Vail Resorts invests in Northstar

20th March 2011, by Chris Gill



Northstar-at-Tahoe is to receive a $30 million investment from Vail Resorts next winter that will include a new lift and trails, as well as more village amenities and a 500-seat on-mountain restaurant.

The new chairlift will be on The Backside of the mountain, which offers advanced trails and gladed tree skiing, and aimed at increasing the skiable terrain by 10%. To start, two new intermediate trails will be cut from the lift.

The new mountain restaurant is planned for the central area, close to three fast chairs, and will be built in US lodge style with 500 indoor seats and a terrace to seat another 200 people.

In addition to developing the ski area facilities and increasing snowmaking, the resort plans to improve the base village too. A new restaurant and shops are expected to open for 2011/12.

Vail Resorts acquired Northstar-at-Tahoe in October 2010. Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer said the new developments will help increase the profile of both Lake Tahoe and the resort area.

Northstar lies six miles north of Lake Tahoe, and currently offers 93 trails (3000 acres), various terrain parks, family activates and base village. The area is also included in various Vail Resort lift passes, such as the very good value Epic Pass – available to cover all the Colorado and Californian resorts belonging to the Vail Resorts Group.

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