The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe ski resort is situated mid-mountain on the Northstar California ski area and features ski-in, ski-out access with mountain services. Complimentary transportation is provided between the nearby Village at Northstar with The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The Village at Northstar centers around an ice-rink with numerous restaurants, bars, galleries and shops throughout. True North, the on-site ski shop in The Ritz-Carlton features 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. The Ritz-Carlton ski resort in Lake Tahoe provides ski valet services slopeside and upon check-in for every guest. In the ski valet area, equipment is stored and waiting for the guests. 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. When guests return to this exceptional ski hotel in Lake Tahoe, the ski valet will retrieve their equipment and store overnight.
Building on the $30 million recently invested at Northstar that has dramatically changed the way skiers and riders experience the mountain, for Northstar's 40th anniversary season guests will enjoy even more glade skiing on The Backside, snow cat and backcountry tours on Sawtooth Ridge, a new Burton Riglet Park, EpicMix Racing and a new tavern in the Village at Northstar.
Snow Cat Skiing/Riding & Backcountry Tours on Sawtooth Ridge
This season, snow cat accessed skiing and riding will be offered for the first time on Sawtooth Ridge, offering unprecedented access to a popular gate-accessed area of terrain that was previously only open to advanced skiers and riders when snow conditions permitted. In addition, guided backcountry tours will be available to advanced skiers and riders interested in skiing or riding outside the resort's Sawtooth Ridge boundary to an area planned for future expansion, offering a preview of what's to come.
Burton Riglet Park Introduces 3 - 6 Year Olds to Snowboarding
This season Northstar will partner with Burton to introduce a new Riglet Park. With the ability to dramatically change the dynamic of the snowboard lesson for kids ages 3-6 years old, the Riglet Park concept offers on snow learning progressions for small children through an instructor guided experience and use of the "Riglet Reel," which attaches to the nose of compatible Burton youth snowboards, allowing kids to be pulled around while getting used to standing sideways.
Compete Against Lindsey Vonn with EpicMix Racing
The third generation of Vail Resorts' wildly popular ski and snowboard application, EpicMix™, will provide skiers a new way to experience ski racing at Northstar in California. With EpicMix Racing, skiers will automatically have their race times compared to ski racing great, Lindsey Vonn, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded based on achievement. Race times, digital medals, overall leaderboards and leaderboards with just family and friends will all be available on both the EpicMix website and mobile application. Race results and medals can then be easily shared on Facebook and Twitter.