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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.

Skiable Acres: 3,170

Trails: 97

Vertical Drop: 2,280 ft (695 m)

Beginner: 13%

Intermediate: 60%

Advanced: 27%

Elevation (Summit): 8,610 ft (2,624 m)

Elevation (Mid-Mtn): 6,800 ft (2,073 m)

Elevation (Village): 6,330 ft (1,929 m)

Longest Run: 1.4 miles, Logger's Loop

Winter Season: Mid-Nov. to Mid-April

Gladed Tree Skiing: 7 trails, 600+ acres

Avg. Annual Snowfall: 350 in (9 m)

Gate-Accessed Advanced Terrain:347 acres (Sawtooth Ridge, White Rabbit)*

Avg. Daytime High:43°F (6°C) Nov. - April

Overnight Low: 21°F (-6°C) Nov. - April

Snowmaking Coverage: 50% (largest snowmaking system in N. Lake Tahoe)

On-Mountain Dining:Mid-mtn, Summit, Zephyr Lodge, Ritz-Carlton

Gondolas: 2 (1 express, 1 pulse)

Six-Pack Express: 1 (chondola)

Quad Express Chairs: 7

Quad Fixed-Grip Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 2

Tow/Surface Lifts: 2

Magic Carpets: 5

Uphill Capacity: 34,799 skiers per hour

Snow Tubing:Lift-accessed

Child Care: Licensed (ages 2+)

Overnight Ski/Board Check: Yes