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“Good place to stay”

Northstar California
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$48.00*
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Heavenly Scenic Gondola Ride
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere. Halfway between one of North America's coolest mountain towns and one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe's premier luxury snowsports experience. Upscale shops, refined dining and Lake Tahoe's only five-star slopeside lodging is married to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier (and world-class terrain parks to keep the kids busy). Those who come to Northstar know what they're looking for. Sometimes it's adventure, sometimes it's to learn, sometimes it's to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. No matter what that experience is, they'll find it to be exactly the way it should be.
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Papeete, French Polynesia
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

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

Visited January 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“who needs natural snow?”
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
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great snowmaking, helped save our snowboard vacation”
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
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Mountain”
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
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Among the best snow and terrain at the moment”
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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