Outdoor ice rink at Northstar Tahoe

Elevate Your Vacation: Luxury Experiences at Northstar Lake Tahoe

In the heart of California’s majestic Sierra Nevada mountains you’ll find Northstar Lake Tahoe, an unparalleled vacation destination for those seeking luxury amidst nature’s grandeur. Staying in a luxury vacation rental at Northstar Tahoe not only places you a stone’s throw away from the world-renowned ski slopes, famous for their pristine conditions and breathtaking vistas, but also ensures access to the high-end amenities of the resort. 

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be enveloped in an atmosphere of exclusive comfort and elegance, making your getaway truly unforgettable. Whether you’re carving down the slopes or relaxing in the opulence of your rental, Northstar Lake Tahoe epitomizes the pinnacle of alpine luxury.

Blue skies with some cloud above snow covered trees Northstar Resort
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Proximity to World-Class Ski Resort

Northstar Lake Tahoe is a premier destination for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, known for its well-groomed trails, extensive terrain, and high-quality snow conditions. Northstar offers a diverse range of slopes that cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced athletes. Here are some key features and highlights of skiing and snowboarding at Northstar Lake Tahoe:

Snow covered mountain with ski trails on the slopes and trees dotted around mountain
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  • Varied Terrain: Northstar boasts over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, including more than 100 trails. The resort is designed to accommodate skiers and snowboarders of all levels, with a balanced mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs. This variety ensures that everyone, from families to seasoned professionals, can enjoy the slopes.
  • Advanced Lift System: The resort features a modern lift system, including high-speed chairlifts and gondolas, which provides efficient access to the mountain’s diverse terrain. This minimizes wait times and maximizes time spent on the slopes.
  • Terrain Parks and Features: For those interested in freestyle skiing and snowboarding, Northstar offers several terrain parks with a variety of features, including jumps, rails, and boxes. These parks are designed for different skill levels, from beginner to expert, making it a popular destination for freestyle enthusiasts.
  • Ski and Snowboard Schools: Northstar has a reputable ski and snowboard school that offers lessons for all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a first-timer looking to learn the basics or an experienced rider aiming to refine your skills, the resort’s certified instructors provide personalized coaching and guidance.

Explore Northstar Village

Northstar Village, found at the base of the resort, is a vibrant hub that offers an array of activities, dining options, and shopping experiences for visitors. For those staying in a luxury rental nearby, the Village serves as the perfect gateway to both relaxation and adventure, providing easy access to the resort’s many amenities and attractions. Here’s what visitors can see and do in Northstar Village:

Dining and Culinary Experiences: Northstar Village boasts a diverse range of dining options, from cozy cafes and casual eateries to upscale restaurants. Visitors can enjoy everything from quick bites to sophisticated meals, indulging in local and international cuisines. The culinary experiences are complemented by wine bars and pubs, where guests can savor local wines and craft beers.

  • Shopping: The Village offers a variety of shopping opportunities, featuring boutique stores, outdoor gear shops, and artisanal markets. Whether you’re looking for the latest ski and snowboard equipment, mountain chic apparel, or unique local crafts, the shopping scene in Northstar Village caters to all tastes and needs.
Outdoor ice rink at Northstar Tahoe

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Outdoor Ice Skating Rink: A centerpiece of the Village is its outdoor ice skating rink, surrounded by fire pits and comfortable seating areas. Skating under the open sky, whether during the day or by the twinkling lights at night, creates a magical experience for visitors of all ages.

  • Events and Entertainment: Northstar Village hosts a variety of events and entertainment options throughout the year, including live music performances, festivals, and holiday celebrations. The lively atmosphere is perfect for those looking to enjoy the cultural side of the resort.
  • Spa and Wellness Facilities: For relaxation and rejuvenation, visitors can take advantage of the spa and wellness facilities available in the Village. Offering a range of services from massages to beauty treatments, the spas provide a tranquil escape for those looking to unwind.
  • Family-Friendly Activities: The Village is designed to be family-friendly, with activities and amenities that cater to younger visitors, including a kids’ adventure zone, outdoor movies, and interactive workshops.

Year-Round Activities Nearby

Northstar California Resort isn’t just a winter wonderland for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts; it’s a year-round destination offering a variety of outdoor activities that cater to all interests and skill levels. Beyond the pristine slopes, the resort transforms during the warmer months to provide an array of summer activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and golfing, making it an ideal spot for outdoor adventurers and families alike. Here’s a closer look at these activities:


Northstar offers an extensive network of hiking trails that meander through the stunning Sierra Nevada landscape. These trails range from easy walks to more challenging hikes (like the Backside Loop trail), allowing visitors of all ages and abilities to explore the natural beauty of the area. Hikers can enjoy wildflower-filled meadows, serene forests, and panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. Guided hikes are also available, offering insights into the local flora, fauna, and geography.

Mountain Biking

Recognized as one of the premier mountain biking destinations in North America, Northstar features an impressive bike park with trails designed for all levels, from beginners to professional athletes. The park includes more than 100 miles of trails, with lift access to downhill and cross-country routes. There are also skill parks, pump tracks, and a variety of jumps and features for those looking to improve their riding technique or just have fun. Rental equipment and biking lessons are available on-site, making it easy for everyone to hit the trails.


The Northstar Golf Course is a stunning 18-hole, par-72 course that offers a challenging and enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. Designed by renowned architect Robert Muir Graves, the course blends seamlessly with the mountainous terrain, featuring beautiful fairways and greens set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevadas. The course also offers a driving range, putting green, and professional instruction, ensuring a top-tier golfing experience.

Enjoy Comfort and Privacy in Our Luxury Accommodation

Discover the epitome of mountain luxury with our ski-in ski-out rentals at Northstar, where convenience meets sophistication in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. Each rental is designed to cater to your every need, featuring high-end amenities that redefine alpine living. Imagine preparing dinner in a fully-equipped chef’s kitchen, unwinding in front of a top-of-the-range entertainment system, or soothing your muscles in outdoor hot tubs with breathtaking mountain views. Our properties also boast saunas for ultimate relaxation, pool tables for evening entertainment, and BBQs for gourmet grilling. 

With direct access to the world-renowned slopes of Northstar, these luxury rentals offer not just a place to stay, but an unparalleled vacation experience filled with comfort, convenience, and endless enjoyment.