2009 Resort Poll: Top 10 Parks

3. Northstar-At-Tahoe, California

Jussi Oksanen, Northstar-at-Tahoe. PHOTO: Kevin Zacher

If you’re lucky, your Tahoe trip will be all powder, but let’s face it—odds are high that you’ll be riding the parks at Northstar. And why wouldn’t you? They’ve got rippable terrain smeared all over the trail map. With unique obstacles like pole jams, a gondola cabin stall, rock stalls, the step-up/wallride, and signature Oakley and Forum “F” bombs features, Northstar is taking the park experience into uncharted territory. Their giant Superpipe is also one of the best. The Burton Stash park puts a fresh, natural twist on park play, while more traditional hits like the big step-downs on Moonshine make you wish you were a local.