Excellent resort featuring one of California's best parks
Northstar / Photo: Northstar
Northstar's village does have a nice range of accommodation, including various luxury slopeside condominiums (complete with an ice skating rink) but nothing really catering for back-packer budgets. Head to Truckee, just 6 miles away, for something to suit the smaller wallets.
Circus Circus Hotel Reno $55 each (this is not a typo) this is the best deal available. 55 bucks for 2 night’s accommodation, a lift pass to one of North Tahoe’s ski resorts and if that isn’t enough a $5 meal voucher. This is for two people sharing and can be booked from Sun-Wed arrival. The hotel has a full on entertainment package. The hotel has more bars, casinos and restaurants than a small town no joke. More deals are available at http://www.circusreno.com or 1-866-230-6652.
Harrah’s Reno $59 each This is yet again a great deal and can be used depending on arrival/departure dates. The deal is this 1 night’s accommodation and 2 full days lift passes to Mt Rose-ski Tahoe. Yet again this is for double occupancy. www.harrahs.com or 1-800-874-32232.
Cal-Nev resort $79 each This is Frank Sinatra’s old hotel set on the border of the two states, handy when gambling was illegal. The deal is for 1 nights accommodation and 1 day lift pass to a selection of resorts. Maybe a little more expensive but every room has an awesome view across the northern side of the lake, which in itself is worth the money. Deal is from Mon-Thur. More details at http://www.calnevaresort.com or 1-800-225-6382.