8 Best Ski Resorts in Lake Tahoe, 2019

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Northstar Ski Resort

Northstar Ski Resort

Northstar is a family-friendly ski resort that is ideal for intermediate skiers. The extensive terrain covers 3,170 acres with 97 impeccably groomed runs accessed by 20 lifts. The majority of the slopes are rated as moderate, with 13 percent beginner runs and 60 percent intermediate runs. At an elevation of 6,330 feet to 8,610 feet, Northstar generally has good snow coverage, and when the snow is sparse, the resort employs snowmaking machines. Skiers enjoy gliding through powdery slopes enclosed by lush pine forests. Northstar is also known for its Snowboarding Terrain Parks including The Straits for a variety of jumps, Pinball for “jibs,” and the Burton Progression Park for those learning freestyle skiing. Besides alpine skiing, Northstar is a great place for telemark skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow tubing.

One of the highlights of Northstar is its lively village atmosphere. The area at the base of the slopes offers a wide selection of shops and restaurants as well as an upscale spa and the stylish Hyatt Residence Club Northstar Lodge. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel lies right in the resort at the mid-mountain level, offering ski-in and ski-out convenience. Decorated in a rustic-chic style, this five-star hotel has cozy lounges with warming fireplaces and contemporary guest rooms with all the amenities.

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