We've been skiing at Northstar for over 20 years. We used to love the homey, family oriented atmosphere. Since the explosion of condo and other development, the resort is just not the same. On the positive side, there are still the wide, well-groomed runs for the intermediate skiers. The resort has also added some true black diamonds for the most advanced skiers. However, the amenities have not caught up with the crowds. You now park up the hill, wait for the shuttle, drag your gear through the village, wait for the gondola, and then hope it doesn't stop a few times on the way up. We used to love Northstar, but now we wouldn't think of skiing there on a weekend. Even some weekdays are just not worth it. The ice skating rink is a nice addition, but the ice is almost never cleared. We have been there when it was snowing and the snow was half way up our shins, but no clearing of the ice. Too commercial now; not a true family ski resort anymore.
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