Northstar would be one of the last places I'd choose to spend my winter. If that's your only bet in Tahoe, then definitely Big Sky. If Alpine, Squaw or Kirkwood are possibilities for Tahoe, then go to Tahoe... unless you never wanna leave the terrain park, then maybe Northstar is OK.
basically what these kids said. Northstar is fucking flat but its park is legit. Since I've recently come to the realization that with my new left knee and ridiculously weak right knee, parks are not for me, Northstar is one of my least favorite ski areas ever.
But Big Sky is pretty much heaven on earth. And even though I blew out my left knee there, I might be there next season! I love it.
yup....i havent been to tahoe but ive been to big sky a few times, the only bad thing at big sky is they need a new tram badly, the one they have now is more like a gondala on steroids it holds like 15-20 people about..
ya its a pretty rediculous comparison really. big sky is in montana, doesnt have much of a scene from what i can gather, but has a huge amount of terrain and more vertical feet than jackson hole. tahoe, on the other hand, is in california, ya know, as opposed to montana, and actually has a huge amount of backcountry terrain itself (though not as much in northstar) and some pretty rediculous parks too. not a tough choice really