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Northstar California Ski Resort

Opening *
20Nov
Closing *
19Apr
* Estimated based on historical dates.
Best known forUpscale family-friendly ski resort
Beginner runs 13%
Intermediate runs60%
Advanced runs27%
Summit elevation8,610 ft
Ski area3,170 ac

Lift Ticket Information

With so many lift tickets on offer at Northstar California, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. We've put together a comparison of all the lift tickets based on price, resort access and ski days so you can find a lift ticket that's right for you.

Ticket type
Best value for
Resorts access
Adult rates
Days valid at Northstar California
Available for purchase
Northstar Lift Ticket
Skiing 1-7 days at Northstar
Northstar
Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $101 (window)
Set days purchased for
From Dec 8, 2020
Epic 1-7 Day Pass
(includes insurance)
Skiing 1-7 days at multiple resorts
34 resorts including: Northstar, Heavenly, Kiirkwood, Vail, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb and many more
1 Day Pass starting from $109
With holiday access: any 1-7 days during season
Without holiday access: any 1-7 days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
Epic Local Pass
(includes insurance)
Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts
Limited access to Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood and more. Unlimited access to 26 resorts including: Keystone, Breckenridge, Crested Butte and many more.
Season Pass starting from $729
Any days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
Epic Pass
(includes insurance)
Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts
Unlimited access to 37 resorts including Northstar. Limited access to European and Japanese resorts.
Season Pass starting from $979
Any days during season
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Northstar Lift Ticket

Best value for:

Skiing 1-7 days at Northstar

Resorts access:

Northstar

Adult Rates*:

Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $101 (window)

Days valid at Northstar California:

Set days purchased for

Available for purchase:

From Dec 8, 2020

Epic 1-7 Day Pass
(includes insurance)

Best value for:

Skiing 1-7 days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

34 resorts including: Northstar, Heavenly, Kiirkwood, Vail, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb and many more

Adult Rates*:

1 Day Pass starting from $109

Days valid at Northstar California:

With holiday access: any 1-7 days during season
Without holiday access: any 1-7 days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Epic Local Pass
(includes insurance)

Best value for:

Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Limited access to Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood and more. Unlimited access to 26 resorts including: Keystone, Breckenridge, Crested Butte and many more.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $729

Days valid at Northstar California:

Any days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Epic Pass
(includes insurance)

Best value for:

Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Unlimited access to 37 resorts including Northstar. Limited access to European and Japanese resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $979

Days valid at Northstar California:

Any days during season
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

*EPIC Blackout Dates: Nov 26, 2020 to Nov 27, 2020, Dec 25, 2020 to Dec 30, 2020, Jan 15, 2021 and Feb 12, 2021 to Feb 13, 2021

Challenge Level

Northstar is known to be best suited for intermediate skiers with almost half of the mountain being blue runs. Northstar also has a slow zone and family zone dedicated to beginners which is great for families. Advanced skiers and boarders can head to Lookout Mountain Territory for some exquisite tree skiing and steep inclines.

Things To Do

The Village at Northstar is not to be missed with plenty to do. Activities include:

  • Ice Skating
  • Snow Biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tubing
  • Shopping
  • Candle Making in nearby Truckee

Accessibility

Reno-Tahoe is the main airport and has plenty of direct flights to and from major cities in US, Canada and Mexico. Scheduled shuttle services such as North Lake Tahoe Express are available at the airport and will take you to your lodging.

Recommended Airport:

  • Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport 43 mi (50 minute drive)

When To Go

For great snow, it's best to visit Northstar from January-February after their snowstorms. However, to miss the holiday goers try to avoid travelling over Martin Luther King weekend and President's Day weekend.

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