|Location||Placer County, 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 (11.75 km2)|
|Longest run||1.4 mi (2.3 km)|
|Lift system||19 lifts|
|Lift capacity||34,800 / hr|
|Snowfall||350 in (890 cm)|
Approximately 200 miles (320 km) from the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2,904-acre (11.75 km2) resort features 2,280 ft (690 m) vertical drop of alpine 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 Company of Truckee 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 43 years ago in December 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
- 3dSkiMap of Northstar
- Ski conditions at Northstar from Snowago
- Trailspotting: Northstar at Tahoe GPS/Mapping data
- Resort Guide by Snow Forecast