The Weekend Drop: December 15 Edition

Calling all snow lovers. It’s time to break out those dancing shoes, cold spoons, and ice cubes because Mother Nature delivered some of that beautiful white stuff to Lake Tahoe overnight. Bring it on!

All excitement about snow aside, it’s been another great week here at Northstar California. Our groomers have been hard at work to create the best corduroy possible— and, let me tell you— it has been a pleasure taking advantage of their creation. I took a particularly enjoyable lap on East Ridge (blue) mid-week as I watched the sun climb onto the horizon over Lake Tahoe. Absolutely beautiful.

Speaking of awesome views, did you know that you can download and share your EpicMix photos for free with the app? Next time you see one of the EpicMix photographers, have them snap some shots so you can keep your memories forever. You can typically find the EpicMix photographers atop Comstock Express and Tahoe Zephyr Express, where the views are unbeatable.

After you take some pictures, cruise over to the Backside or Lookout Mountain to escape the crowds and discover exciting terrain on Burnout (Black) and Lower Burnout (Black) or Schwarzstrasse (Blue). Our patrol team is working hard to open new trails every single day, so follow @Northstarmtn on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on lifts and trails.

With the holidays quickly approaching (10 days until Christmas, but who’s counting?) the Village at Northstar California has plenty of celebrations in store. See what's coming up below. 

To see a full schedule of events, click here.

Upcoming Events

  • (12/17) Twilight Snowshoe Tour. One of the coolest (literally and figuratively) things to do off the slopes is Tony Berendsen's Tahoe Star Tours, featuring several different stargazing tours throughout the winter. Next up is the Twilight Snowshoe Tour on December 17, followed by the Stargazing Snowshoe Tour on December 21.
  • (12/22) Noel Nights. Taking place the first three Thursdays in the Village at Northstar, Noel Nights is the holiday event at Northstar, featuring everything from pictures with Santa to horse-drawn sleigh rides to complimentary hot chocolate to shopping and dining specials. 
  • (12/31) New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Celebration. Go out with a bang to end 2016! Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Village at Northstar with live music, ice skating, s'mores, and a fireworks show.

Ahlani is a wanderlust-inspired adventurer and aspiring travel writer born and bred out of the Sierra Nevadas. She is passionate about combining her love of travel with her love of words while pushing creative boundaries and exploring the great outdoors. Ahlani received dual degrees in public relations and international affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno and plans on chasing powder and working in the mountains for years to come. She's lived in the Bahamas and New Zealand, and spent time in 47 other countries, but Lake Tahoe will always hold her heart. Read more about her adventures here.