The mountains are a special place for us skiers and riders. It’s where we go to experience new thrills, get in touch with nature, escape work, and reconnect with family and friends. Northstar in particular is a place for families to come together, play, and grow stronger. It’s the perfect weekend excursion, but if you look closely you’ll see there’s more to Northstar than just the weekends.
Between work, school, sports, and everything else demanding the attention of you and your family, maybe it’s time to take a break. Head up Sunday night and stay for the week to see what Northstar is like without the weekend regulars. You may be surprised at what you discover…
The Village is brimming with excitement on the weekends with live music, s’mores and the ice skating rink creating a fun family atmosphere. Sometimes it’s nice to have the place to yourself though. Come midweek to find yourself roaming the Village, dining quietly with your significant other, or just gazing at the stars from the middle of the ice rink.
Weekends and holidays offer plenty of events to keep things exciting, but many don’t know how many fun events happen during off-peak times as well. Noel Nights, Turtleneck Tuesday Skate Nights, yoga, movie nights, ice skating, and evening snowshoe tours are just a few of the ways to fill your time off the slopes midweek at Northstar. You’ll also notice that dinner reservations are much easier to come by at Tavern 6330′ in the Village and at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.
This one is obvious, but arguably the most important! It’s the reason so many Truckee/Tahoe locals move their “weekends” to the middle of the week. The mountain is groomed and prepared with the same care and attention to detail every day of the week. Feel like a king or queen midweek ripping up corduroy, hitting the park or taking full advantage of a midweek snow storm with nearly non-existent lift lines.
On busy weekends and holidays, Northstar’s lodging options can fill up weeks in advance. Plan a last minute vacation on midweek dates and increase your amenity options significantly. Sometimes there are also rate reductions for off-peak bookings.
Ski + Snowboard School
Want to take a private lesson and have the mountain to yourself? Try booking your lesson on a Monday. The learning experience you get from Northstar’s world-class instructors will be that much better thanks to quiet slopes and wide open terrain.
Put in your vacation request, get the kids’ homework assignments in advance, pack up the car and come to Northstar for a midweek mountain experience. We’ll make sure it’s an unforgettable vacation.