Northstar is located in Truckee, California. It features 97 trails and 3170 skiable acres spanning 8,610 vertical feet serviced by 20 lifts, including 7 Surface Lifts , 1 Double Chairs , 2 Triple Chairs , 7 HiSpeed Quads , 1 Six-Pack , 2 Gondola. Northstar averages 350 inches of snow a year, and features snowmaking on 50 percent of it's terrain. There are 9 terrain parks at Northstar. The resort generally operates from November to April, operating 8:30am - 4pm. Northstar has a base elevation of 6,330 feet and a summit elevation of 8,610 feet . 13 percent of it's terrain is rated easiest. 60 percent is intermediate. 27 percent is most difficult.