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Address: Truckee, CA 96160
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Fine skiing in a poor season

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Atsugi, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Liked the outdoorsy feel of Northstar village, lots of shopping and nature trails to enjoy. Take the opportunity to visit the Ritz Carlton and enjoy the Manzanita restaurant.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great mountain! Lots of runs weren't open when we were there but it didn't stop us from enjoying. Compact which we really liked! You didn't have to traverse all over the place. Fast lifts. Good food options. Very friendly staff on mountain.

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Atlanta
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have skied all over northern Utah, Colorado, Montana, Washington state & Tahoe. In my opinion, there is not a more scenic ski area than Tahoe. Northstar is absolutely stunning. I stayed at the Ritz which in itself makes the whole resort better. Regarding the ski area, I am an intermediate skier. While this year has been a big bummer... More 

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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The snow condition is not that great this year so we were a bit disappointed with the skiing. Having said that, we had a great time with families and friends here at Northstar. The resort was well designed that have ample of activities for families. I love the daily champagne toast at 2:00pm up at the top of the the... More 

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San Diego, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been skiing for decades and this is one of my favorite spots in California. You can tell the staff love their job and have been trained in customer service. The slopes offer something for all skill levels including a run obstacles for the more advanced skier. The food was great at the lodges and restaurants. Plenty of outdoor... More 

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