Top-to-Bottom Skiing and Riding Now Offered at Northstar California™ Resort

22 November 2011
Resort’s Successful Snowmaking Efforts, Paired with Natural Snowfall Elevate Skiing and Riding Experience
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Nov. 22, 2011 – The recent series of winter storms to the Lake Tahoe region, paired with cold temperatures, have allowed Northstar California Resort to put the efficiencies of its snowmaking system to work. As a result, the resort announced today it will offer top-to-bottom skiing and riding starting tomorrow, November 23. Resort guests will be able to ski and ride 2,280 vertical feet on 75 acres of terrain spread across 11 trails accessed by seven lifts, and the best snow surface conditions around the Lake.
“The commitment of our snowmaking team to provide a high quality snow surface, and the investments we’ve made over the past few years to improve the efficiency of our snowmaking system are evident,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar. “We’re thrilled to offer skiers and riders such a high quality product in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, with more snow and cold temperatures in the forecast.”
Northstar’s surface on open trails features snow depths ranging between 18-24 inches. The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow to resume in the Lake Tahoe region Wednesday, continuing into Thanksgiving Day.
Early season lift tickets are available for $85 for adults, $69 for teens (age 13-18) and seniors (age 65+), and $45 for children (age 5-12; under five ski for free). Those interested in skiing or riding all season long can turn in their lift ticket toward the purchase of a season pass. The Tahoe Value Season Pass is available for purchase starting at $389 for a limited time. Some restrictions apply, and other pass types are available. In addition, to receive the guaranteed lowest daily lift ticket rates, guests looking to save may purchase discounted lift tickets in advance online.
Stay and Ski Free on-site lodging packages start at $105 per person, per night (some restrictions apply), and can be booked online or by calling 1.800.GO.NORTH.
For more information and up-to-date snow conditions information, visit
About Northstar California Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar is host 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, horseback riding, 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
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and 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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