We are excited to welcome back the Saint Gabriel Celestial Brass Band to performing on the Village stage from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday February 6th
St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band was formed in 1990 by Drummer/Band Leader Tom Wiggins with many of his longtime musician friends.
Many of them are veterans of legendary international touring bands such as Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters, Rose Royce, George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelics, Tower of Power, Malo, Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, Etta James band, Prince, Jimi Hendricks, Van Morrison band, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Johnny Otis band, The Temptations, Janis Joplin, John Lee Hooker, Queen Ida, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, and countless other great bands. Some of the players proudly have Gold records hanging on their walls.
Since forming the band Tom has had the pleasure of taking it all over the world to perform with the most prominent names in American Jazz & Blues, Soul and Funk at world class Festivals and Music events.
The band originated with many transplanted New Orleans players and has attracted the attention of many superstar players over the years who have joined and contributed to the success of this band, and often return to play again.
As in all New Orleans Brass bands in history there is always an open door for great players to pass thru, have a good time with the players and music and yet be free to pursue other ventures. This attests to the ultra high caliber of the band and the individual players who choose to play with it. On any given performance the audience might be treated to a legendary performance by an All -STAR configuration that money can’t buy.
Turtleneck Fat Tuesday
We encourage guests to put on their favorite green, gold and purple clothing and costumes, wear Mardi Gras masks.
Fat Tuesday Scavenger Hunt
Keep your eyes open as you ski on Fat Tuesday for a handful of prizes hidden around the mountain. Each will be paired with a Mardi Gras mask so look for the festive treats!
Summit Deck & Grill Specials
Take advantage of the dark skies above Northstar on a snowshoe tour and telescopic viewing with star guide and poet Tony Berendsen. The 2 to 2.5 hour guided tour begins at the Cross Country Ski, Telemark and Snowshoe Center at 5pm. The group will meander the serene forest while observing the starry sky above, all while working your way to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Each tour will include a laser tour of the stars and constellations, a telescopic viewing using top-of-the-line Celestron telescopes, and a chance to relax around a fire pit with wine and hot cider.
Rates are $61/adult, $43/kids 10-12, and snowshoes are available to rent for $20.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Northstar! We will have multiple activities throughout the weekend including Cupid’s Course Valentine’s Day Race on the EpicMix Race Course. Guests are invited to race against their loved ones and have their picture taken by Northstar’s professional EpicMix photographers. Participants will receive an EpicMix pin by skiing on Valentine’s Day. Food and drink specials will be available in The Village at Northstar as part of the celebration.
Grab the kids and join us for our Family Afternoon Snowshoe Tour; a wonderful way to introduce your little ones to the great outdoors in a fun, un-intimidating, friendly atmosphere. The three hour tours are open to all ages and will be an easy snowshoe for the whole family. Your guide will lead you on a snowshoe adventure through some of our easier trails at Northstar, during which you will stop for hot chocolate, cookies, and snow play!
Rates are $50/adult, $30/child 12 & under, and snowshoes are available to rent for $20.
Northstar California will host a group wedding ceremony as part of t?st on Sunday, February 14 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be complimentary for anyone who wishes to profess their love, renew their vows or actually be married! Please meet us at the top of the Rendezvous chair lift before 2 p.m. to participate in the ceremony at t?st on East Ridge run. EpicMix photographers will be on-site to capture images of the special day. A celebration for all couples involved in the ceremony will follow from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at the Cabana Bars, by the skating rink, in The Village at Northstar. Drink specials will be available during this time and there will be
live music on The Village stage from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for all to enjoy!
*For guests looking to be legally married during the ceremony on-mountain at Northstar, please review Placer County marriage license information found at this link. Guests looking to legally tie-the-knot should bring their marriage licenses to the ceremony on Sunday.
Come and join Ripperoo, our Ski & Ride School Mascot, and his Ski School friends as he leads kids in a parade through the Village at Northstar. The parade will be held every Saturday through April 16th, 2016 from 3:45pm – 4:00pm. Help them dance their way around the ice rink. Meet at the Kid’s Ski School entrance a little before 3:45pm to participate. No need to bring anything but a smile!
Mountain Table Dinner Series - February 19th, 2016 featuring Francis Ford Coppola Winery
The Mountain Table Dinner Series offers a unique dining experience in our iconic Zephyr Lodge. Each dinner will feature a winery or brewery complemented by a menu featuring locally and regionally sourced produce and proteins prepared by Zephyr Lodge Executive Chef Aramis Torres. Guests will not only enjoy a fantastic menu, breathtaking views and live music, but there will be a few surprises as well! Seating for all dinners will be family style.
Northstar will support Tahoe Food Hub for each dinner of the series, as part of our EpicPromise program. Tahoe Food Hub is a non-profit organization working to restore local food distribution by building a regional food system for North Lake Tahoe. They serve as a foodshed council educating our community on the environmental, economic and social health benefits of a regional food system.
Location: Zephyr Lodge, accessed via Big Springs Gondola and Zephyr Chondola
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (load Big Springs Gondola at 5:30 p.m.)
Dates: Friday Nights - December 18 & 31; January 15; February 5 & 19; March 11
Mountain Table Dinner: Francis Ford Coppola Winemakers Dinner
Achiote Shrimp, Roasted Hatch Chilies, Corn Fritter, Torched Brie
2013 Sofia Blanc de Blancs
Dungeoness Crab Salad, Pressed Watermelon, Grilled Treviso, Vanilla Peppercorn Syrup
2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Seared Pork Belly “BLT”, Tomato Confit, Duck Fat Basil Aioli, Fried Bibb Lettuce
2012 Sonoma County Pitagora Red Wine Blend
Braised Niman Ranch Short Ribs, Yucca Hash, Charred Sweet Pepper Romesco Sauce
2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Vanilla Bean Flan, Prickly Pear Puree, Caramelized Lychee, Espresso Dark Chocolate Chile Paint
2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
On the evening of your dinner, please check-in at the base of the Big Springs Gondola in the Village at Northstar at 5:30pm. Although the dinner will be held indoors at the Zephyr Lodge, please dress for winter weather including appropriate footwear as you will be walking on snow and may be standing outside for brief periods of time in between gondola rides.
If you are interested in lodging with us during your visit, please call Northstar Reservations at 1-888-298-3156 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Mountain Table Dinners:
March 11 - Mountain Table Dinner featuring Goose Island Brewery
Dogs on leashes are welcome to join in the fun!
Rates are $54/adult, $37/kids 10 -12, and snowshoes are available to rent for $20.
Northstar will be hosting a variety of complimentary s'mores related events throughout the day to celebrate our favorite gooey treat.