What's New at Northstar

01 November 2013
The only destination mountain resort at Lake Tahoe that offers a true five-star experience from start to finish, Northstar’s laid-back, welcoming California vibe, thoughtful, friendly service, incredible on-mountain experience and sophisticated alpine village offer guests the ultimate luxury ski experience without pretense.
Located halfway between one of North America’s coolest mountain towns and one of the world’s most iconic alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise. Since 2004, more than one billion dollars have been invested on-site, making it the premier snow sports resort in Lake Tahoe. Visitors will find upscale shops, a plethora of dining options and the region’s only AAA Five Diamond slope-side lodging, paired with some of the best grooming in the country, unmatched tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier – including world-class terrain parks and tailored glades for tree-skiing.
Those who come to Northstar know what they’re looking for. Sometimes it’s adventure. Sometimes it’s to learn. Sometimes it’s to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. When you’re here, you’ll find your winter vacation experience to be the way it should be.
New for 2013-2014 at Northstar:
Host Of Grand Prix Olympic Team Qualifier
A long time training ground for some of the best snowboarders in the world, Northstar will serve as host to the second stop of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding & Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix January 9-12, 2014. This Olympic team qualifying event will be televised on NBC, and will offer visitors the opportunity to watch first-hand as top freeskiing and snowboarding athletes compete for their spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic teams headed to Sochi, Russia in February. Events will include Snowboard Half Pipe, and new Olympic disciplines Snowboarding Slopestyle, and Freeskiing Half Pipe and Slopestyle.
With Northstar team athletes competing at their current levels, the expectation is that four members – Shaun White, Elena Hight, Chas Guldemond and David Wise – could represent the U.S. in Sochi in 2014.
Enhancements to the Mountain Experience
The Big Springs Gondola received a complete makeover in advance of the winter season. Guests will now enjoy a comfortable ride to mid-mountain in refurbished cabins that feature new doors and windows, more cushioning in the seats, upgraded ski and snowboard racks that accommodate the newest technology, and a new exterior.
On the mountain, trail widening and tree thinning completed in the Promised Land ski pod over the summer will make for improved access to some of the resort’s most popular tree skiing and riding.
The Best Way to Save on Lift Tickets
The PEAKS 3-day Advance lift ticket offers the most economical way to access Northstar all season. When purchased online at www.snow.com/liftticketsat least three days in advance, skiers and riders will receive the lowest price available for that day on lift tickets.
Custom Learning Experiences
At Northstar, it’s all about progression. Regardless of age or ability, there are innovative lesson programs and varied terrain that cater to those who want to improve. From the new Ripperroo Riglet Park for snowboarders ages 3-6, to the one-of-a-kind Burton Snowboard Academy, traditional group lessons to the Ultimate 4, at Northstar you can customize your experience and make the most out of your time on the mountain.
Whether you’re looking for adventure in the backcountry, a guide to show you where to find the best snow on the mountain, or to learn or improve your skills, Northstar’s Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center offers advanced, one-on-one training. No matter if you’re just starting out or have more experience, at Northstar you’re sure to learn something new or simply build confidence.
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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.


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