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Base Elevations
6,330 ft (1,929 m)

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

Vertical Rise
2,280 ft (694 m)

Skiable Area
3,170 acres (1,282 hectares)

Trails 97
13% beginner
60% intermediate
27% advanced/expert

Total Lifts: 20

Uphill Capacity/Hour
37,891 people

Average Snowfall
350 inches (9 m)

50% of mountain trails

Northstar California Resort

One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar delivers a sophisticated laid-back California vacation for families from the Bay area and beyond. The Mountain is a paradise for winter enthusiasts with 3,1700 acres of mountain playground featuring 97 trails, 20 lifts, 7 award winning terrain parks, unmatched trees and terrain for every level of the family.

The Village at Northstar is the heart of the resort providing every need a guest could imagine from retail, rental and restaurants to Ski & Snowboard School check in and Ice Skating. The cabana’s that line the resort’s Ice Skating rink are prime perches for people watching après ski, and for taking part in the Northstar S’mores tradition, handed out every afternoon in the winter season.

Located within the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, Northstar is comprised of six main areas: the Village at Northstar, Lookout Mountain, Northwest Territory, The Backside, Mt. Pluto and the Terrain Parks. Northstar is known for its seven world-class progressive terrain parks, including Shaun White’s signature 22-foot half pipe, and legendary gladed area off Sawtooth Ridge.

Keeps Getting Better

Northstar Resort is entering into a new exciting era with the recent purchase by Vail Resorts in October 2010. Expect a greatly enhanced guest experience both on the mountain and in the village as the resort undergoes a $30 million capital improvement plan for the 2011-2012 season. Plans include the installation of a new high-speed chairlift, expanded gladed terrain, additional ski trails, a new on-mountain restaurant, new national retail outlets and a signature restaurant in the Village at Northstar™.

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