Northstar California Resort Fast Facts

 

Overview

Northstar is California’s relaxed luxury destination offering attentive focus on creating timeless moments and peace of mind for every guest, in a pristine setting with world-class amenities.

Website

northstarcalifornia.com

Dates and Hours

2019-20 Season: Opening day is November 22, 2019, dependant upon conditions/weather 
Winter Hours of Operation (PST): TBD

Mountain Stats

 
Base Elevation 6,330 feet  / 1,929 meters
   
Vertical 2,280 feet / 695 meters
   
Top Elevation  8,610 feet / 2,624 meters
   
Skiable Terrain 3,170 acres 
   
Terrain Type (beg/int/adv) 13 percent / 60 percent / 27 percent
   
Trails 100
   
Terrain Parks 8
  Riglet Park (extra small, kids 6 and under)
Playground (extra small)
Forerunner (extra small)
Sidewinder Burton Progression Park (extra small)
Lil' Stash (small)
Moonshine (small)
Pinball (medium)
Pipeline (large)
Halfpipes (Large. Two 18-foot pipes and one mini-pipe)
   
Total number of lifts 20
  Two gondolas (one express, one pulse)
One six-pack express
Seven quad express chairlifts
Two triples chairlifts
One fixed-grip quad chairlift
Two surface lifts
Five Magic Carpets
 
   
Total Uphill Capacity/Hour  34,799 guests per hour
   
Longest Run 1.4 miles / 2.09 km
   
Snowmaking  
   
Mountain Resturants Michael Mina's Bourbon Pub
 

Summit Smokehouse

 

Zephyr Lodge

 

The Lodge at Big Springs

 

Après Alley

 

Rink Bar

 

TC's Pub

 

The Overlook

 

Cabana Bar

 

Chilli Pepper's Cantina

 

The Big Cheesy

 

The Grille at Sawtooth Ridge

 

Copper Lane Café

 

Petra

 

Euro Snack

 

Frites

 

Ritz-Carlton Dining

 

Rubicon Pizza Company

 

Starbucks

 

Los Arcos

 

Fun Facts

  • Nine 1-mile long (1.6 km, 220 acres) advanced runs on The Backside
  • Lookout Mountain – 443 acres of advanced terrain; opened January 2001
  • 374 acres of gate-accessed advanced terrain (Sawtooth Ridge + White Rabbit) open for experts when conditions permit
  • 7 advanced gladed runs: The Camp Glade, Sugar Pine Glade, Monument Glade, Comstock Glade, Rendezvous Glade, Lookout Glade and Sawmill Glade
  • Expanded beginner teaching area featuring sculpted Smart Terrain™ that the resort has successfully demonstrated helps improve the learning curve for beginning skiers and snowboarders.
  • Average Annual Snowfall = 350 inches (9 meters)


Facilites and Amenities

  • A variety of on-mountain dining facilities, including mid-mountain and summit day lodges, as well as the new Zephyr Lodge
  • Ski & Snowboard School for children and adults
  • Cross-Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center offering 35km of groomed and tracked trails (includes track, skate, snowshoe and Telemark)
  • Two rental equipment shops (Village and mid-mountain)
  • Two demo centers (Village and mid-mountain)
  • Complimentary on-site shuttle service
  • Licensed childcare for kids ages 2+ (license no. 293610610)
  • Village at Northstar™ featuring unique shops and restaurants, bars, grocers, overnight ski storage, locker room, and two movie theaters.
  • Apex Bungy trampoline
  • Experiential opportunities including candle, mosaic, teddy bear making and pottery painting
  • 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink (ice skating in winter; roller skating in summer)
  • On-site gas station
  • Recreation Center with outdoor heated lap pool, outdoor spas, saunas, fitness center and teen center (for Northstar Resort lodging guests only)
  • Lift-accessed tubing hill
  • More than 5,000 square feet of on-site, year-round conference and banquet facilities with experienced event planners
  • State-of-the-art Snowell tuning facility for skis and snowboards
  • Day storage lockers and complimentary overnight ski and board check
  • Largest snowmaking system of any resort in North Lake Tahoe covering more than 50 percent of Northstar Resort’s 100 trails

Lodging

  • More than 220 on-site lodging units for rent through Northstar Central Reservations, 1.800.GO.NORTH (466.6784). Accommodations range from condominiums to hotel-style units, to spacious mountain homes with some ski-in/ski-out rentals available.
  • All Northstar Resort lodging guests receive access to the Recreation Center featuring a lap pool, spas, game room, sauna and health club for a small fee.
  • New 1-4 bedroom luxury condominiums in the new Village at Northstar available to rent through Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging.
  • New 2-3 bedroom luxury condominiums available to rent through Hyatt Residence Club.
  • Situated at mid-mountain at Northstar, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe features ski-in/ski-out access, mountain valet services, Manzanita, the resort’s signature restaurant created by renowned San Francisco celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins, and a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center. The year-round resort property includes 170 guest rooms, 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences and Ritz-Carlton Club fractional ownership units.
Media Contacts:
Russell Carlton, 775.586.4451, rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Susan Whitman, 530.562.8036, sswhitman@vailresorts.com