Northstar California Opens additional Terrain; Snowfall Total Reaches 31 inches

04 December 2014
  • Northstar Boasts Most Open Terrain at North Lake Tahoe
  • Holiday Events and Festivities have Begun
Northstar California Resort received an additional six inches of new snow within the last 24 hours, and snow accumulation has reached 31 inches on upper-mountain slopes throughout the past six days.  As a result, Northstar will open 12 additional trails today – including East Ridge, Delight, Stump Alley, Ax Handle, Springboard, Dutchman, The Chute, Tonini’s, Crosscut, Flume, Powder Bowl and Lower Grouse Alley.  Additionally, Pinball is scheduled to open Friday offering several terrain park features.  Northstar offers North Lake Tahoe’s most-open terrain.
“We’re thrilled with the new snow and by how many additional trails it’s allowed Northstar to open for our guests,” said Beth Howard, vice president and general manager of Northstar.  “Conditions are great and with additional snow forecast, skiers and riders can look forward to a fantastic experience as we approach the holidays.” 
The National Weather Service is calling for additional snowfall throughout the next three days.
As one of Northstar’s most celebrated holiday traditions, Noel Nights take place every Thursday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Village at Northstar invites families and friends to partake in classic holiday festivities.  Kids will delight in decorating gingerbread cookies and cupcakes in Tavern 6330’, writing letters to Santa and enjoying the sounds of holiday carolers. The Village at Northstar will transform into a winter wonderland featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire pits, pictures with Santa Claus, special shopping and dining events and more.   
Bypass the Ticket Lines
Northstar are offers up to 25 percent savings on advanced purchase lift tickets this season via the new EpicDay Lift Tickets platform, now available across all Vail Resorts. Tickets can be purchased through an easy-to-use online and mobile site,, and picked up at a designated EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up lane at each resort. Once the ticket is picked up, guests can keep their ticket and load it with more days online, avoiding a return trip to the ticket window. EpicDay Lift Tickets rewards advanced planning, even if the purchase is made while walking up to the resort, with more savings and less time spent in the ticket line.
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 100 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; Park City and Canyons in 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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