Northstar opens 50th season with new Comstock Lift

Northstar California Resort

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this winter, Northstar’s diverse terrains and 100 trails offer something for every skier and rider to enjoy. Anniversary celebrations haven’t been announced but Northstar vice president and general manager Amy Ohran said revelers will need their best ’70s outfit for the festivities.

New lift | The Comstock Express lift has been upgraded to a high-speed six-person chair to reduce wait times and increase uphill capacity by nearly 50 percent.

First tracks | For the first time, passholders will have early access to the mountain every Monday at 8:30 a.m. starting mid-December.

Make a toast | Tōst, one of Northstar’s signature traditions will return this season; dates TBA. Enjoy a glass of bubbly. Local tip: Get in line by 1:30 p.m. to partake in the 2 p.m. Tōst glasses are first-come, first-served.

New eatery, shops | Ohran says Vail will be reopening seven owned stores in the Village at Northstar and 4 new tenants will be opening in the Village. As well, the new Wild Pine Kitchen Bar restaurant, a family-style rotisseries, will open in December.

Local transit | The Park & Ride shuttle will return this year offering service from the Truckee Tahoe Airport to Northstar.

Kids ski free | Kids ages 4 & younger ski free. |


Dec. | Noel Nights

TBA | Spring it On

TBA | Pond Skim