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Northstar California Resort Begins Operations For The 2017-18 Winter Season

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Who: Northstar California Resort is the premier ski and snowboard resort in Lake Tahoe offering elevated family experiences both on and off the mountain. The resort is known for its on-mountain champagne t?st, afternoon s’mores in the Village and pristine corduroy runs.

What: The resort opens with access to terrain on East and West Ridge, including stunning views of Lake Tahoe. For exact terrain and lift availability, follow @NorthstarMTN on Twitter and check

Where: Located halfway between Kings Beach and Truckee, Calif., Northstar California is centered around Mount Pluto, the extinct volcano that once erupted to help form Lake Tahoe. The resort summit sits at 8,610 feet where Summit Smokehouse Bloody Mary’s are topped with bacon and served to an Adirondack-chair ridden outdoor patio.

When: Northstar California opens Friday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m. to the public after a record-breaking winter of snowfall during the 2016-17 winter season.

Why: New this year, skiers and snowboarders can now begin the day at sunrise with First Tracks, where Adventure Guiding and Learning Center mountain guides take two intimate groups on a tour of the mountain before lifts open to the public. This shamelessly indulgent experience gives private access to freshly groomed runs and sparkling powder across the entire mountain.

Women can also take part in Her Mountain, new female-specific programming designed to ski, rejuvenate and indulge. The experience is offered as a two-day luxury retreat or a women-only ski or snowboard lesson offered on weekends. 

About Northstar California Resort
Northstar California Resort™ is a multi-season destination offering effortless family adventure. The Village at Northstar features boutique shopping, elevated dining experiences, a year-round outdoor skating rink, conference centers, movie theatre, alpine-chic lodging and more. During the winter months Northstar California is home to meticulously groomed runs, award-winning terrain parks, and alpine activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer transforms the mountain into the largest, lift-served bike park on the West Coast alongside a network of hiking trails, the Kid Zone, and a family-friendly golf course. Northstar California is located on Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit


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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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