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Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort Guide

Northstar-at-Tahoe, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift8,596ft
Resort Height6,332ft
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Sacramento
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The American ski resort of Northstar-at-Tahoe is at an altitude of 6,332ft.


Northstar-at-Tahoe is part of the Lake Tahoe ski area with access to 161 miles of downhill skiing, with 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 29 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Northstar-at-Tahoe itself (63 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Lake Tahoe ski resorts of Boreal, Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl.

The ski resort itself is at 6,332ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 8,596ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Northstar-at-Tahoe offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Northstar-at-Tahoe is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Northstar-at-Tahoe.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'The Rapids'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Northstar-at-Tahoe?

The next notable snow forecast is -, expected on 1 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Northstar-at-Tahoe

Ski Area Stats

Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
31 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lake Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
161 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
62 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,596ft
Lowest Trail6,332ft
Resort Altitude (Northstar-at-Tahoe)6,332ft
Max Vertical2,264ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Northstar-at-Tahoe
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Northstar-at-Tahoe?

This ski resort is in Placer, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Northstar-at-Tahoe is Reno Tahoe, 68 minutes drive away.

Sacramento airport is also within three hours drive.

Reno Tahoe is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 19,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 65 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Northstar-at-Tahoe open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Northstar-at-Tahoe, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Northstar-at-Tahoe Tourist Office for the latest.