Ski Resort Profile

United States
Phone: 530 562-1010

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About the Ski Resort

Northstar-at-Tahoe is an all-season, family-oriented destination resort six miles from the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

Northstar's Mount Pluto and Lookout Mountain offer 70 trails covering 2,420 acres of downhill variety ranging from gentle bowls to long, steeper runs serviced by a modern network of lifts to get you up the mountain fast.

Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center prides itself on being the only full destination ski resort in the Tahoe area to offer complete track, skating and telemark services for all ability levels as well as a professionally certified ski school. There are 50 km of cross-country trails and skating lanes with sweeping Sierra Nevada views.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 50 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  25 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,330 ft
Summit elevation:  8,610 ft
Vertical drop:  2,280 ft
Skiable area:  2,420 acres
Annual snowfall:  350 in
Snowmaking:  50 %
Number of trails:  73
Number of lifts:  16
Types of lifts:  6 Surface Lifts,
 2 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chairs,
 6 HiSpeed Quads,
 1 Gondola (6 people)

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Northstar at Tahoe is located 6 miles from Truckee, 200 miles east of San Francisco and 40 miles west of Reno, Nevada. Take I-80 to Truckee, California, then Highway 267 south to the resort. AMTRAK and Greyhound make daily stops in Truckee.