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Northstar made an announcement Monday that they will be expanding their boundaries this season. As part of the mulit-part plan, Northstar will add sidecountry access on two areas of the mountain this winter, which equates to more than 170 acres of new terrain.The other aspect of their program is that they’ll be offering guided sidecountry tours out their new access gates, as well as cat skiing.
Bill Rock is the CEO of Northstar. Recently he shared, “Northstar already had some of the best tree skiing in Tahoe, but with the expansion of our boundaries, skiers and riders will now have access to even more powder stashes and incredible glade skiing.” “And, for those interested in learning the ins and outs of these areas with someone more familiar, guided tours will be available both within and outside the resort’s boundaries.”
The Northstar boundary lines will be extended off Lookout Mountain, which is the best storm day skiing the resort has to offer. The trees on Lookout are well regarded by locals, and will give access to almost an extra 1,000 vertical feet of new terrain.
A second area will also see expansion where about 800 vertical feet of new terrain near a zone called the Sawmill Glade that’s accessed via the Vista Express chairlift will take place. These new additions will also be offered in addition to the already existing sidecountry terrain on Northstar’s White Rabbit and Sawtooth Ridge.
The snow cat skiing and riding will take place off Sawtooth Ridge, which was already previously accessible as a sidecountry locale in years past. Now guests will be able to take a cat there with this easier access. However, this year, outside the resort’s boundary, users will be able to ski on a portion of Sawtooth Ridge that may be an area of future expansion. Sounds pretty interesting, for sure.
Map Credit: mappery Old Trail Map
Map Credit: www.northstarattahoe.com New Trail Map