Northstar Cross Country Center

The 10th most popular cross country ski area in California.

  Tahoe, California, US


  September 24, 2018

Near Truckee, the Northstar Cross Country 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 Cross Country Center is the 10th most popular cross country ski area of all 36 Nordic ski destinations in California. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Northstar Cross Country Center including Royal Gorge XC, Kirkwood Cross Country Center, Bear Valley Cross Country, Nordic Center At Squaw Valley, Sugar Pine Point State Park and Cabin Creek Cross Country Ski Area.

Local Contacts:  Northstar Cross Country Center (530) 562-3270; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Tahoe Avalanche Info (530) 587-2158.

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.265, -120.1248

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  9/24/2018

ID:  7201

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