Posted on 12/10/2023

Know Before You Go: Mastering the Northstar Winter Parking Game

Hey there, savvy travelers and winter adventure seekers! If you're gearing up for a fantastic Northstar Ski Vacation, we want to make sure you are fully prepared with knowledge of the new parking program.  

Here's the inside scoop on how it works this year:

1. Village View Lots: The Convenient Choice

πŸ“ Address: Entrance off Big Springs Drive

When you're eager to hit the slopes and explore Northstar Village, the Village View Lots are your go-to parking option. Here's how to make the most of it:

  • πŸš— Monday – Friday/non-peak periods: Parking is free.
  • πŸ“… Weekends and peak periods (7 am – 1 pm): Reservations are required.
  • πŸš™ Got 4+ people in your car? Good news! Reservations are free. For vehicles with 3 or fewer occupants, it's just $20.
  • πŸ• After 1 pm on weekends and peak periods, parking here is free, and no reservations are needed.

2. Castle Peak Lots: Spacious and Stress-Free

πŸ“ Address: 200 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

For those spontaneous adventurers, the Castle Peak Lots is your stress-free solution. Here's how to navigate them:

  • πŸš— On weekdays, these lots open when Village View Lots are full.
  • 🚍 Weekdays: A continuous shuttle runs until 6 pm if Castle Peak Lots are in demand.
  • 🚌 Weekends: Enjoy a free, continuously running shuttle bus from Castle Peak Lots to The Village at Northstar until 10 pm.
  • πŸš— Find them at the roundabout on Northstar Drive.

3. Lower Village Preferred Paid Lot: Your VIP Pass

The Lower Village Preferred Paid Lot offers VIP access to Northstar Village. To make the most of it, here's what you need to know:

  • πŸ“… Weekends and peak periods (7 am – 3 pm): Reservations are a must.
  • πŸ’° Parking here costs $20 on weekdays and $40 on weekends and peak periods, regardless of how many occupants you have.

Bonus Tips to Ace Your Northstar Parking Game:

  • πŸŒ„ Premium paid parking in Lower Village Lots is complimentary after 3 pm each day. Just remember, paid parking starts at 5:30 am daily.
  • 🚑 The gondola starts whisking adventurers away at 8:30 am, so plan accordingly.
  • 🌧️ Stay in the know with weather and traffic updates. This savvy move lets you plan ahead and tailor your trip to perfection.
  • ⏰ If you've got kiddos heading to ski school, allow extra time for check-in and parking. There's a handy passenger drop-off area at The Village.
  • πŸ…ΏοΈ Need ADA-accessible parking? Northstar's got you covered at multiple locations.
  • πŸš— Remember, there's no overnight parking in Northstar lots. If you need assistance, call Public Safety at (530) 562-2259.
  • πŸ“² If you're staying at Northstar, enjoy complimentary Dial-A-Ride services via the Dial-A-Ride app, available for iOS and Android.

With this in your back pocket, you're all set for a seamless Northstar California ski vacation. Spend less time stressing about parking and more time carving the slopes and savoring village life. It's the perfect blend of fun and sophistication that'll make your winter getaway truly unforgettable. So, pack up your gear, hit the road, and prepare for a Tahoe Truckee adventure like no other!

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