Shaun White to Host Northstar California™ Resort’s 40th Birthday Bash on December 22

26 November 2012
Northstar's first opening day was December 22, 1972.  Come celebrate four decades of progress and success with Shaun White as we take a look back at Northstar over the years.
Shaun White will host Northstar California Resort’s 40thBirthday Bash on Saturday, December 22, 2012 in celebration of 40 years of skiing and riding at the North Lake Tahoe resort. The event takes place 40 years to the day the resort opened for skiing for the first time.
With activities for the whole family, including a Burton Snowboard Academy Kids Clinic with White, live music both on the mountain and in the Village at Northstar, a sparkling toast and s’mores in the village, 70’s costume contest and après party at Tavern 6330’, there’s an opportunity for guests of all ages to celebrate.
“Northstar has certainly changed over the years, maturing into a destination resort that is recognized for providing great service and a complete destination mountain resort experience in North Lake Tahoe,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer of Northstar. “We’re excited to have reached this milestone, and to have Shaun here to celebrate it with our guests.”
Kids ages 7+ signed up for the Burton Snowboard Academy on Saturday, December 22 will be treated to a very special visit from White during their lesson. Those interested in participating in the clinic are invited to sign up in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. The lesson includes a Burton snowboard rental, all day coaching, and an all day limited access lift ticket providing access to beginner lifts and terrain.
Live music performances will feature “Forget the Roses” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the deck of the Lodge at Big Springs (mid-mountain), and “Mustache Harbor” on the Village Stage (Village at Northstar) from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
White and Northstar COO, Bill Rock will lead the crowd in a complimentary sparkling cider and s’more toast at 4 p.m. in the Village at Northstar, followed by a 70’s costume contest at 4:15 p.m., and an après ski party at Tavern 6330’ in the Village from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring a 70’s ski theme, special après menu and a DJ.
Transforming from a day ski area to a year-round destination resort, Northstar has evolved to become one of the top mountain resort properties in the country. Since 2004, over a billion dollars has been invested at Northstar. The resort has come into its own, and now features luxury lodging including the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the region’s only five star hotel property, and the first LEED-certified base area village that has become a favorite après ski hang out complete with shopping, incredible dining options and fire pits surrounding an outdoor skating rink.
Significant improvements have also been made to improve the lift network, snowmaking capabilities, new terrain and skier services. Last season, Vail Resorts invested an additional $30 million in projects at Northstar, including the installation of a new high-speed chairlift and a new ski pod with new glade skiing and two new intermediate ski trails on The Backside of the mountain, construction of the LEED-certified Zephyr Lodge, a new 700-seat on-mountain restaurant, and the construction of a new 22-foot Superpipe designed by Shaun White, who calls Northstar his home mountain and primary training resort.
For those interested in skiing or riding all season long, the Tahoe Local Pass remains unmatched in value, price and experience with access to more than 263 trails, 14 terrain parks and 10,270 acres of some of the best terrain in the world at Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood in California and Nevada 7 days-a-week with limited holiday restrictions. For just $459, the Tahoe Local Pass pays for itself after just four days and then passholders are skiing or riding for free the rest of the season. Season passes are on sale until December 2, 2012.
The lowest-price guarantee on lift tickets is available through thePEAKS 3-Day Advance ticket when purchased at least three days in advance online at through Vail Resorts Central Reservations. With the PEAKS 3-Day Advance, skiers and riders can save up to 25 percent vs. the window rate.
Those interested in planning a trip to Northstar can take advantage of the 3-2-1 Countdown to Decemberpackage featuring three nights of lodging, two days of skiing/riding per person, and a $50 resort gift card. This offer is valid daily from December 1-24, 2012 and starts at $89 per person, per night. Some restrictions apply.
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 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, 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


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