Overlooking the nation's most spectacular Alpine lake, this all-seasons resort just six miles (and 6,000 feet!) above Tahoe is a bustling recreation oasis in the heart of the pine-blanketed Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Although outdoor activities are offered year-round, Northstar's peak tennis season runs from May through September. The Tennis Center features 10 hard-surface, tiered courts tucked in among the evergreens; a staff of five USPTA-certified pros provide private and group instruction for all ages and levels of player. In addition to daily clinics, the resort offers frequent themed tennis events--including its popular, tequila-laced Margarita Mixers. The major tennis draw at Northstar, however, is its junior and adult camps, LINK TO CAMP two-day weekend or five-day midweek clinics including three hours of daily, small-group instruction. The resort also conducts a complimentary Saturday-afternoon beginner's clinic and subsequent happy hour.
Off the Court
Northstar's Swim and Racquet Club features amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness center, game rooms, and a snack bar. The resort is also home to a sprawling mountain bike park, with more than 100 miles of trail for every level of cyclist. Guests can play golf on an 18-hole course, ride horseback through the mountains, or fly fish on Sawmill Lake; an on-site Adventure Park features an outdoor climbing wall, challenge course, junior ropes course, and map and compass classes.
Accommodations and Dining
The resort's lodging options range from studio lofts to six-bedroom mountain homes. At the center of the property is a tiny shop- and restaurant-lined village and cobblestone pedestrian mall. There, visitors can choose from an array of dining destinations including Italian, Mexican and Starbucks. Of particular note is 10-year local favorite Earthly Delights, which serves quick meals and snacks, baked goods, cheese and wine among other light fare.
Two-night tennis packages include accommodations, lunch, and three hours of daily group lessons.
*Prices may vary
Children's tennis programs include pee-wee drill sessions, intermediate clinics, and parent-child social round robins.
Northstar-at-Tahoe is 40 miles west of Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO).