Northstar Resort– Think California-relaxed-living with luxurious amenities, and you’re there! There are activities for all four seasons, but the skiing conditions reign supreme.
There are 3,170 acres for skiing with 19 lifts plus a gondola, seven terrain parks, an upscale Alpine village, skiing programs for all members of the family, and delicious dining apres ski. And don’t forget about snowboarding, ice skating, snowtubing, and snowshoeing as well.
The location is stunning- seven miles north of Lake Tahoe and seven miles south of Truckee. Chair lifts started running in 1972. Neighborhood development began in 1995, with upscale homes and condos steadily added over the years. The Village of Northstar was born in 2005 and included a 9,000 square foot skating rink. In 2008, $63 million dollars were invested in a multi-year renovation/building project improving ski slopes and amenities. Vail Resorts purchased Northstar in 2010 and brought their talent for exceptional customer service to the operation.
There are 100 trails for skiing enthusiasts to explore over the mountains and meadows. Northstar has the largest snowmaking system in the North Lake Tahoe area.
Mountain elevation ranges from 6330 to 8600+ feet. Cross-country skiers can enjoy 7 terrain parks for leisurely or fast distances. Over 63% of the downhill trails are set for beginning to intermediate skiers. The average snowfall per year is 350 inches.
The Village at Northstar is Disney-esque with luxurious condos, boutique retailers, tasty restaurants, skating rink, firepits, cinemas, and numerous holiday activities.
Nearby neighborhoods that have easy access to the Northstar slopes include:
On the Truckee side, The Northstar Basin itself, Martis Camp, Lahontan, Schaffers Mill, Ponderosa Palisades, Sierra Meadows, Ponderosa Fairways, Gray’s Crossing, Prosser Lakeview, Old Greenwood, Glenshire and Downtown Truckee.
You’ll find homes, condos and townhomes for every style preference on both sides of Northstar starting between $400,000 and $500,000 for 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a garage. You’ll have easy ownership with one of the condos or townhomes starting in the $200,000.
Do you love the idea of skiing in and out from your lodging? Then the Northstar Basin and Martis Camp are ideal for you, with property values ranging from $65,000 for a shared ownership to a few million dollars for custom legacy properties and many, many options between.