Northstar is home to the only permanent biathlon range on the west coast.
If you love the winter Olympics or just know someone who’s a bit of a gun nut, Northstar’s got you covered. Biathlon, the sport where you cross-country ski to a shooting range and then fire off a few rounds at a distant target is alive and well at Northstar. The Northstar cross-country, telemark, and snowshoe center is home to the only permanent biathlon range on the west coast and it’s all at your disposal for special events and private instruction. Not only that, but former US Olympian Biathlete Glenn Jobe is on staff and available for private lessons.
Catch some air challenge yourself, and push your fear aside in the Village at Northstar. Open year-round (weather permitting), Tahoe Apex Adventure Bungy provides a safe way to go big and get your adrenaline pumping. Bungy cords are combined with trampolines to create a jumping, bouncing good time for all ages and comfort levels. Once you’ve warmed up with some simple jumping you can even practice your flips. The knowledgeable staff will ensure that safety is priority number one, followed closely by fun.
Located in the Village, the Villager Candle Shop offers you the opportunity for a unique and personalized gift or souvenir. With countless colors, 20 different scents, and shapes limited only by your own imagination you can craft your very own candle to take home. This is a great, creative activity for kids. The Villager staff is well versed in the artistry of candle making and will be there to make sure you’re happy with the end result. Larger group? The Villager hosts candle-making parties for any-size group and any occasion.
This high-tech treasure hunt will have you exploring the mountain.
Family camaraderie comes built in with Northstar’s Geocaching Adventures. Based out of the cross-country, telemark, and snowshoe center (next to the Vista Express at the top of the Gondola). Like a high tech treasure hunt, by using handheld GPS devices and sets of coordinates you hunt through the wilderness for buried prizes. Hidden stashes are rated like ski runs from green to black. The goodies you find at any given stash may range from Starbucks gift certificates, to full dinners, to lift tickets.
Lift-accessed tubing allows for a fun family tradition.
Tubing is as much a winter tradition as snowballs, snowmen, and Santa Claus. Northstar has taken it a step farther by removing that pesky uphill piece of the equation. Starting just above the gondola at mid-mountain tubers are rope-towed up the hill before speeding downhill one at a time or chained together in groups. The tube masters at Northstar have even built in turns and whoop-dee-dos to add a little more excitement to the mix.
This ice skating rink is right in the middle of the village.
You can’t miss this. It’s right in the middle of the Village. It’s Northstar’s Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, it’s the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees. Northstar’s Ice rink is truly first class. Surrounded by heated and cushioned seats and couches and with rentals available this is a can’t miss stop for young and old. Oh, and to top it off the fine folks at True North, just off the southern end of the rink, sell s’mores kits that can be put to use at any of the well-maintained fire pits that circle the rink as well. Skating and s’mores, how do you beat that?
Ready to sweat? Mountain Lotus Yoga will cleanse those toxins, open those pores, and calm your mind and body. While not officially Bikram Yoga (which requires the blessings of the yogi himself), Mountain Lotus offers the same thing, hot yoga. Their heated studio provides an increase in cardiovascular benefits, muscle elasticity, and a replenishing of skin cells (to help reduce signs of aging).
With 18 years of keeping both locals and visitors relaxed and refreshed Lighthouse Spa has the kind of reputation people trust. Literally a stone’s throw from the waters of Lake Tahoe, Lighthouse has established themselves as a true local favorite. Specializing in massage and offering a wide range of therapeutic techniques the Lighthouse staff will ease away those aches and pains, leaving you stress-free and feeling great. Not to be forgotten, Lighthouse also offers a full assortment of facial, waxing, and wellness services and can out-call their services to your home as well.
Enjoy the shores of Lake Tahoe from a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
Just off the shores of Lake Tahoe and in the middle of Tahoe City, Clearwater Day Spa brings the calming peace of the lake to their loyal customers. With an array of treatments from massage and facials to waxing and nail care the professional staff at Clearwater will have you feeling fresh and relaxed in no time. Clearwater strives to create a welcoming and calming atmosphere of serenity for their guests and with phenomenal views of the lake and some of the most experienced therapists in the basin they’re sure to do just that.
This spa is located right in the middle of beautiful Tahoe wilderness
If you believe that old real estate motto; Location, location, location; then this is your spa. Located at mid-mountain, the Ritz-Carlton Highlands Spa brings relaxation and rejuvenation right into the middle of the spectacular Tahoe wilderness. There’s no lack of luxury either. With 16 serene and picturesque treatment rooms and an impressive list of treatment options and a full schedule of holistic wellness options to boot, the Highlands Spa will keep you fully pampered and rejuvenated. This is truly the way to finish off an incredible day on the slopes.