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.