Northstar California (©Snow Snow/Flickr, Creative Commons)
North of Lake Tahoe, Northstar is the luxury brand of the area's skiing because of its full-service emphasis and large selection of on-slope lodging, including Ritz Carlton Tahoe, rated among the 50 top U.S. hotels. Northstar has an excellent selection of tree-lined groomed intermediate runs all serviced with top to bottom snowmaking. There are multiple terrain parks and tree skiing for experts.
The Village at Northstar offers dining, shopping and lodging, ice-skating in winter, roller-skating in summer. Northstar also has cross-country ski trails, a large mountain bike park, plus swim center and golf course.