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Northstar-at-Tahoe

5001 Northstar Drive | Truckee, CA 96161 | Official website
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  • Type: Recreation, Skiing
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.1)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Although it's significantly smaller than Squaw Valley USA or the Heavenly Resort -- boasting a mere 2,420 acres and 70 runs -- Northstar-at-Tahoe is often rated among the top ski resorts in the West. In fact, Northstar had to construct an "express gondola" to accommodate number of people who couldn't wait to hit the slopes. One Yelp.com user writes: "This place is by far the most fun resort to shred on, at least for me! All the runs including the blacks aren't that crazy where you'll feel like you'll die. A lot of them are a bit steep then they mellow out, but they flow nicely."

Other Northstar-at-Tahoe activities include swimming, ice skating and snowshoeing. Also, youngsters can have the time of their lives on the kid-friendly slopes and the rides found at the Jib and Mineshaft Adventure Parks. After a long day on the slopes (or the trails or the rink or the poolside), catch up on your R&R with some time at the spa.

Northstar-at-Tahoe sits on the northern shore of Lake Tahoe just about eight miles southeast of Truckee. The lifts begin to open around 8:30 a.m. and stay open until 4 p.m., depending on the day and the lift. Single-day lift tickets start at $90 for adults. Prices and hours of operation of other attractions and activities vary. For more information, check out Northstar's website.

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