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I love all the Lake Tahoe ski areas and each for their own uniqueness.  If you are here to ski, take a trip around the lake and try them all.  If you’re in Tahoe with the family that ranges from one to ninety nine, Northstar is really the best place to be.  With endless activities, there is something for everyone and so much to do together.  Skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, marshmallow roasting, cocktail drinking, gondola ridding, candle making, bear making, hot tubing, and that is just to get things going.

There are lots of great places to stay from a house with shuttle service to the Village, a condo in the Village, a hotel room at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe or on mountain town homes.  Choose what is best for you and your family.

A sample 3-day weekend visit:

On your first day be sure to take the Free gondola ride up to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe from the Village.  Find a nice spot in the cozy, living room themed lobby by the windows looking out at the mountain or by one of the many fireplaces.  Order hot coco, wine or even lunch right there from your couch!

For day two, whoever is up for skiing can head right out the door if you stay in the Village or at the Ritz Carlton or Mountainside.  Grandma, Grandpa and the little ones can head out for sledding, snowman making or shopping.  Around 3:30pm everyone will meet up by one of the roaring fire pits around the ice rink just as smores are passed around to all by Northstar’s guest service team.  Mom and Dad head to the cabana bar for some apre beverages as the kids lace up their skates for some fun on the rink.  Everyone can enjoy the afternoon fun together in the heart of the Village.

Time for dinner and there are so many options.  Order a pizza at Rubicon and head back to the room, sushi at Mikini, burgers at TC’s Pub or Chocolate Bar, tacos at Jalisco’s or Grandma and Grandpa babysit and mom and dad head up to the 5 star restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Manzanita!

Day three, the storm has passed, the sky is blue and it’s time for everyone to get out!  Purchase tickets at the Village ticket office and head up the Big Springs gondola to the Crosscountry, Telemark + Snowshoe Center located at mid-mountain.  All gear is available for rent and the endless adventure through the woods starts there.  Go for a short walk to the train car warming hut in the meadow or all the way to the top for a fabulous view of Lake Tahoe – worth the effort!

The possibilities are endless and the fun never ends.  Come and enjoy a fun filled family vacation at Northstar and be sure to come in and say hello to all of us here at Tahoe Mountain Resorts!  Maybe it’s time to buy a home and carry on this fun filled tradition?!