder topped up. Good gondolas and lifts and great facilities for kids ski school and other tuition. The purpose built small resort is compact but... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

To be fair, it has been a bad snow season both of the years that we have taken our kids from texas to Tahoe. However, Northstar has taken lemons and turned them into lemonade. We have had great family friendly experiences both years - and on the second year, chose to come back to Northstar over any other resort for... More 

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New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This area with it's wonderfully groomed slopes, great weather and a base village with anything you might need to make for a terrific ski holiday adventure is worthy your consideration. We eastern skiers can only dream about a time we will be able to return. They've thought of everything here, even little wagons to help transport your gear from parking... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Access to Northstar at Tahoe right from the comfort of the hotel is wonderful. Everything is close and the ease of access makes it a stress free experience. The instructors are simply amazing. Emily is the best, she will teach you to ski in a day.

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