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 Sawtooth and Sierra, three-bedroom residences within One Village Place—where the Big Springs Express Gondola departs directly out of the building.

Farther 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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Family-Friendly Adventure

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, mini-golf, and more.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airports
    Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) or Truckee Tahoe (KTRK)
  • Average temperature
    76°F in summer; 40°F in winter
  • Closest Big City
    Sacramento
  • Car Recommended?
    Yes
  • Elevation
    6,330 feet

Destination Highlights


  • Historic Downtown Truckee

    History buffs, foodies, and shopping enthusiasts alike will enjoy a stroll through historic downtown Truckee. Among the town’s Old West mountain charm, you’ll find galleries, wine tasting rooms, and world-class dining.

  • Skiing and Snowboarding

    At Northstar, enjoy cross-country skiing on 21 miles of groomed, picturesque trails or head downhill on 3,170 acres of skiable terrain—most of it designed for beginner to intermediate skiers.

  • Mountain Biking

    In the summer months, hit the singletrack at Tahoe’s only lift-serviced mountain bike park. There’s something for every skill level—from steady cruisers to steep thrills.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Northstar, Lake Tahoe Vacation

    Overall, the weather in Northstar/Lake Tahoe is clear and beautiful, with low humidity and close to 300 days of sunshine per year. Summer temperatures often reach the mid- to high 70s, while winter months see temperatures dip into the 20s and 30s. Due to Northstar’s elevation, winter storms can roll in from late September through May.

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Map of Northstar

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