High in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a vacation resort situated mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, a 10-minute drive from Lake Tahoe and the historic town of Truckee and a 20-minute drive from Squaw Valley USA, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains, straddling the borders of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is one of the most cherished family mountain resorts in the United States. Over three million people visit Lake Tahoe annually to enjoy its pristine environment and abundant, year-round outdoor adventures. Snow and skiing have become favorites, with the area providing a dozen nearby ski resorts. 

Weather: March sees temperatures  ranging from 25'F to 48'F.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Nestled among pine trees in the ski village of Northstar, this upscale mountainside hotel is 9.1 miles Kings Beach State Park and 17.7 miles from Donner Lake.

The refined rooms, some with mountain views, have 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and 24-hour room service, plus marble bathrooms and luxe bedding. 

Dining options include 5 restaurants/bars. There’s also a high-end spa, 2 outdoor pools and a gym, plus 15,000 sq ft of event space.


The Village at Northstar offers outdoor shopping with a mix of dining, specialty boutiques and a two-screen movie theater all centered around a year-round skating rink the entire family can enjoy.  Access The Village at Northstar by taking the Highlands Gondola directly from The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.


Located just ten minutes from our Lake Tahoe family resort, Truckee is a historically rich mountain town surrounded by rugged Sierra Nevada scenery. Its authentic charm and small town character will captivate you. Truckee’s quaint historic downtown is full of unique dining options and specialty boutiques.

One of Truckee’s greatest allures is the abundance of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. In the summer, you can enjoy fishing, rock climbing, water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing and river rafting. Hikers have miles of trails to choose from including the Pacific-Crest Trail which will take you to mountain meadows filled with wildflowers and breathtaking scenery. A winter wonderland, Truckee is within minutes of eight major ski resorts. There is also dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling and tubing – unlimited possibilities to create an unforgettable Lake Tahoe family vacation.