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Feb 06 - Feb 09 Mardi Gras Celebration
Feb 13 Star Gazing Snowshoe Tour
Feb 13 - Feb 14 Valentine's Day Race
Feb 14 Family Afternoon Snowshoe Tour
Feb 14 Ski, t?st & be Married!
Feb 14 Ripperoo Parade
Feb 19 Mountain Table Dinner Series
Feb 20 Twilight Snowshoe Tour
Feb 27 Twilight Snowshoe Tour
Feb 27 S'moresapalooza

Saturday, February 06 - Tuesday, February 09
Mardi Gras Celebration

Saturday, February 6th  Time  Location
St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band  2:00 - 5:00pm The Village Stage 
Mardi Gras Face Painting  2:00 - 5:00pm  Outside of Kids Ski School 
Mardi Gras Mask Decorating  2:00 - 5:00pm  Outside of Kids Ski School
     
Sunday, February 7th     
Mardi Gras Face Painting  2:00 - 5:00pm  Outside of Kids Ski School 
Mardi Gras Mask Decorating 
2:00 - 5:00pm
Outside of Kids Ski School 
     
Fat Tuesday, February 9th     
Mardi Gras Face Painting  4:00 - 7:00pm Outside of Kids Ski School 
Turtleneck Fat Tuesday  4:00 - 7:00pm The Village Ice Rink 
Fat Tuesday Scavenger Hunt  All-Day  The Mountain


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

  • Smoked Shrimp Po’ Boy Sando – Smoked shrimp on toasted bread with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, dill pickles, and mayo.
  • House Made Shrimp Gumbo
  • Smokin’ Mint Julep – Our signature drink with smoked ice cubes


Saturday, February 13
Star Gazing Snowshoe Tour

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. 


February 13  Eventbrite - Star Gazing Snowshoe Tours
March 12  Eventbrite - Star Gazing Snowshoe Tours

Saturday, February 13 - Sunday, February 14
Valentine's Day Race

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. 


Sunday, February 14
Family Afternoon Snowshoe Tour

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.


February 14  Eventbrite - Family Afternoon Snowshoe Tours
March 27  Eventbrite - Family Afternoon Snowshoe Tours 

Sunday, February 14
Ski, t?st & be Married!

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.


Sunday, February 14
Ripperoo Parade

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!

Friday, February 19
Mountain Table Dinner Series


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.


Eventbrite - Mountain Table Dinner featuring William Hill Estate Winery


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

Price: $120


Menu

Mountain Table Dinner: Francis Ford Coppola Winemakers Dinner

 

Opener

Achiote Shrimp, Roasted Hatch Chilies, Corn Fritter, Torched Brie

2013 Sofia Blanc de Blancs

 

First

Dungeoness Crab Salad, Pressed Watermelon, Grilled Treviso, Vanilla Peppercorn Syrup

2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

 

Second

Seared Pork Belly “BLT”, Tomato Confit, Duck Fat Basil Aioli, Fried Bibb Lettuce

2012 Sonoma County Pitagora Red Wine Blend

 

Third

Braised Niman Ranch Short Ribs, Yucca Hash, Charred Sweet Pepper Romesco Sauce

2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

 

Finale

Vanilla Bean Flan, Prickly Pear Puree, Caramelized Lychee, Espresso Dark Chocolate Chile Paint

2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Vegetarian Menu


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 northstarlodging@vailresorts.com.


Upcoming Mountain Table Dinners:

March 11 - Mountain Table Dinner featuring Goose Island Brewery


Saturday, February 20
Twilight Snowshoe Tour
Take an evening to slow down and enjoy the peaceful setting of the Sierra Nevada on our guided evening snowshoe tours. The 2 to 2.5 hour guided tour begins at the Cross Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center at 5pm. The group takes a meandering journey through the pine tree lined forest working your way to the Village at Northstar. During the adventure, you’ll have time around a fire pit to enjoy live acoustic music, s’mores and hot chocolate. 

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.

Eventbrite - Twilight Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, February 27
Twilight Snowshoe Tour
Take an evening to slow down and enjoy the peaceful setting of the Sierra Nevada on our guided evening snowshoe tours. The 2 to 2.5 hour guided tour begins at the Cross Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center at 5pm. The group takes a meandering journey through the pine tree lined forest working your way to the Village at Northstar. During the adventure, you’ll have time around a fire pit to enjoy live acoustic music, s’mores and hot chocolate. 

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.

Eventbrite - Twilight Snowshoe Tour

Saturday, February 27
S'moresapalooza

Northstar will be hosting a variety of complimentary s'mores related events throughout the day to celebrate our favorite gooey treat. 

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