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“Good place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Northstar-at-Tahoe

Northstar-at-Tahoe
Truckee, CA 96160
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Ranked #2 of 31 Activities in Truckee
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Activities: Skiing
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Good skiing and dining. We love all the facilities skiing, iceskating, good sushi, good hot dogs!

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memphis, tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“who needs natural snow?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We had a great time on man-made snow. Food was great. Condo was perfect.

Visited January 2012
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london
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great snowmaking, helped save our snowboard vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Visited Northstar 4 days out of 12 (the other 8 at Heavenly) and was very impressed with the resort.
Northstar supply daily grooming reports on piste maps which enable you to see what is actually open at a glance (Heavenly could learn from this).
I found the staff to be very friendly and the snowmaking was really good. (around 20% open)
Quieter than Heavenly and handy if you fancy a shopping trip to Reno after a day on the mountain.
It is only 45 minutes in the car from South Lake Tahoe and is really worth a visit. If it ever snows this season it will be even better.

Visited January 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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45 attraction reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Great Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

No snow in Tahoe when we went, but Northstar had its own snow making capabilities which saved our trip. For the 25% we boarded, it was a nice mountain with good parks. Want to go back when theres fresh powder. The EpicMIX thing is pretty cool too

Visited December 2011
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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“Among the best snow and terrain at the moment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

There's been hardly a snowflake fall from the sky this season so far. Luckily Northstar is protected so their snowmaking is opening more terrain than most other ski resorts around the lake. The manmade snow means a respectable amount of terrain. Lift prices are $101 for adults (get a Tahoe value pass in April-October for under $400: it pays for iteslf quickly) but for value, its one of the better ski resorts. (Hotshots prefer stepper mountains but, until the snow gods dump snow, Nstar is great value.

Visited January 2012
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