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Kirkwood Resort Reviews

by: ski_hike - 3rd October 2008

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Varied terrain, Eagle bowl, backside
Wish it had more vertical, parking is bad on weekends

Full review

I was a pass holder at Kirkwood, and loved it. When I first moved to Reno years ago I heard people talk about kirkwood and how they had a pass and how far it was. I figured it had to be good if people were willing to drive that far (a lot of other Tahoe resorts are closer). Those people were right. Kirkwood is great. I love the variety of terrain, especially Eagle bowl and the backside. I gave a low family friendly rating because the area is so big, families can get spread out. I am not a park skier, so I gave 3 stars. Nightlife doesn't matter to me, I come for the skiing. The one complaint I have is parking, which is horrible on weekends. During the week you can usually grab a spot close to the lifts, but on weekends they charge $20 for it. Kirkwood pass office just called yesterday offering me a great deal on the 6 wood pass, because I was a prior season pass holder. I thought about it long and hard and almost bought it, but the drive just gets to over the course of a season. Other than that, I love it. Costco used ot have some pretty good ticket deals.

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