Best Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area Snowboarding

The 10th most popular snowboarding destination in California.

  Lake Tahoe, California, US


  September 22, 2020

Between Kings Beach and Truckee, the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski area has runs spread over 2,900 acres accessing a maximum vertical drop of 2,300 feet. Northstar is popular for its seven terrain parks that include over 100 terrain features. The Straights Park is known for its big tables. The Pinball Park has a progression of rollers, step-ups and rails. In addition, Northstar has the only 22 foot Superpipe in the Tahoe region. If you are looking for some big mountain snowboarding action, try the new black-diamond runs off Lookout Mountain.

The Northstar-At-Tahoe resort is better known for snowboarding and not really its nightlife. For nightlife, your best bets are in Tahoe City including Pierce Street Annex, Pete & Peters and Naughty Dog). You could also check out some places in Truckee such as Tahoe Taps or Tourist Club.

To reach the snowboarding at Northstar from Truckee, follow US267 south towards Kings Beach. Look for signs to Northstar ski area.

Overall, Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area is the 10th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 14 snowboarding resorts in California. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area including Kirkwood Ski Area, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Palisades Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area and Boreal Mountain.

Local Contacts:  Northstar (800) GO-NORTH; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Daves Board Shop (530) 582-5665; Alpine Skills Guides (530) 426-9108; Tahoe Avalanche Info (530) 587-2158.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Pepper Tree Inn, Tahoe City (800) 624-8590; Mayfield House B&B, Tahoe City; Holiday Inn Express, Truckee

Luxury Loding:  The Truckee Hotel

Breakfast Restaurant:  Rosies Cafe, Tahoe City; The Squeeze, Truckee

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GPS:  39.265, -120.1248

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  9/22/2020

ID:  12304

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