Excellent resort featuring one of California's best parks
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Freeriders will find many great black-diamond trails in the back bowls of Northstar. The recently opened back-country area called Sawtooth Ridge, is a must for any hard-core powder seeker. Also check out Lookout Mountain for some tight-turning tree runs.
Don’t expect any cliff drops or wide open bowls to bang in some big powder turns. The whole area is well covered with obstacles to please all standards.
Beginners have some good, easy green trails to enjoy. However much of the mountain is intermediate terrain, so it may pay to take a lesson or two from the reputable Ski School, helping you to get turning down the blue trails a little quicker.
Tuition for beginners is excellent, but you'll be hanging with groms most of the day, and they tend to keep you well clear of the others flying down the slopes.