|Location: Truckee, CA (see map)
Directions: On Hwy. 267 halfway between Truckee and Kings Beach
Snow Phone: 530-562-1330
Home Page: http://www.skinorthstar.com/
Ski Area Comparison
Northstar is an outstanding area for advanced beginners and intermediate skiers because it offers a large number very long "blue" runs. In my opinion, many of the "black diamond" runs at this area should really be considered "blue" too. (Some locals refer to Northstar as "Flatstar".) If you like long, well-groomed cruiser runs, this is the best place to go in the Tahoe area. The cruise from the top of Mt Pluto down to the village is real thigh burner (~2 miles long.) Advanced skiers will find the best runs on the backside of the mountain, where they've recently upgraded the old triple chair to be an express quad lift.
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|Beginner: 25%||Peak Elevation: 8600 feet|
|Intermediate: 50%||Vertical Drop: 2200 feet|
|Advanced: 25%||Base Elevation: 6400 feet|
|Average Snowfall: 400 inches|
|Skiable Acres: 2000|
For more information, see the Trail Map
|Special: $5 over 70. Northstar limits daily lift ticket sales. If a sellout occurs in the morning, afternoon tickets will not be sold.|
For more information, see the Comparison of Ski Areas