Altitude: 1929-2624 Meters

Northstar California Resort in short

  • Lots of sunshine
  • Guaranteed snow
  • Best for beginners and intermediates

Northstar puts the focus on wide groomers and approachable terrain. The mountain is easy to navigate and a veritable gem for beginner and intermediate skiers. The terrain mostly lies below the treeline, which means some beautiful runs through the trees. These trees also protect against the wind, meaning Northstar’s slopes will stay open longer than surrounding ski resorts on particularly gusty days.

Northstar is fairly low-lying compared to its neighbouring ski resorts. However, thanks to the sophisticated snowmaking facilities, you’ll never have to worry about snow cover here. Northstar boasts world-class snow parks, the cream of the crop being a superpipe designed by famous snowboarder Shaun White. Freeriding experts who are looking for more challenging terrain might want to travel to nearby Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows.

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Beginners
Freeride/off-piste
—Intermediate
Cross country
—Advanced
Guaranteed snow
Families & Children
Price level
Snowboard/freestyle

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Northstar California Resort

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Ski lifts

Additional information

Green slopes25 km Drag lifts1Start of the seasonOctober
Blue slopes0 km Chair lifts10End of the seasonApril
Red slopes45 km Gondola lifts3Glacier
Black slopes27 km Train0Min. altitude1929 m
Total132 km Capacity28002 Pers./HourMax. altitude2624 m

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Off-piste & freestyle in Northstar California Resort

Snow parks 9Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone