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Northstar is a scenic haven sprinkled with forests of evergreen and aspen that rests beneath skies of brilliant blue. Test your skis. Grab your board. Adjust your shades. Take off! Twelve lifts, including four express quad chairs, will soar you above leg-burning moguls and long, well-groomed runs that go on and on for 2,420 skiable acres. The 66 tree-lined trails, half with snowmaking, offer terrain to suit everyone’s style – 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced. Northstar machines groom one to three runs between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. daily for fresh afternoon tracks.

The base elevation of Northstar’s Mt. Pluto is 6,330 feet and the summit elevation is 8,610, making for a vertical drop of 2,280 feet. The longest run is 2.6 miles. On the backside of the mountain there are eight, mile-long advanced runs and 220 acres of off-piste terrain that await advanced to expert skiers. Guided snowcat tours are offered daily to the north side of Lookout Mountain, challenging expert skiers and snowboarders with another 200 acres of ungroomed, off-piste terrain. Snowcat tours offer a sXneak peek at three newly cut runs on the site of a new chair to be added summer 2000.

100 Northstar Drive

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Truckee, CA

General Information:


From the Bay Area:

Go East on Interstate 80 for roughly 3 hours. (184 miles).

Take Highway 267 Exit.

This is the new by-pass route. It is just after the last Truckee Exit. Travel South on Highway 267 for approx. 8 miles.

Turn Right onto Northstar Dr.

From Reno:Go West on Interstate 80 for roughly 30 minutes (30 miles).

Take Highway 267 Exit. Travel South on Highway 267 for approx 8 miles.

Turn Right onto Northstar Dr.

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