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.
Overall, Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area is the 12th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in California.