Northstar is California’s relaxed luxury destination offering attentive focus on creating timeless moments and peace of mind for every guest, in a pristine setting with world-class amenities.

Northstar Traditions

After ski school gets out each day, S’mores Ambassadors descend upon Northstar Village carrying silver platters covered in ooey-gooey chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow treats - a family favorite.

Every afternoon, skiers and snowboarders gather off of East Ridge Run for a complimentary glass of bubbly or sparkling cider and t?st to the mountains, Lake Tahoe, and friends and family, creating another timeless moment at Northstar. 

NEW | Northstar partners with award-winning MINA Group to unveil Bourbon Pub Northstar, opening in winter 2019

 Internationally acclaimed restaurateur, Michael Mina,  expands his reach to Lake Tahoe, bringing reinvented pub fare  to the base of the Big Springs Gondola in the heart of The Village at Northstar. Bourbon Pub Northstar will offer upscale pub food to the après ski crowd with starters such as truffle tater tots, cheddar brats wrapped in puff pastry with jalapeno mustard and entrees including al pastor pork ribs, mesquite grilled steaks, and fennel stuffed salmon. As for adult beverages, Bourbon Pub will serve cocktails, domestic wines, and of course brews. 

Home to the world’s only official Burton snowboarding school, the Burton Snowboard Academy at Northstar, provides world-class hands-on instruction for riders of all ability levels. Entering the 11th season, Burton Academy lessons combine cutting-edge methodology and teaching techniques with added elements of luxury such as the fireplace centerpiece at Burton Academy Lounge.  Burton-certified instructors guide participants to improve skills and learn some new tips and tricks in either private or semi-private lessons.

Specialty Experiences, Instruction and Guiding

Skiers and snowboarders begin the day at sunrise with Platinum 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. 

After lifts open to the public, 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 Club, featuring private boot warmers and house-made sweets, and Platinum t?st, a European-style lunch paired with bubbly off East Ridge Run.

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