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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

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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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 as well as the snow report for Northstar California.