Formerly known as Northstar at Tahoe, Northstar California is a premiere resort located near the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe. This ski area is only 200 miles from San Francisco and thus pulls in a huge crowd from all over northern California. If you’re heading to these slopes, whether you’re after the 2280 foot vertical or looking to explore the 2904 acres of skiing, you’re going to need someplace to sleep. Northstar California lodging options are as varied as the trails on the mountain, ensuring that there will always be something to suit your needs. Northstar Village is the complex that has grown around the ski area, ensuring that whether you want lunch, shopping, or some other après ski, it’s right there within reach.

Northstar Lodge

The Northstar Lodge is a Hyatt property and a prime choice for Northstar California lodging. This lodge has 34 units, including studio, two and three-bedroom condominiums with ski in/out access to the slopes. All units have California King beds and an optional twin bed in the second bedroom and a full kitchen. For private après ski, the condominiums also all have a private deck with an outdoor fireplace. When you get hungry, head to either the Rubicon Bistro for pasta, upscale pizzas, or sandwiches in a casual atmosphere, or to Mikuni Sushi for some of the best rice and seafood creations in the area. For something a little different, head to the Chocolate Bar where you’ll see what chocolate and cocoa can do for both sweet and savory tapas.

Ritz-Carlton

If there’s one thing that the Ritz-Carlton knows, it’s how to pamper their guests. This Northstar California lodging offers two types of rooms, one with a single king and one with two queens. These are then available as both club level rooms and standard rooms. The club level rooms have a gas fireplace in each room as well as a over-sized deep soaking tub. The Ritz also offers spa treatments, a heated spa lap pool and a dry heat lodge. Whether you get a barefoot massage or a green tea and peppermint mani/pedi, you can pamper yourself as much as you like. When you get puckish, there are five on-site restaurants ranging from the signature Manzanita to the casual Backyard Bar & BBQ. NO matter what your craving is, there’s something to fill you up and get you back out on the slopes.

Timber Creek

Sometimes you don’t need anything fancy, you just want a clean and comfortable room where you can put your stuff and kick your feet up at the end of the day. After all, you don’t need spa treatments, so why pay for access to things you aren’t going to use. Timber Creek has solid comfortable hotel-style rooms, each with one or two queen sized beds and a private deck. This Northstar California lodging has ski in/out access to the slopes and is also just a short walk from everything that Northstar Village has to offer.

No matter where you choose to stay, whether it’s in Northstar Village or in the nearby town of Truckee, you can be assured that you’re going to have a great time on the slopes. With a wide variety of Northstar California lodging available, you can focus on what’s really important during a ski vacation: the skiing.