Across the 3,000-acre downhill terrain of the year-round accessible Northstar Mountain resort awaits a multitude of wonders that makes it a powerful family magnet. Located near the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, you can easily get up to the highland resort with their 11 lifts and 8 express lifts. Just a few years back, Northstar debuted with the newly-opened Village at Northstar which featured restaurants, jewelry shops, art galleries, different shop varieties, luxury condominiums and to top it all, a 9,000-square-foot skating rink that fits well against this snow-covered resort.
Although locally dubbed as a flatstar because of its lack of steep slopes that placed it in the shadows of the Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Ski Resort, the expansion of the LookoutMountain has brought Northstar back its name. Known for its tree skeeing and fall lines, it even hosted the last stop of the very first Winter Dew Tour which was an action sports tour for winter sports. With landscapes that can cater to all levels of skiers, it now has steep groomers, bump runs, hips, rails, boxes, a halfpipe, and a 420-feet long superpipe that will bring your blood to a rush!
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Squaw Valley Mountain Stats:
Skiable Acres: 3,000
Base Elevation: 6,330 ft
Vertical Drop: 2,280 ft
Mid-mtn Elevation: 6,800 ft
Summit Elevation: 8,610 ft
Day Lodges: 2
Total Lifts: 19
- 2 Gondolas
- 1 Six-Pack Express
- 6 Quad Express Chairs
- 1 Quad Fixed-Grip Chairs
- 2 Triple Chairs
- 2 Tow/Surface Lifts
- 5 Magic Carpets
Uphill Capacity: 34,799 skiers per hour
Winter Season: Mid-Nov. to Mid-April
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 350 in
Avg. Daytime High: 43°F (6°C) Nov. - Apr.
Avg.Overnight Low: 21°F (-6°C) Nov. - Apr.
Snowmaking coverage: 50% (largest system in N. Lake Tahoe)
Number of Trails: 93
- 13% Beginner
- 60% Intermediate
- 27% Advanced
Gladed Trails: 5
Backcountry Terrain: 344 acres - Sawtooth Ridge
Advanced Terrain: 443 acres - Lookout Mountain
The Backside: 9 one-mile long (1.6 km) advanced runs
Longest Run: 1.4 miles (2.09 km) - Logger's Loop