Northstar, Lake Tahoe, California

A luxury ski village close to Tahoe’s north shore, Northstar offers seven Inspirato accommodations. Enjoy incredible gondola access when you stay at Polaris and Sierra, three-bedroom residences housed on the fifth floor of One Village Place—where the Big Springs Express Gondola departs directly out of the building.  

Further up the mountain is The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, where you can choose from five homes, ranging in size from two to four bedrooms. Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access and resort amenities including a 17,000-square-foot spa and a bustling après-ski scene.

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Nestled 10 miles northwest of Lake Tahoe, Northstar Ski Resort continues to be ranked among the top family-friendly resorts in the country. In the winter, explore a wide variety of ski runs, family learning zones, and terrain parks to suit all levels. The longest run, Loggers Loop, winds down the mountain over 1.4 miles. In the summer, the mountain transforms into a downhill mountain biking and hiking haven. Spend some time in the charming Village at Northstar, featuring boutiques, restaurants, a movie theater, minigolf, and more.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • Average High Temperature
    36°F Winter/78°F Summer
  • Closest Big City
    Reno, Nevada
  • Base Elevation
    6,330 feet
  • Car Recommended?

Destination Highlights

  • Truckee, California

    Just a few miles from the ski resort, the charming mountain town of Truckee offers a main drag lined with charming boutiques, locally owned restaurants, and art galleries.

  • Lake Tahoe

    A year-round bastion of outdoor recreation, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. In the summer, swim, windsurf, or kayak through the cobalt-blue waters. In the winter, explore numerous snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.

  • Old Greenwood Golf Course

    Tee off at the Jack Nicklaus-designed mountain course at Old Greenwood. Once ranked by Golf Digest as No. 4 in New Upscale Public Courses, Old Greenwood is nestled amid 600 acres of beautiful alpine wilderness.



  • Forecasting Your Northstar, Lake Tahoe Vacation

    Overall, Northstar enjoys clear, sunny weather, with low humidity and close to 300 days of sunshine per year. Summer temperatures hover in the mid- to high 70s, while winter months can see temperatures dip into the 20s and 30s. On average, Northstar enjoys 350 inches of snowfall per ski season. Winter storms can roll in from late September through May, due to Northstar’s base elevation at 6,330 feet.


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