Northstar Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Northstar Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe
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  Resort Information
Season Nov - Mid April
Nearest Airport Reno and San Francisco
Ski Area 180km
Ski Lifts 22
Ski Runs 93
Longest Run 6.4km
Resort Height 6250ft
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 5 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 3 / 5
Families 5 / 5
Nightlife 3.5 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Skiing Lake Tahoe is just one of those things you have to do and more than once.But then you have the difficulty of where to base yourself in such a large ski area.There is actually more skiing than in the 3 valleys, on the one intterchangeable ski pass, though the 7 resorts are not interlinked.You have to drive, shuttle or take the paddle steamer.Heavenly is the main base on the south shore and Squaw Valley and Northstar are on the north shore.

Northstar is a resort in its own right offering fabulous skiing in very upscale surroundings.The fact that it bears a resemblance to Beaver Creek in Colorado is not by accident ,as it was built by the same people, East West resorts.Thus the strapline of Beaver Creek of "Not exactly roughing it" also applies to Northstar.From the moment you arrive you know you are somewhere special, with much of the accommodation on or near the slopes.And if you ever get bored of one resort,there is also the superb ski resort of Squaw Valley next door, on the same Interchangeable pass.But Northstar constantly receives accolades and its easy to see why.Sure, its maybe not for those who want an exciting nightlife, thats best left for Heavenly, but for those who like wine bars,4 star accommodations and fine dining, this would be high on our list in the USA and more so for families and couples, as well as early and late skiing and for those where high village altitudes, like say Breckenridge, causes a problem.

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