Northstar Announces it Will Charge for Parking this Winter

Photo: Reno Tahoe

Northstar California Resort recently announced it will be charging for parking at the ski resort beginning this winter, drawing sharp criticisms from its paying customers. The plan includes charging $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends at the Village View parking lot. The ski resort will still offer free parking down at its Castle Peak lot.

The park says the move will ease congestion at the resort and encourage people to carpool and use ride sharing apps to get to the slopes. For many locals, it was seen as a money grab for the resorts new owners, Vail Resorts.

Photo: Northstar California Resort

When the complaints began flooding in from season pass holders, the Northstar communications team needed to respond.

“Really what it comes back to is what we’ve built this program around — improving congestion on Northstar Drive and the guest experience,” Tony Karwowski, Northstar director of base operations, said to the Sierra Sun. “The idea is that the time it takes to pull into Castle Peak, boot up, and hop on a bus, and then ride to the village is equal or less than the time it takes to drive up Northstar Drive, drive through the village, boot up, and walk down to the village to the lift.”

Even with the explanation, season pass holders didn’t buy the plan, asking for a refund of their passes based off the announcement. Northstar responded that all sales are final. By the way, their adult day pass lift ticket is already $125.

What do you think? Will this help guest experience or is it just a money grab from Vail Resorts?

Active NorCal

Telling the Stories of Northern California

128 Comments

  1. It will make skiing an super expensive sport with this crazy pricey parking. For families whose kids are in team, those cost are unbelievable. Say bay to NS in 2020.

  2. This is an absolute B.S. excuse. Those that wanted to park close to the Village got their early and secured a space near the Highlands Gondola. We were able to avoid the long walk thru the village and could ski down Home Run at the end of the day. If they really thought there were people who ignored the signs why not just station an employee telling them the lot was full. There would have been a whole lot less customer dissatisfaction. This is nothing but corporate greed on the part of Northstar management. I for one will no longer ski at Northstar and will not buy an Epic pass in future years.

  3. I needed to thank you for this fantastic read!! I absolutely enjoyed every
    little bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new
    things you post…

  4. I used to be suggested this web site via my cousin. I
    am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody
    else recognise such designated about my difficulty.

    You are incredible! Thank you!

  5. Pretty portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved
    account your weblog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing in your feeds or even I achievement you get admission to constantly quickly.

  6. Useful info. Fortunate me I found your site unintentionally, and I’m stunned
    why this accident did not happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

  7. Hello are using WordPress for your site platform?

    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do
    you need any coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  8. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the information you present here and can’t wait to take a
    look when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my
    mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..
    Anyhow, wonderful site!

  9. I love what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever
    work and exposure! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve included
    you guys to my own blogroll.

  10. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally
    educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is something too few men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy that I stumbled across this in my hunt for something relating to this.

  11. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our
    community. Your website provided us with
    valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable job and
    our whole community will be thankful to you.

  12. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account helped me a acceptable deal. I have been tiny bit familiar of
    this your broadcast provided brilliant clear idea

  13. I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could
    connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text
    for only having 1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  14. This site has been a lifesaver to me! The owner has put together an incredible array of useful information and sources that has been incredibly helpful.

    They are a treasure trove of information and they’re dedicated in helping other people.

    I am grateful for this website and all that it can offer.

  15. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog.
    I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade content by
    you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me
    to get my own, personal website now 😉

  16. I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate your information. This
    article has really peaked my interest. I will take
    a note of your website and keep checking for
    new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  17. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is valuable and all. However
    just imagine if you added some great visuals or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”!

    Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this website could certainly be one of the best in its niche.
    Fantastic blog!

  18. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a
    very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark
    it and come back to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  19. When someone writes an paragraph he/she retains the plan of a user in his/her mind that how
    a user can be aware of it. Thus that’s why this
    article is amazing. Thanks!

  20. Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging
    for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web
    site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  21. Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?

    A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog shine.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Cheers

  22. Very good site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of
    any discussion boards that cover the same topics discussed here?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get comments from other experienced individuals that
    share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
    Bless you!

  23. After checking out a handful of the articles on your site,
    I truly appreciate your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my
    website as well and tell me your opinion.

  24. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However
    I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I am unable to
    subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting identical RSS problems?
    Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond?

    Thanx!!

  25. Wonderful article! That is the type of info that are supposed to be shared around the internet.
    Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this put up higher!
    Come on over and talk over with my website .
    Thanks =)

  26. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday.
    It’s always useful to read content from other writers and use a little something from their
    websites.

  27. I was more than happy to uncover this web site.
    I want to to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!!
    I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I have you book-marked to see new things in your web site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button