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Northstar-at-Tahoe

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Address: Truckee, CA 96160
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Great family ski resort

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The long groomed runs at Northstar Ski Resort are the best in North Lake Tahoe. The views of Lake Tahoe are not the best but you came for skiing, right? We actually stayed on North Lake Tahoe, in Kings Beach, about 15 minutes south.

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Truckee, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great mountain for the majority of skiers. Good long groomers for beg, intermediate and advanced. Off trail skiing in trees is great when there is snow. If you're looking to jump off cornices, want tight canyons, keep in with the cool crowd then you might want to look elsewhere. This has a laid back vibe and has... More 

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San Jose, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay at Northstar, but did a day trip to the resort. It's a good place to visit even if you're not into any snow sports - which is really what it's famous for in the winter. The Village at Northstar has a lot to offer in shopping and dining options. The complementary gondola ride up to the Ritz... More 

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Staten Island, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Love this ski resort! Besides the excellent skiing opportunities, which of course are the backbone of the resort area. The town that is incorporated into the area is interesting and fun to walk around in. The restaurants are very good, ate at Perla last time we were here which was very good. The shops are pricey, but good quality clothing,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I love this place not only for skiing (which is great!), but for having a top-notch hangout places all around slopes: you have places to stop for a Irish Coffee at the summit bar, have lunch at Ritz Carton or go for a very decent hamburger at the base of the mountain, or relax and sip your Bloody Mary by... More 

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We (mistakenly!) planned our annual ski trip for the Squaw Valley area this year. The lack of snow was a bit shocking. After a very disappointing day at Alpine Meadows, we headed to Northstar and ended up having a wonderful day. Because of their snow-making capabilities, it's definitely the place to go if it's a low-snow year. We had a... More 

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Los Altos, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Even though it hasn't snowed in forever, Northstar has the best snow making capability in Tahoe. Man made snow isn't the best, but we were able to ski a wide variety of slopes. The staff, from instructors, to lift operators, to bus boys, are friendly and helpful.

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Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had a great time skiing at the resort. there are a ton of trails to ski. The only bad thing on my trip was that this year, they had not had a lot of snow, so most of the snow was man made. Therefore it was a bit icy in spots and some bare spots as well. The blue... More 

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