First let me tell you kirkwood is by far my favorite resort in the tahoe area. One of the best things about it is that the quality goes well beyond the amazing mountain. This being my ninth( I think )consecutive season with a pass there I do know kirkwood boasts the deepest snowpack in north America many of the last few years. And of course have reaped the early morning benefits. So this year I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed with the amount of snow. although, with as excellent as kirkwood is the amount of snow has offered great tree lines, narrower chutes and allowed kirkwood to let its mountains character really shine. Boy I love this place!