We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Northstar California

100 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-4203
+1 800-466-6784
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Heavenly Scenic Gondola Ride
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere. Halfway between one of North America's coolest mountain towns and one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe's premier luxury snowsports experience. Upscale shops, refined dining and Lake Tahoe's only five-star slopeside lodging is married to impeccable grooming, incredible tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier (and world-class terrain parks to keep the kids busy). Those who come to Northstar know what they're looking for. Sometimes it's adventure, sometimes it's to learn, sometimes it's to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. No matter what that experience is, they'll find it to be exactly the way it should be.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ice rink” (26 reviews)
“ski resort” (45 reviews)
“the ritz” (17 reviews)
100 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-4203
+1 800-466-6784

Similar Things to Do in Truckee

Reviews (492)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 465 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Spent one night in a one bedroom condo in Northstar. Condo was nice and had plenty of space with all of the furnishings. The building we were in was close to the Village in one of the older buildings. I loved the place and stay...More

Reviewed yesterday

We rode the gondola from the Ritz to Northstar Village. There are a few stores and restaurants. The roller skating rink was having "Retro" night.

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a cute little village. In the summer the ice rink is a roller skating rink. There is limited restaurants but a variety from fine dining, Starbucks, pizza, crepes and a few more. In summer this is a great area for hiking, biking or...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I fell in love with this ski resort! We came on the second to last weekend of ski season so the resort was not packed at all! I waited no more than one minute for each ski lift. The ski runs were great, and had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

During the Summer months, there are Star Tours at Northstar every Thursday and Saturday nights. The tours start at 8:30 pm and last 2 hours (10:30). We meet in a parking lot and walk down to a lower parking lot that is set up with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super crazy expensive and crowded beyond belief. Parking is a nightmare. You have to park miles away and take a bus and then you still have to walk through the whole village. Grooming was good, lifts were all running and the staff was friendly but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love North Star. The village is awesome with the beautiful fire pits and ice skating. Food is good and fun for all the family!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited adult kids in Northstar. Beautiful scenery and setting. Village has restaurants, shopping, etc. Kids have safe environment to walk and get around without need for constant supervision.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great rental condo with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and kitchen. 2 tvs with DVD player. Close to hiking and beach. Went to bluegrass and beer fest at main part of resort which is a 3 minute walk away. It had 2 live bands and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Northstar resort this summer and we were glad to tick that visit off of the list but you won't miss out loads if you don't go. There's plenty of cool shops to go to and it's nice to see all the summer mountain...More

Nearby Restaurants
CB's Pizza & Grill
42 reviews
7.03 km away
Mourelatos Cable Car Ice Cream
28 reviews
7.11 km away
Watermans Landing
18 reviews
7.14 km away
Fifty Fifty Brewing Company
219 reviews
6.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours
35 reviews
6.21 km away
Tahoe Vista Treetop Adventure Park
8 reviews
6.21 km away
Truckee Bike Park
6 reviews
6.06 km away
Questions & Answers
20 March 2017
Answer Show all 11 answers
Response from Ali H | Reviewed this property
Yes The ski dudes call it flat star as it ideal for learning/improving
Janus L
25 November 2016
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Mary Ann M | Reviewed this property
They opened thanksgiving and the snow was good. Then they got 15 inches that weekend so it's looking good. Go to Northstar website and they give snow reports.
Vicente B
22 December 2015
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from ljlunde | Reviewed this property
Depends on your budget. Staying at the village will be pricey but you won't have to drive far or not at all. Kings Beach has regular lodging (motel/hotel), and not too far to drive - Truckee is closer, but less lodging... More