2009 Resort Poll: Top 10 Overall Resorts

3. Northstar-At-Tahoe, California

Northstar-at-Tahoe has all the ingredients Jussi Oksanen needs for epic shredding-it’s fun for his whole family! PHOTO: Kevin Zacher

It’s all right here. Northstar-At-Tahoe resort is a self-contained little snowboard paradise. You can reap all the rewards of the Tahoe experience in one place. From powder pockets on the backside to the au naturale Stash park, there’s a flow to the trail layout that makes for hella fun shred laps wherever you point it. Local pros like the Moonshine park and the sun-drenched 420-foot-long Superpipe. In the Pinball park there’s so much sht to hit, your head will spin. Northstar’s got shred-ready terrain for all abilities, and the resort village is set up so you never even have to leave.