Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
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Resort Type
Nordic / Cross Country Alpine / Skiing Sledding / Tubing Terrain Park

Northstar California offers an excellent family experience. The area boasts a vertical drop of 2,280 feet, its longest run is a thigh-taxing 1.3 miles long. Northstar's mix of runs is 25 percent beginner and advanced, and 50 percent intermediate. Ski or ride on 2,420 acres of terrain.


Northstar has completed Phase II of its new pedestrian village, which features 100 condominium residences - there are an additional 260 condos accommodating two to 10 people outside the new village - a grand selection of shops, eateries and galleries, an ice rink plaza and a new skier services area with ticket sales, lockers, ski school desk, coffee housa and kids' game arcade. There are several other lodging options in nearby Truckee and Kings Beach. Accommodations range from condominiums to hotel-style units to spacious mountain homes with some slopeside rentals available. All rentals are within minutes of the chairlifts and are serviced by a free shuttle system. More than 10,000 beds within a 15-mile radius in Truckee, North Tahoe and Incline Village.


Six restaurants, ski shop, general store with deli and liquor. Meeting space, VCR and video rentals at area. All day childcare program for ages 2-6; licensed ski option available. Ski rental and repair and demo center. Snowboarding, snowshoes, and clothing rental all available on-site. Cross country rental and repair at area. Lesson programs available for seniors, women, snowboard, telemark, cross country and children. Snowmaking on 50 percent of all runs. Photo services available.

Area Recreation

An 18-hole golf course, over 100 dirt to advanced single tracked trails for mountain biking, an adventure park with a ropes course, horseback riding, fly fishing in a secluded reservoir, and tennis with tennis camps available.

Cross country, snowmobiling and tours, tubing, snowtoys, snowbiking, snowskating, and dogsled tours. Recreation center, saunas, lap pool, and outdoor spas for lodging guests.

Cross Country

Sixty five kilometers of cross country trails on-site. Cross country rental and lessons available. Snowshoeing and telemarking.


Small, medium or large offerings from one of the top ten best Terrain parks in North America. You'll find more than 45 rails, boxes, and jibs and 50 jumps. They have a 420-foot Super Pipe and Burton Progression Park, and signature features from, DC, Burton and Amped 3.

Runs / Trailmaps

Average Snowfall: Number of Skiable Acres: Number of Runs:
350 3170 97
Elevation Base: Elevation Top: Longest Run: Vertical Feet:
6330 8610 1 2280
Longitude: Latitude:
-120.14 39.24
Beginner Runs: Intermediate Runs: Advanced Runs: Expert Runs:
13% 60% 27% 0%

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Current Conditions

Status: Open
New Snow:
Last 24 Hours 0"
Last 48 Hours 1"
Last 72 Hours 25"
Lower Elevation 10"
Upper Elevation 25"
Terrain Type:
Number of Lifts 20
Ski Lifts Open 0
% of Terrain Open 0%
Cross-Country Kilometers 0
Cross-Country Kilometers Total 0
XC Trails 0
XC Trackset 0
XC Skate Groomed 0
Terrain Features 0
Number of Tubing Lanes 1
Tubing Lanes Open 0

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