THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE

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



The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe ski resort is situated mid-mountain on the Northstar California ski area and features ski-in, ski-out access in addition to the resort’s many luxurious amenities and services. At The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, guests can enjoy all winter has to offer enhanced by:

  • True North, the on-site ski retail and rental shop featuring premier brands of men's and women's ski and fashion apparel, top performance skis and boots, footwear, extensive eye wear, and accessories for outdoor recreation and relaxation 
  • Personal mountain concierge services including slope-side equipment storage, boot fittings, and escort to lifts 
  • Complimentary transportation between the resort and the nearby Village at Northstar, which centers around an ice-rink with numerous restaurants, bars and shops


Skiing & Snowboarding
 


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s exclusive slope-side location on Northstar California ski resort provides ski-in, ski-out access suitable for all levels.
Ski & Snowboard School
 


The Northstar Resort Ski and Snowboard School » has lesson programs suited for all levels. “Magic carpet” beginner lifts make the first day easy, with station teaching for those who prefer to learn at their own pace and skill clinics for advanced intermediate and above skiers ready to take it to the next level. There are a number of programs available including programs designed for parents skiing with young children and camps designed by women for women.
Burton Snowboard Academy
 


Designed to welcome new riders to the sport of snowboarding and help those already in the sport to improve their skills. To maximize the experience, all-day programs are limited to a maximum of six students. Burton, the inventor of snowboarding, has their only snowboard academy in the world located at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Find out why the Burton Snowboard Academy » is the best way to learn how to Snowboard.
Cross Country Skiing
 


North Lake Tahoe is home to miles upon miles of challenging and rewarding cross-country ski trails.

  • Northstar California Cross Country Ski and Snowboard Center 
  • Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area 
  • Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort
Snowshoeing
 


Experience the fastest growing winter sport in the world! Snowshoeing is easy to learn on carefully groomed, scenic trails with state-of-the-art equipment.
Snowmobiling
 


Take an exciting snowmobile ride through the Tahoe National Forest and experience spectacular panoramic views the Sierra Mountain Range and Lake Tahoe.
Other Winter Activities
 


  • Ice Skating 
  • Tubing 
  • Dogsled Tours 
  • Biathlon 
  • Geocaching 
  • Sledding 
  • Heli-Skiing 
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours 
  • Snowshoe Full Moon Hikes 
  • Tahoe Environmental Center 
  • Museums 
  • Bowling 
  • Movies Theater
Snow Report 


View the current Lake Tahoe snow report ».
Winter Activity Highlights
  • Embark on a stargazing snowshoe tour under the dark Tahoe skies with starguide and poet Tony Berendsen.
  • Discover miles upon miles of challenging and rewarding cross-country ski trails.
  • Learn to snowshoe on carefully groomed, scenic trails with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Take an exciting snowmobile ride through the Tahoe National Forest and experience spectacular panoramic views the Sierra Mountain Range and Lake Tahoe.
  • Ride the gondola to the nearby Village at Northstar and take a spin around the ice skating rink