13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California 96161 USA
Phone:  +1 (530) 562-3000   •  Map & Directions

Quick Facts


Main Phone: (530) 562-3000
Guest Fax: (530) 562-3001
Sales Fax: (530) 562-3024
Central Reservations: (800) 514-4685
Address: 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA 96161
Location: Mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort
Airport: RNO (Reno/Tahoe International Airport): 39 miles / 42 minutes
Airlines: United, American, Delta, Southwest, Alaska, US Airways, Allegiant (charter)
Flights: Offering 120 nonstop flights daily to include Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle


Guestroom Tax Rate: 12% plus $0.50 per night
Sales Tax: 7.5%
Resort Fee: $25.00
Mountain Concierge: Included in Resort Fee
High Speed Internet: Included in Resort Fee
Use of Spa Facilities: Included in Resort Fee
Fitness Center: Included in Resort Fee
Valet Parking Charge: $35.00 per night
Self Parking Charge: Self-parking is not available
Pet Fee: $125.00 non-refundable (one time fee)
  • Total Square Footage: 15,000 square feet indoor / 15,000 square feet outdoor
  • Largest Meeting Space: 6,600 square feet with ceiling height of 14’
  • # of Meeting Rooms: 10
  • Service Charge: 24% (taxable)
  • Tax Rate: 7.5% (food, beverage, room rental)
  • Audio Visual: In-house services provided by American Audio Visual Center
  • Destination Services: Rocky Mountain Connections

  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Adult Spa lap pool
  • Ski-in / ski-out access to Northstar California
  • Mountain concierge with ski valet
  • Comprehensive summer activities program
  • On-site ski shop featuring top performance skis and boots and premier brands of ski and fashion apparel
  • Preferred access to tee times at two championship golf courses, Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing
  • Manzanita featuring rustic California cuisine.
  • Seasonal intermountain gondola connecting guests to the Village at Northstar
  • Bloom Boutique

  Location / Map
  Guest Rooms
  Guest Room Amenities
  Property Features & Amenities
  Spa & Fitness Center
  Mountain Concierge
  Northstar California


From the airport:

Airports Reno International Airport (RNO) - 39 miles / 42 minutes 
  • North Lake Tahoe Express - $75.00 roundtrip
  • Reno Tahoe Limo - $155.00 (inclusive) Sedan / $177.00 SUV each way

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) - 115 miles / two hours
  • Lake Tahoe  - 9 miles / 15 minutes
  • Downtown Truckee - 8 miles / 12 minutes
  • Golf  - 9 miles / 15 minutes from Gray’s Crossing and Old Greenwood

Guest Rooms & Suites

Deluxe: 70
Mountain View Deluxe: 52
Club Deluxe: 12
Club Mountain View: 19
One-Bedroom Suite: 14
Club One-Bedroom Suite: 2
Ritz-Carlton Suite: 1
Total Rooms: 170

Total Kings: 121
Total Queen / Queens: 49

Room Type Quantity Area (feet2/m2) View Bed Type Smoking/
Four Bedroom Slopeside 2,363 /220
Three Bedroom Residence 1,863 /173
Two Bedroom Slopeside 1,697/153
Two Bedroom Residence 1,618/150
Club Level Guest Room 455/42
Club Mountain View Guest Room 455/42
Mountain View Guest Room 455/42
Deluxe Guest Room 455/42 Resort
No View Guest Room 455/42 No
The Ritz-Carlton Suite 1,900/177 Mountain
Mountain View Slopeside Suite 800/74 Mountain
Club Suite Slopeside 800/74
One Bedroom Suite 800/74 Resort

Guest Room Features & Amenities

153 Deluxe Guest Rooms (450 square feet)
16 Executive Suites (800 to 1,395 square feet, one or two bedrooms)
The Ritz-Carlton Suite (1,900 to 2,600 square feet, one or two bedrooms)
Residential Suites (1,600 to 2,600 square feet; two, three or four bedrooms)

Rooms Details:

  • Furnishings with rich, warm woods and textured fabrics reflecting Northern California contemporary mountain design
  • 400 thread count linens with goose-down comforters
  • Asprey bath amenities
  • Lighted make-up mirror and hair dryer
  • Fireplaces in each our luxury hotel’s guest rooms and suites
  • LCD flat-panel television in guest room
  • iPod docking station
  • High-speed wired and wireless Internet
  • Fully-stocked honor bar
  • Spacious work desk with dual-line phone
  • Voicemail with customizable greeting
  • Spacious closets with safe
  • Two Ritz-Carlton signature terry bathrobes
  • King bed or two queen beds
  • In-room gourmet coffee and tea presentations
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping attention and turndown service
  • Same day laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine


Savor French-inspired cuisine at this Lake Tahoe restaurant.

