Northstar California Resort Kicks Off Summer Friday, June 6

30 May 2014
·         Northstar Offers the Best of Summer Activities, Adventure, Shopping and Dining
·          New Packages and Outdoor Fun Offer Guests Additional Options  
Friday, June 6 marks opening day for summer fun atNorthstar California Resort, inviting guests to enjoy the extensive collection of fine shops, savor some of the region’s best dining options, and experience family activities, events, and adventure throughout the season.
 
Unsurpassed Shopping and Dining
In addition to offering 30 to 70 percent savings on select 2013-2014 items, shops in The Village at Northstar  – such as Patagonia, The North Face, Oakley, Burton, and many more – offer access to summer’s latest styles and trends.
 
Whether dining in The Village, mid-mountain, or at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Northstar offers one of the most diverse culinary experiences in the region.  Guests can choose among more than 15 restaurants and locations – such as fresh sushi at Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, classic American fare at Downhill Grille, Mediterranean tapas and wine flights at Petra, award-winning decadence at Manzanita in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and beyond.
 
New this summer, the Martis Valley Grille will offer weekly Sunday brunch from 7:30 a.m. to
3 p.m., and guests receive their first mimosa on the house.    In addition to Sunday brunch, Martis Valley Grille offers breakfast and lunch daily.
 
Northstar Bike Park, Hike Park and Golf Course
New this summer, the Free Ride Pass offers unrestricted mountain biking at Northstar, Kirkwood, Keystone and Vail in Colorado, and Canyons Resort in Utah for $349.  The Northstar Bike Park offers some of North America’s best riding, as well as the best location for all ability levels to learn.  The Northstar Bike Academy, Bike 101 lessons starting at $30, as well as Better Ride Bike Camps, private lessons, Trailblazers Summer Mountain Bike Camps for kids, and more.   Summer race series include enduro, downhill and cross country throughout summer. 
 
For hikers, the new Lift & Lunch Package includes an all-day lift ticket paired with lunch at the Downhill Grille.  Hikers enjoy Northstar’s extensive network of mountain trails and scenic vistas, as well as the signature California-style atmosphere and classic American fare at the Downhill Grille’s mid-mountain location.
 
The Northstar Golf Course is in phenomenal condition and brings guests Tahoe’s best resort golf value with season passes starting at just $349, spring greens fees starting at $35 and summer greens fees starting at $45. Golfers can opt to apply a day’s greens fee toward the purchase of a season pass.
  
Summer Activities in The Village
The Village at Northstar offers myriad family activities throughout summer, such as miniature golf, roller skating, gem panning, Apex Bungy Trampoline and Mini Ropes Challenge, movies in The Village Cinemas, candle making and pottery painting, live music, wine walks, spa treatments, yoga classes, and – of course – s’mores roasting. 
 
Tahoe Star Tours Offers New Dark Skies Cosmoarium at Northstar
Offered Thursday through Saturday throughout summer, Tahoe Star Tours offer guests an unparalleled view of the Sierra Nevada’s night sky.  Enjoy a narrated astronomy presentation, view the cosmos through state-of-the-art Celestron Telescopes, and enjoy complimentary cocoa, s’mores and coffee.  The new Cosmoarium is located near the entrance to Northstar near Castle Peak parking area. 
 
For additional information on activities, events, shopping, dining, and summer fun at Northstar California, call 800.GO.NORTH or visit NorthstarCalifornia.com.    
 
View summer photography from Northstar California Resort. 
About Northstar California Resort
Northstar California™ is home to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.
 
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.
 
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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Rachael Woods

Director of Brand Communications
Email: rwoods1@vailresorts.com
Phone: 303-404-6405
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