Luke Sheppard: A Decade of Leadership at Northstar’s Burton Academy

If you ask, Luke Sheppard will probably tell you he’s living the dream. A career snowboard instructor, the job led him to opportunities around the world early in his career—in destinations like Verbier, Switzerland, Cardrona, New Zealand and Niseko, Japan. Since 2005, “Shep” as he’s known by many of the Northstar team, has been part …

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The Summit Smokehouse Gets a Fresh New Look

Northstar California’s mountaintop culinary experience is transformed after the ski-in, ski-out Summit Smokehouse was renovated physically and conceptually. Improvements include perfecting the science of slow-cooked meats, taking a stance on environmental standards and serving up a menu you wouldn’t expect at a typical ski lodge. Immediately noticeable, the indoor seating has increased by nearly 50 …

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