Enjoy California cuisine at this Lake Tahoe restaurant that uses organic and locally grown produce whenever possible.
Experience North Lake Tahoe dining in our casual, fireplace lodge.
The Living Room

Take in the mountain views of North Lake Tahoe as you sit by the fireplace sipping on our signature cocktails or dining on our small plates and entrees.
Highlands Bar

Enjoy light fare and signature après cocktails with sweeping views of the surrounding Sierra.
The Backyard Bar & BBQ
Backyard Bar & BBQ

An outdoor dining establishment offering ski-in/ski-out dining in the winter and poolside convenience during the summer.
Café Blue
Café Blue

Sip on fresh pressed juices or smoothies and 100% organic Blue Bottle Coffee beverages

Property Features & Amenities

Club Level:

For resort guests seeking a heightened level of privacy and service, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe luxury hotel features The Ritz-Carlton Club level. Guests have private access to The Ritz-Carlton Club level, a rejuvenating retreat for guests to enjoy private check-in check-out, five food and beverage presentations daily as well as the services of a dedicated concierge.

The Club Lounge will be temporarily closed beginning April 6, 2015 and will reopen on June 19, 2015.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Center:

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe hotel features a 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center with 16 treatment rooms, ladies' and gentlemen's lounge areas with sauna, steam and whirlpool. Two outdoor swimming pools allow guests the option of swimming laps or relaxing slope side by the pool. The fitness center, with state-of-the-art weight training and cardiovascular equipment, also offers a variety of exercise classes.

Meeting Space: 

Over 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor function space, including two ballrooms, 6,600 and 3,200 square feet, breakout meeting rooms, board room and vast indoor/outdoor function space with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and picturesque mountain landscape from our luxury hotel’s wrap-around outdoor balcony.


Located 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 45 minutes from the Reno, Nevada airport, two hours from Sacramento and four hours from San Francisco. 

Additional features:

  • Manzanita, featuring seasonally-inspired California cuisine
  • Valet parking
  • In-room dining
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Lobby Lounge bar with floor-to-ceiling windows

Spa & Fitness Center

  • 17,000 sq ft luxury spa
  • 16 luxurious treatment rooms
  • Hair Salon
  • Nail Salon
  • Separate Ladies’ & Gentlemen’s Private restoration lounges
  • Dry and steam saunas
  • Indoor Jacuzzi
  • Experiential showers
  • Heated outdoor lap pool
  • State-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment to include Cybex Cardio Machines (5 Treadmills, 2 Arch Trainers, 2 Incline Bikes, 2 Recumbent Bikes), Precor (2 Elliptical machines), Cybex weight-training machines (including a Cable Cross Over & Smith Machine)

  • Fully integrated wellness program including a variety of classes

Mountain Concierge

Service Highlights:
During the winter season, ski valet services are provided upon check-in for every guest. The ski valets will assist each guest with their boots and escort them to the slopeside terrace for ski-in, ski-out access to the Northstar lifts and upon return, retrieve and store equipment over night.

True North:
On-site ski shop providing rental equipment, lift tickets, winter apparel and accessories for outdoor recreation.

Northstar California

Winter Season

  • Skiable Acres  - 3,170
  • Lifts - 20
  • Trails - 97
  • Beginner - 13%
  • Intermediate - 60%
  • Advanced - 27%
  • Elevation (Summit) - 8,610 ft
  • Snowmaking Coverage  - 50% (largest snowmaking system in North Lake Tahoe)
  • Terrain Parks - 7
  • Superpipe - 22’ Superpipe designed by Shawn White

  • Lessons - Burton Snowboard Academy
                    Ski & Snowboard School
  • Other Activities - Cross Country, Telemark, Snowshoe, Tubing, Apex Bungy

Summer Season

  • Mountain Bike & Hike Park - Most extensive mountain bike lift-served mountain in the Western US
  • Miles of Trails - 100
  • Number of Trails - 52
  • Total lifts - 3
  • Roller Skating  - 9,000 sq. ft. rink
  • Tennis Courts  - 10
  • Fly-fishing - 10-acre stocked reservoir
  • Geocaching  - GPS units available
  • Shopping & Dining - 35 shops and restaurants in the Village at Northstar