Northstar in Truckee, California
Painted in 2000
Location: Placer County, California
Nearest major city: Truckee
Coordinates: 39.264°N 120.125°W
Vertical: 2,280 ft (690 m)
Top elevation: 8,610 ft (2,620 m)
Base elevation: 6,330 ft (1,930 m)
Skiable area: 3,170 acres (12.8 km2)
Runs: 100 total , 13% beginner , 60% intermediate , 27% advanced
Longest run: 1.4 mi (2.3 km)
Lift system: 20 lifts
Lift capacity: 34,800 / hr
Terrain parks: 7Snowfall: 350 in (890 cm) Snowmaking 50% Night skiing none
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Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues
If you are a skier or snowboarder, there is a good chance James Niehues has been your mountain guide. Throughout his 30 year career he has worked at the smallest hills and the most expansive resorts in North America. He has left his mark in South America, Australia, Asia and Europe too. And even if you have never shared a bottomless powder day with him, he has always been close by.