Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Kirkwood

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Overall Rating: 3.8

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.9
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 58.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.3
  • Nightlife
  • 1.7

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 50%
  • Beginner
  • 19%
  • Families
  • 31%
  • Intermediate
  • 42%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 45%
  • Advanced
  • 50%

Helpful Highlights:

Great Resort for hardcores. Not for beginners/intermediates - yes, the terrains are OK, but, why would you go that far to ski beginner/intermedites? The r...

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  • 3


    by j - 23rd March 2014

    Pros: Great snow and Terrain

    Cons: Hazardous Road to get to

    Great Resort for hardcores. Not for beginners/intermediates - yes, the terrains are OK, but, why would you go that far to ski beginner/intermedites? The r... Full review

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  • 5


    by - 18th March 2014

    Pros: more great skiing than any tahoe resort

    Cons: never found any

    I've skied Kirkwood with my family since 1999.Never have we regretted the ride from Lake Tahoe to there.If the snow is not that good at Heavenly,and we have... Full review

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  • 5

    great overall mountain

    by javruch - 16th March 2013

    Pros: great terrain, no crowds, great snow

    Cons: off the beaten path; hard to get to

    A skiers mountain. No fancy precociousness. Come here to hit it hard. When the snow falls it's steep and deep. This mountain rivals some of the more famous ... Full review

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  • 4

    Better snow than other Tahoe resorts

    by rbericson - 19th February 2012

    Pros: Great mix of terrain, great snow

    Cons: Few on-mountain food options, smaller than other Tahoe resorts

    Have skied Tahoe many times, but this was our first time at Kirkwood. Will definitely be back! In a low-snow year, Kirkwood had better coverage than the res... Full review

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  • 5

    Kirkwood grown

    by mrgoalkey - 25th March 2011

    Pros: Choices oh the choices, little to no gapers, beautiful, powder central, difficult terrain for anyone

    Cons: really 1 high speed lift, Best terrain is not easily returned from. too much powder

    My home town ski resort. Little to no nightlife. Its all about those who want to ski and board. Lots of mapping needed if new because of flat spots and trav... Full review

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  • 4

    Serious Snow

    by Mark Conner - 28th December 2010

    Pros: Lots of powder, cheap brews

    Cons: Crowded lodge, long shuttle

    I usually ski Heavenly or Sierra at Tahoe, but did a 1-day visit to Kirkwood having heard so much about it. After 8 feet of snow the previous couple of day... Full review

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