The Ritz-Carlton has a privileged location half way up the eastern slopes of Lookout Mountain, 9 miles from the center of Truckee and a similar distance from Crystal Bay at the north end of Lake Tahoe
. The luxury, full service hotel is part of the Northstar Resort, a major center for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and for hiking and other mountain pursuits during the warmer months. Accommodations comprise regular rooms (455 square feet), suites, and residences, with two, three or four bedrooms - features include one or more of a gas fireplace, hot tub, floor-to-ceiling windows, sofa bed and balcony. The hotel also offers a spa (17 treatment rooms), a fitness center and an outdoor pool, plus 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space, and five food & beverage outlets.