|Location||Placer County, California|
|Nearest city||Truckee, California|
|Vertical||2,280 ft (690 m)|
|Top elevation||8,610 ft (2,620 m)|
|Base elevation||6,330 ft (1,930 m)|
|Skiable area||2,904 acres (1,175 ha)|
|Longest run||1.4 mi (2.3 km)|
|Lift system||19 lifts|
|Lift capacity||34,799 passengers/hr|
|Snowfall||350 in (890 cm)|
Northstar California (previously Northstar-at-Tahoe) is a mountain resort situated near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California, approximately 200 mi (320 km) from the San Francisco Bay Area. The 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) resort features 2,280 ft (690 m) vertical drop downhill terrain accessed by 19 lifts, a snowmaking system, a cross-country center, a village, on-site lodging and summer activities including an 18-hole golf course and a lift-served mountain bike park.
Northstar was a former lumber site once owned by the Douglas Lumber Co of Truckee, CA and was acquired by Fibreboard when they purchased Douglas in 1967. Its original name was Timber Farm, but was changed to Northstar-at-Tahoe when the mountain opened in December of 1972.
In 2007, CNL Lifestyle Properties acquired Northstar, which since 2010 has been operated under a triple-net lease by Vail Resorts. Vail also owns Heavenly Ski Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort both at Lake Tahoe, four other ski resorts in Colorado, including Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek, and other ski resorts. Previously, Northstar had been owned by Booth Creek, a holdings company managed by George Nield Gillett Jr., the owner of the now defunct Gillett Holdings, a former owner of Vail Associates.
- "Vail Resort History". Colorado Ski History. 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- Official website
- Vail Resorts corporate web site
- 3dSkiMap of Northstar
- Ski conditions at Northstar from Snowago
- Trailspotting: Northstar at Tahoe GPS/Mapping data
- Resort Guide by Snow Forecast