Ski Resort Rundown – Northstar
Lake Tahoe is an amazing place partly due to the fact that they offer so many different places to ski all within an hour driving distance of each other. Therefore, if you are new to Lake Tahoe, it may seem a little overwhelming when you are trying to pick a place to buy your season pass for the upcoming season. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect from Northstar At Tahoe.
Northstar offers a large variety of terrain that mostly ranges from beginner to intermediate level. One of the great things about Northstar is that when other resorts like Alpine Meadows and Squaw close down due to wind-hold, Northstar usually remains open so you still have a place to go and enjoy the pow. They have some great tree skiing on the backside but the only problem is that sometimes it can be hard to find steep enough terrain to ski in when the snow gets really deep. Therefore, if you are a skier that loves big mountain lines and sending cliffs then Northstar is not the mountain for you.
Although Northstar does not host the most steep terrain, they do offer one of the best terrain parks in North America. The terrain park crew makes sure that they are constantly maintaining and changing their parks so that it stays fresh and you are never bored with the set-up. They have five separate parks (Burton Progression Park – beginner, Moonshine – beginner/intermediate, Pinball – intermediate/advanced, DC Straits – advanced, The Stash – intermediate/advanced) for different levels of riding so no matter what your skill level is, Northstar has something for you. If you enjoy riding park then I would definitely suggest that you invest some money in a Northstar season pass to take advantage of one of the best terrain parks in Tahoe. The one downfall to Northstar is that it can become very crowded, especially on weekends, so you may want to look into spending the extra money to get a vertical plus pass so that you don’t have to wait in long lines.