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California Travel
Northstar California Resort is less than an hour away from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and just ten minutes away from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport (KTRK). KTRK offers unparalleled access to private airlines on flight services such as Mountain Lion Aviation, available on-demand, and Surf Air, flying from anywhere in California.

Convenient non-stop routes to RNO include San Jose and Oakland in the Bay Area. Southern Californians have non-stop access from Long Beach, which Jetblue increases to twice daily flights in February, Orange County and San Diego. Travelers coming from Los Angeles (LAX) can choose from a total of eight daily flights on Southwest, United or American Airlines. With such easy travel access, visitors traveling within California can leave their homes and be on the slopes by the afternoon.

Specialty Experiences, Instruction and Guiding
(NEW) Northstar California’s Platinum program expands with Platinum Piste, an exclusive trail combining the resort’s signature grooming and unprecedented standards for providing consistent, premium conditions. Skiers and snowboarders with Platinum Season or Day Passes gain access to the exclusive, location-rotating run offered on Saturdays, experiencing the best conditions throughout the day – whether it’s 10” of powder or immaculate corduroy.

Platinum Season and Day Passes are perfect for skiers and snowboarders seeking solitude by unlocking private gates at the front of each lift line. The ease of avoiding lift lines entirely is a Lake Tahoe experience that can only be found at Northstar. Other experiences in the Platinum family include Platinum Lockers, featuring private boot warmers and house-made sweets, and Platinum t?st, a European-style lunch paired with Veuve Clicquot off East Ridge Run.

(NEW) Skiers and snowboarders can now begin the day at sunrise with First Tracks, where Adventure Guiding and Learning Center mountain guides take two intimate groups on a tour of the mountain before lifts open to the public. This shamelessly indulgent experience gives private access to freshly groomed runs and sparkling powder across the entire mountain.

Convenient and inviting, the Adventure Guiding and Learning Center welcomes guests into the lounge with fresh espresso and custom equipment fitting, prior to meeting a hand-picked mountain guide. Northstar mountain guides and instructors provide what guests need – including tours to the most serene locations on the mountain. After a full day of skiing Northstar like a local, visitors return to the Village for a well-earned champagne toast.  

Next door at the exclusive Burton Snowboard Academy, snowboarders of all levels enter a realm of terrain-based learning. Leather-seated couches and a fireplace surrounded by top-of-the-line Burton equipment make for a cozy setting to lace up boots. On-mountain, little tykes learn the essentials in the Ripperoo Riglet Park, while more mature boarders progress on the trail, in one of the five nationally-renowned progression parks or off-piste. For breaks, the private Burton Academy Lounge at Mid-Mountain offers one-on-one time with Burton-certified instructors, hot cocoa and fire pits.

Off-Mountain Memories
Away from the turning lifts, multi-generational families can experience the alpine climate together without ever stepping into a ski boot. 
  • (NEW) Lululemon is the newest shopping experience in the Village at Northstar, bringing alpine-ready athletic-chic clothes to the resort.
  • Slide down Northstar’s 200-yard Snow Tubing hill individually or in a daisy chain together.
  • Ice Skate under the stars and twinkle lights surrounded by fireside cabanas and boutiques.
  • Feel the warmth of candle wax and blend the perfect scent at the Villager Candle Shop.
  • Learn about the skies while exploring nature on a Star Gazing Snowshoe Tour with star guide and poet, Tony Berendsen.
  • Seek alpine sanctuary at Tahoe Spa, Yoga and Wellness for local nature inspired treatments and reawakening of the body.
  • The Cross Country, Snowshoe and Telemark Center is on-mountain, and yet feels like it’s miles away. Over 30 kilometers of quiet, perfectly groomed trails weave into the forest and end at the peaks overlooking Lake Tahoe.

Culinary Experiences
Communal dining at Northstar offers a space for sharing, trying new flavors and coming together at the table.
  • (NEW) Yamakai Fish and Sushi Co. is the newest addition to the Village at Northstar and brings one of the most extensive wine menus at Lake Tahoe and a fusion of Hawaiian and Japanese inspiration.
  • Guests can find a simple menu with bold flavors at Petra, a tapas and wine bar with cozy indoor or outdoor fireside seating.
  • Copper Lane Café & Provisions offers hand-made and local comforts – perfect for packing a picnic to take on a snowshoeing adventure to Sawmill Lake.
Celebrate special occasions with refined dining in the Village.
  • Lit by surrounding outdoor fireplaces, Tavern 6330’ reimagines traditional ski lodge dining with a seasonal and earthy menu. The mixologist’s must-try item is the deconstructed gin and tonic.
Surprise the Kids
  • Le Waf, a Leige Waffle dottled with imported pearl sugar, is a family staple at Northstar that is passed down from generation to generation.
  • Known for creative pies and crisp salads, Rubicon Pizza Company serves comfort food that can be smelled across the Village.
  • Just steps from the Gondola, Inxspot serves locally-roasted coffee and has a full breakfast menu to fuel up for a day of ski school.

Northstar Traditions
  • Every afternoon skiers and snowboarders gather off of East Ridge Run for a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider and t?st to the mountains, Lake Tahoe, and friends and family.
  • Set at Zephyr Lodge, the Mountain Table Dinner Series marries food and wine for a private dinner culminating with a surprise transportation twist. This winter’s series features SIMI, Prisoner, Charles Krug and Rodney Strong Vineyards.  
  • After ski school gets out each day, it’s S’mores Time as ambassadors descend upon the Village carrying silver platters covered in ooey-gooey chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow treats.

2017-2018 Season Passes Unlock the West Coast
Epic Local pass holders can now ski Whistler Blackcomb, the largest resort in North America, and the Best of Tahoe resorts, including Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days of skiing or riding and offers West Coast skiers and snowboarders unlimited access to Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe and Park City in Utah with limited holiday restrictions; unlimited access to Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and 10 days total at Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado, and Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont. At just $639 for adults and $339 for children, skiers and snowboarders who purchase their 2017-2018 Epic Local Pass before September 4, 2017 are guaranteed the lowest price.

About Northstar California
Northstar California Resort is a multi-season destination offering effortless family adventure. During the winter months Northstar California is home to meticulously groomed runs, award-winning terrain parks, and alpine activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. The Village at Northstar features boutique shopping, elevated dining experiences, a year-round outdoor skating rink, conference centers, movie theatre, alpine-chic lodging and more. Northstar California is located on Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.

Contact(s)

Marcie Bradley

Sr. Communications Manager
Email: mhbradley@vailresorts.com
Phone: 530.562.3866

Stephanie Myers

Communications Specialist
Email: Smyers4@vailresorts.com
Phone: 775-343-5886
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