Get pumped snow sport fanatics as our very own Shaun White will be hosting the Northstar California Resort’s 40th Birthday Bash on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. The event takes place 40 years to the day the resort opened for skiing for the very first time.
With activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a Burton Snowboard Academy Kids Clinic with White, live music both on the mountain and in the Village at Northstar, a sparkling cider toast and delicious s’mores in the village, 70′s costume contest and après party at Tavern 6330′, there’s an opportunity for guests of all ages to celebrate.
Kids ages 7 and up who have signed up for the Burton Snowboard Academy on Saturday, December 22 will be treated to a very special visit from White during their lesson. Those interested in participating in the clinic are invited to sign up in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. The lesson includes a Burton snowboard rental, all day coaching, and an all day limited access lift ticket providing access to beginner lifts and terrain.
Live music performances will feature “Forget the Roses” from 11am to 2pm on the deck of the Lodge at Big Springs (mid-mountain) and “Mustache Harbor” on the Village Stage (Village at Northstar) from 3pm to 4pm and 5pm to 6pm.
White and Northstar COO, Bill Rock will lead the crowd in a complimentary sparkling cider and s’more toast at 4pm in the Village at Northstar, followed by a 70′s costume contest at 4:15pm, and an après ski party at Tavern 6330′ in the Village from 4:30pm to 6:30pm featuring a 70′s ski theme, special après menu and a DJ.
Significant improvements have been made to improve the lift network, snowmaking capabilities, new terrain and skier services. Last season, Vail Resorts invested an additional $30 million in projects at Northstar, including the installation of a new high-speed chairlift and a new ski pod with new glade skiing and two new intermediate ski trails on The Backside of the mountain, construction of the LEED-certified Zephyr Lodge, an new 700-seat on-mountain restaurant, and the construction of a new 22-foot Superpipe designed by Shaun White, who calls Northstar his home mountain and primary training resort.
For those interested in skiing or riding all season long, the Tahoe Local Pass remains unmatched in value, price and experience with access to more than 263 trails, 14 terrain parks and 10,270 acres of some of the best terrain in the world at Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood in California and Nevada 7 days-a-week with limited holiday restrictions. For just $459, the Tahoe Local Pass pays for itself after just four days and then passholders are skiing or riding for FREE the rest of the season. Season passes are on sale until December 2, 2012, so you better hurry!