Opening Day at Northstar Set for November 23rd, Thanksgiving Day!! – by Nick Cisik



On the heels of last year's epic ski season which allowed skiers and snowboarders alike to make tracks well into July, it seems crazy to think that Northstar is already set to open only several days from now. Some might be wishing for a few more weeks of temperate autumnal sweater weather, but as Tahoe temperatures continue to plummet and the higher elevations continue to amass the beginnings of a base, those attempting to keep Father Winter at bay must surely face reality–that winter is coming!

No resort in the country is more prepared, more outfitted, nor more excited for winter to begin than Northstar, California. During this short off-season Vail Resorts has gone to great lengths to improve upon the exceptional guest experience they have always provided and Northstar is, by far, the most emblematic of their company's vison and mission statement.

This year will see new and innovative offerings from Northstar's management team such as curated activities and functions specifically geared towards Northstar's female guests and kids will have more fun than ever skiing and snowboarding through the fantastic Kids Adventure Zone. There will be new additions made to the collection of retail Village shops including lululemon and Lionesse Beauty Bar, a purveyor of top-of-the-line skincare products. The Village at Northstar will also be introducing two new restaurants to its eclectic collection of world-class eateries. Arcos will be serving up authentic Mexican food while Yamakai, a Japanese house, will provide its guests with fresh takes and inspired new looks to the art of sushi making.

For those seeking to elevate their resort experience, Northstar is offering its guests membership in its exclusive Platinum Club. As a member, you and your family will receive opportunities and services not offered to non-members. To start, Platinum members gain access to a private Northstar ski run (one of the best on the mountain) which will serve to create an even deeper sense of alpine retreat. There is also an amenity known as Platinum Tost which allows you and a select group of friends to share a curation of small artisan bites while you swill a bottle of sparkling Veuve Cliqueot, sequestered in one of Northstar's private panoramic vista points. With Platinum Club membership you will also be given priority as you access an exclusive lift-line, optimizing your time on the mountain and allowing you and your family to skip the non-member line. There is also Platinum valet parking which will expedite the process of parking and toting ski gear as both will be done for you. For inquiries and Platinum pricing call 1-800-GO-NORTH.

All this and more is being implemented for the 2017/2018 season under the green banner of a comprehensive sustainability plan which Vail Resorts is referring to as its "Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint." By 2030 Vail Resorts will make good on this promise by starting their commitment now to zero net emissions, zero waste to landfill, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. 

Obviously, there is much to experience this year at Northstar and it is exciting to think that it will all begin only a few days from now. Do not delay, purchase your family's passes today through the Northstar website and let your Northstar journey begin. We, here at Carr Long Real Estate, look forward to assisting you in creating memorable experiences for you and your family to cherish for years to come. Please feel free to contact us at our Northstar Village office or at our location within the lobby at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. We are always here to answer any questions and provide expert guidance with unmatched professionalism. Here is to another epic winter!

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