The Weekend Drop: December 22 Edition

This Christmas, I asked Santa for the gift of snow and it looks like he's going to deliver! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, a beautiful winter storm is coming our way that could give us more than two feet of snow by Christmas morning. Cue music: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

We received a foot of new snow on December 16. keep it coming Mother Nature!

We received a foot of new snow on December 16. keep it coming Mother Nature!

It’s been another busy week here at Northstar California and we are proud to say that our team hit the ground running to open as much terrain as possible. Northstar has been regularly operating 18 lifts, giving access to 51 awesome trails! Our groomers, ski patrol, and terrain park teams have been working hard to open new terrain every single day, so keep an eye on Northstar's website for the latest trail information. 

Insider tip: Castle Peak is on the schedule to open tomorrow!

Among the newly opened trails is Logger’s Loop (Blue), which is back and better than ever with twice the width as previous years! The quickest way to access this trail is by heading up Vista Express and taking a skiers left when you get off the chair. However, my favorite route is from the top of Comstock Express. On lazy days, I like to take a minute and relax with friends at the Summit Bar and Grill before making my way down East Ridge (Blue) and connecting to Logger’s Loop.

I love East Ridge because it offers so many trail options that fit any set of conditions. Pining for fresh snow? Then swing a left off East Ridge and float down Powder Bowl (black). Had a long day and ready for an early après–ski sesh? Then cruise down East Ridge to tōst at 2pm for a glass of complementary (and well-deserved) champagne. Meanwhile, take your time to enjoy the breathtaking views that East Ridge has to offer.

Moving into this busy holiday weekend, Northstar California and North Lake Tahoe have some exciting events in store. See what's coming up below.

Upcoming Events

  • (12/23) Breakfast with Santa. Forget to write your letter to Santa? That’s okay, you still have time to get in those last minute Christmas wishes. Join him at TC’s Pub tomorrow morning in the Village at Northstar for a delicious breakfast buffet and EpicMix photos. Buy your tickets today!
  • (12/24) Interdenominational Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Join Northstar and Tahoe Resort Ministries for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Interdenominational church service at 4 p.m. in the Northstar conference rooms (located on the lower level of the Village). The evening will end in candlelight and will be celebrated with hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies. 
  • (12/28) Stargazing Snowshoe Tour - The Double Cluster. Explore the night skies above Lake Tahoe on a snowshoe tour featuring telescopic viewing with Star Guide and poet, Tony Berendsen. These stargazing snowshoe tours are a Lake Tahoe must-do activity for every type of adventurer, but especially the astronomy lover. 

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.