Northstar to open top-to-bottom for Thanksgiving

Sun staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Northstar California aim to provide top-to-bottom skiing and riding for those who visit the resort over the Thanksgiving holiday, officials announced Wednesday.

and#8220;Weand#8217;re thrilled to offer skiers and riders such a high quality product in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, with more snow and cold temperatures in the forecast,and#8221; said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar, in a statement.

The resort opened Nov. 18 with seven beginner and intermediate trails, and will offer access to 11 trails on 75 acres, from the top of the mountain all the way to the Village at Northstar (2,280 vertical feet) starting Wednesday, officials said.

Besides offering a full terrain park, the resortand#8217;s snowmakers are also hard at work making snow for team rider Shaun Whiteand#8217;s signature 22-foot Superpipe, according to Northstar, scheduled to open as soon as thereand#8217;s enough snow.

and#8220;The commitment of our snowmaking team to provide a high quality snow surface, and the investments weand#8217;ve made over the past few years to improve the efficiency of our snowmaking system are evident,and#8221; Rock said.

With last yearand#8217;s acquisition by Vail Resorts, Northstar is also benefiting from $30 million in capital improvements their parent company invested in this summer. Resort visitors will have access to a new lift on the Backside, a new on-mountain restaurant, ski trails and shops in the Village at Northstar.

According to resort management, these projects are on schedule to open before the Christmas holiday.

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