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“Wish we had snow”

Northstar California
Ranked #2 of 51 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 16, 2014

If there was more snow this year it would have been fantastic. But still the cross country sking was great.

Thank edwardkupa
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Very family-friendly, good variety of runs, nice atmosphere in The Village at the base. The only bad thing is that they close too early...lifts shut off at 4pm, and nothing stays open in the Village after 10pm, even on Saturdays, so if you arrive late or want to have a drink with friends, you'll need to do it in your room.

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

To be honest, we did not use the skii facilities. However, we went ice skating. The place is beautiful, very nicely kept, upscale looking. The staff are friendly, attentive and the fireplaces around the ice skating rink are really really awesome. We sat around a fireplace, there are ladies walking around passing out 'smores, a seconds away walk to in any direction to get drinks, hot, cold or alcoholic. Also, live music! It really is a nice place to hang out.

Thank Elsy G
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Unfortunately they were short on snow while we were there, but even the man-made snow was good. The views and surrounds and total setup was great. A little pricey on some items, but overall a great place to visit.

Thank Landon R
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

I was ready for poor snow and rock skiing and got the surprise of my winter when I was greeted with good coverage on the runs that were open, no hazards or rocks and the snow held up through midday. I hit blue and black diamond runs and they were all far better than you might expect what with no snowfall. I'm a fair weather skier, and complain easily but I was pretty happy with the day here 1/24/14. Friendly staff.

Thank notpassive
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