Northstar Opens for the 2013.2014 Winter Season

23 November 2013
Northstar announced the start the to the winter season today. Low temperatures in the Sierra in recent days have allowed snowmakers to work around the clock in recent days, adding to the 20 inches of natural snow received in recent weeks.
Click hereto get a glimpse behind the scenes of the preparation entailed in opening the resort. See more snowmaking pictures in this photo gallery.  
“Thanks to our incredible snowmaking systems and crews working around the clock, we are looking forward to a remarkable opening weekend,” said Northstar Chief Operating Officer Bill Rock. “I am incredibly proud of our teams and we are looking forward to a great season.”
Guests can count on three lifts and four trails to be open and running for opening day. Big Springs Gondola will open at 8:00 a.m. and will debut its remodeled gondola cabins. Vista Express and Arrow Express will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Opening day skiers and riders will have access to four open trails including Skid Trail, Upper Lumberjack, Upper Main Street and Lower Main Street. Several opening day activities are also planned throughout the weekend including a Starbucks coffee cup scavenger hunt in the Village and an Epic Pass Clubgiveaway. Details can be found online here.
Lift tickets are available online at, by phone at 1.800.GO.NORTH.
Ticket Rates Nov. 23-26:                    ADULT: $90                             TEEN (ages 13-18): $75
                                                            CHILD (ages 5-12): $49           CHILD (age 4 & under): FREE
                                                            SENIOR (age 65 & up): $75               
With Heavenly’s opening this weekend and Kirkwood’s anticipated opening next week, conditions permitting, now is also the time to purchase the season pass offering the best value and access to Tahoe’s three premier mountain destinations, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar. All three resorts are scheduled to open leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. The Tahoe Local and Tahoe Value Passes offer access to more than 263 trails, 14 terrain parks and 10,270 acres of terrain all on one pass; but sales of Tahoe’s most popular season pass end Sunday. For the best prices of the season on all Tahoe passes and for information about pass holder benefits, visit
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 is also the last day for skiers and riders to purchase the 2013-2014 Epic Pass and have access to 26 iconic mountains in four countries, including unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; five free days at Verbier, Switzerland; five consecutive free days at Arlberg, Austria; and five free days at Les 3 Vallées, France. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $729 for adults and $379 for children (ages 5-12).
About Northstar California Resort
Northstar California™ is home to a base area village featuring an array of shops and restaurants, conference centers, a 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

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Canyons in Park City, Utah; 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 and consumer website is


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