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Northstar California Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar California is the ultimate family travel destination renowned for its unique style of “California laid-back luxury” and ever-present focus on superb guest service. Deemed the ‘Best Resort for Families’ by Outside Magazine and North Lake Tahoe’s top-ranked resort for 2015 by Ski Magazine, Northstar invites families from the Bay Area and beyond to simply relax, unwind and truly enjoy every moment together.
The Mountain is a paradise for winter enthusiasts with 3,170 acres of skiable mountain terrain featuring 100 trails, 20 lifts, 7 award winning terrain parks, unmatched tree skiing and the perfect ski experience for every member of the family.
The Village at Northstar fosters a sense of community with its pedestrian-friendly approach and great centralized location for socializing, shopping and dining, and of course complimentary s’mores daily at 3:30 p.m. The year-round skating rink in the heart of The Village is perfect for kids and kids-at-heart to rent skates and have some fun while parents relax by the fire in a rink-side cabana while sipping signature beverages and relaxing after a day on the slopes.
Northstar’s famed Ski and Snowboard School was named by Outside Magazine as ‘the ski school of the future’ and features some of the world’s best professional instructors. Guests can choose from a wide array of lessons at Northstar that best suit their desired experience. For instance, the Ultimate 4 lesson hosts a maximum of four students– allowing for more one-on-one time with expert instructors. Terrain-based learning at Northstar allows beginner skiers and snowboarders to learn comfortably and naturally by practicing where the snow is gently sculpted to allow the student to control speed and movement and better focus on technique. More accomplished skiers and snowboarders can tailor their experience by spending the day exploring trails and hidden stashes with a mountain guide.
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 terrain parks and legendary gladed areas including Sawtooth Ridge, Lookout Glade and White Rabbit.
Keeps Getting Better
State-of-the-art mountain investments have curated the perfect setting to unveil new experiences, innovative ski programs, refined culinary traditions, and elegant events during winter 2014-2015 – all of which echo Northstar’s indisputable penchant for casual sophistication. One of these culinary traditions is tōst, the celebratory culinary tradition that redefines the art of the daily toast. Celebrating the mountains, Lake Tahoe and the tradition of toasting to friends and family, Northstar invites guests to raise their flutes and sip bubbles each day on the mountain at 2 p.m. Luxurious, whimsical and an ode to fun in the mountains, tōst invites guests to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of “California laid-back luxury” found only at Northstar.
Epicureans will delight in another of Northstar’s new elegant events, Mountain Table, the new mountaintop culinary experience at Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge, which features an entire menu of California-sourced ingredients. Offered twice monthly from December, 2014 through March, 2015 as well as special seating during the weekend of Valentine’s Day, each mountaintop dinner presents a feast for the senses which celebrates the best of California’s freshly-sourced produce, meats and seasonal ingredients; masterfully paired with regional artisan wines, craft beers, and distilled spirits. Dinner is served in Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge, which is renowned for its refined mountain elegance and unmistakable, panoramic view of the Sierra Nevada’s Pacific Crest through floor-to-ceiling windows. Each Mountain Table dinner will donate proceeds to one of North Lake Tahoe’s non-profit foundations.