Skiing in Northstar, Truckee, California USA

Vertical Drop:
2280 feet/695 meters
Elevation summit:
8610 feet/2624 meters
Elevation mid-mtn:
6800 feet/2073 meters
Super pipe:
22 feet/6.7 meters
Elevation Village:
6330 feet/1929 meters
Northstar California is a ski resort, located near Truckee, California, USA. It is a very big ski resort, covering 3170 skiable acres/12.83 km².

This beautiful ski resort also offers on-mountain dining in Mid-mtn, Zephyr Lodge, Ridge-Carlton and Summit. It provides 7 terrain parks. Pinball which is medium and large, Moonshine which is small, Button Progression Park which is small and medium, The Straits Park which is large, Pipeline which is large, The Stash which is small medium and large and Lil’ Stash which is small.

Super-pipe is 22 ft/6.7 m and it has 1 fun park with Terrain features, the Magic Moguls which is small. Vertical drop is at 2280 ft/695 m, elevation (summit) is at 8610 ft/2624 m, elevation (mid-mtn) is at 6800 ft/2073 m and elevation (Village) is at 6330 ft/1929 m.Winter season lasts from Mid November to Mid April. Average snowfall is 350 in/889 cm.

Temperature is low 21°F/-6°C and high 43°F/6.1°C. Snowmaking coverage is the largest in North Lake Tahoe at 50%. The resort allows overnight skiing and Telemark skiing. It offers 97 trails, of which 13% for beginners, 60% for intermediate and 27% for advanced skiers.

Longest run is 1.4 mi/2.25 km on Logger’s Loop. There is a lift system of 20 lifts, 2 gondolas, 1 six pack express, 7 quad express chairs, 1 fixed gripped chair, 2 triple chairs, 2 two/surface lifts and 5 magic carpets. Uphill capacity is 34,799 skiers/hour.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM South Lake Tahoe
40 miles/64.37 km, 1 hour 5 minutes
Via West shore: Go West on Highway 50. Merge on to Highway 89 North towards Tahoe City. Turn Right onto Nevada SR 28 towards Kings Beach. Via East shore: Go East on Highway 50. Turn Left onto Nevada SR 28 towards Incline Village and Kings Beach.Turn Right/Left onto Highway 267 in Kings Beach.Continue on Highway 267 for 6 miles over Brockway Summit.Turn Left onto Northstar Dr.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
107 miles/172.20 km, 1 hour 49 minutes
Take Interstate 80 East/West to exit #188B/#188, Hwy 267. Turn Right/Left onto Highway 267 heading South.Continue on Highway 267 for approximately 6 miles through Martis Valley.Turn Right onto Northstar Drive.
Sacramento International Airport,
115 miles/185.07 km

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.


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