Developers broke ground today for a luxury resort hotel at the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort that will be modeled after upscale mountain lodges built in the West a century ago.
The 173-room Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe hotel is
scheduled to open in late 2009. The 300 (m) million-dollar project
also includes ski-in, ski-out homes, condominiums, restaurants,
swimming pools and a spa. Some homes will be for sale and others
will be deeded time-shares.
The on-mountain hotel will be built with native granite and
timber from the Sierra, and feature steeply pitched roofs and stone
A parkway leading to the hotel site will have four tunnels
running under ski slopes at various intervals.