Just north of Lake Tahoe lies a wintery haven catering perfectly for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, Northstar Ski Resort. With just the right weather conditions, Northstar is renowned for its immaculately groomed trails and stunning tree skiing. Off the slopes, there are options for ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, and even fat tyre biking.


With 97 trails and a vertical drop of 695 metres, Northstar is home to immaculate grooming and outstanding tree skiing. With minimal traversing and easy to navigate trails Northstar offers a variety of terrain for all abilities, 60% being blue runs. Northstar is a convenient 40-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

  • Lively après scene
  • Tree skiing
  • Family-friendly
  • Great beginner terrain
  • Renowned for immaculate grooming
  • Easy to navigate

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,624 Metres
Base Elevation 6,330 Metres
Vertical Drop 695 Metres
Skiable Terrain 3,170 acres
Lifts 20 lifts
Runs 100
Ave Annual Snowfall 900cms
Terrain Beginner 13%
Terrain Intermediate 60%
Terrain Advanced 27%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Northstar there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience including:

  • Ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fat Tyre biking
  • Tubing
  • Apres ski
  • Cross country skiing

Getting There

Getting to Northstar

Northstar is located in North Lake Tahoe. Fly directly into Reno/Tahoe International Airport and the resort is only a 40-minute-drive away

For more information ask our Active Travel Experts regarding shuttle or rental car options to your accommodation.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Northstar has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.