Northstar XC and Telemark

The 12th most popular cross country ski area in California.

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Near Truckee, the Northstar Cross-Country & Telemark Ski Center has 65 km of groomed trails with unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe. With tracks located mid-mountain, telemark style skiing down the alpine hill is a bonus. Another 70 km of cross country skiing trails through towering pines and rolling terrain is over at the Tahoe-Donner Cross-Country Area.


From South Lake Tahoe via East Shore:

Start out going East on Lake Tahoe Blvd/Highway 50 for approx. 12 miles

Turn LEFT onto Nevada 28 towards Incline Village. Continue for 17 miles.

Turn Right onto Highway 267. Continue for 6 miles.

Turn Left onto Northstar Dr. Park in the Northstar Village area and ride the Gondola to the Nordic Trails.

Overall, Northstar XC and Telemark is the 12th most popular cross country ski area of all 38 Nordic ski destinations in California. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Northstar XC and Telemark including Royal Gorge XC, Kirkwood, Bear Valley XC, Squaw Valley USA, Sugar Pine Point State Park and Cabin Creek Cross Country Ski AreaBlackwood Canyon Sno-Park.

Northstar XC and Telemark Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Northstar (530) 583-2475; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Tahoe Avalanche Info (530) 587-2158.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Mixed

Base Camp:  Pepper Tree Inn, Tahoe City (800) 624-8590; Mayfield House B&B, Tahoe City; Holiday Inn Express, Truckee

Luxury Loding:  The Truckee Hotel

Breakfast Restaurant:  Rosies Cafe, Tahoe City; The Squeeze, Truckee

GPS:  39.265, -120.1248

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/4/2016

ID:  7201

Northstar XC and Telemark Cross Country Skiing Map