Northstar is a luxurious resort located off of Highway 267 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Placer County, California. Placer County is ranked by Niche.com at #4 in Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in California (#11 nationally) and at #6 in Best Counties for Families in California.
Approximately 200 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area, Northstar is a master planned community near the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe and south of the historic town of Truckee. Residents and visitors enjoy a relaxed lifestyle centered around skiing another winter recreation activities. The Village at Northstar features numerous trendy boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops centered around an ice-skating rink that’s open year round.
The pristine year-round destination is surrounded by trees and quiet valleys. It has been named as one of the top family resorts by several national magazines, including Travel + Leisure.
The 3,170-acre resort has a wide array of activities and breathtaking views amidst the splendor of Lake Tahoe. In addition to upscale lodgings, lots of shops, restaurants, nightlife, two movie theaters, and other amenities. Not to mention a luxurious spa and fitness center, as well as gourmet dining.
Northstar is known for its friendly atmosphere, family fun, and great ski mountain which features a 2,280 ft vertical drop of alpine terrain accessed by 19 lifts.
Northstar Village is based on a small village layout that centers a square which, in winter, has an ice skating rink. The action buzzes around the outdoor ice skating rink surrounded by fire pits, often used for s’mores, and an array of dining options and live music. The Village layout contributes to the strong sense of community.
Northstar hosts a Live Music Series all winter long, Friday Fun Nights with ice skating and a DJ, and pop-up restaurants by incredible chefs. Dining options include Bourbon Pub, Rubicon Pizza, Company, Copper Lane Cafe & Provisions, Los Arcos Mexican Grill, Petra Wine Bar, TC's Tap House, The Grille at Sawtooth Ridge, White Rabbit Eatery, Martis Valley Grille, and Starbucks. Shops include True North for ski equipment, The North Face and Patagonia for apparel, Mine for kid’s apparel, Oakley for eyewear, Northstar Logo Co., and Burton for snowboarding supplies.
Work out in the fitness facility, or pamper yourself at the spas and saunas, like the 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The Ritz offers mid mountain ski-in, ski-out access to the Northstar ski area. There are deluxe spa services at both The Ritz and Tahoe Spa and Wellness Center.
On-site lodging at Northstar is the best the Sierras have to offer, the perfect mountain home. Northstar Village lodging primarily consists of luxurious properties. There are modern condos for families or groups and multi-bedroom mountain homes. The clubhouse has a double fireplace, bar and reception lobby. Members have complete access to the adjacent Swim & Racquet Club, occupying 180,000 square feet of recreation area including two lap pools, ten tennis courts, three outdoor spas, fitness center, and game room.
Northstar perks include concierge service, pre-arrival grocery shopping service, Business services, Changing room for early arrivals and late departures, Ski valets and attendants, packing, transporting, and storing bulky ski equipment, ski clothing and accessories, members ski locker room and storage areas, an extensive lift system, meticulous grooming, and the friendliest resort employees.
From small groups to large groups and wedding parties to charity events, nothing beats Northstar for the ultimate group outing. Northstar is available to host and arrange group golf tournaments. There are also stunning spaces for corporate events and retreats.
With abundant activities during both summer and winter, Northstar is the perfect place to get your club, corporation, class, or family up the mountains for an unforgettable group-activity-filled getaway. Regardless of group size, ages and ability levels, there’s an activity for everyone.
There are over 1400 privately owned properties among the woodsy setting at Northstar, consisting of single family homes, condominiums, penthouses, shared ownership, and building sites. Properties vary from one bedroom condominiums on the ski slopes to luxury executive homes on the golf course.
Northstar real estate begins at about $400,000 for smaller cabin homes and can well exceed $5,000,000 for larger homes. Northstar condos and townhomes start at $200,000 and can exceed $4,000,000. Northstar lots start at $200,000 and can well exceed $2,000,000.
All residences include jetted tubs, spacious living and dining areas, rock and timber fireplace, elegant furnishings and accessories, top quality appliances, and mountain, meadow, and/or golf course views.
In Placer County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Placer County and the public schools are highly rated.
Lake Tahoe with its 72 miles of shoreline offers river rafting, water skiing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, or tubing on the Truckee River. Meanwhile, the local Truckee/Tahoe area has Unique shops, art galleries, museums, parks, seasonal festivals and fine restaurants.
Northstar Ski Resort one of the best destination resorts in the US. Since 2010, the Northstar Ski Resort has been owned by Vail Resorts, which is known for high quality customer service and very well developed infrastructure and amenities - all the bells and whistles you could dream of. With great local transportation options, Northstar can be used as a base to explore other nearby Tahoe ski resorts.