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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  • 5

    Mona Lisa

    by Lemmon2004 - 10th February 2010

    Pros: Base Elevation, Size of Mountain, Snow Fall

    Cons: Day Pass Prices, few slow lifts, Avalanche Zones Highway 88

    KIRKWOOD is a all-around mountain but would favor the intermediate rider to expert. Their location and high base elevation makes them a top resort in snowf... Full review

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  • 5

    Tahoe's best

    by bjarvis - 22nd January 2010

    Pros: Terrain, snowfall

    Cons: location

    Kirkwood is the perfect well rounded resort. It has great steeps, great beginner terrain, great trees, great bowls, and there is always a challenge lurking ... Full review

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  • 5

    No crowds, deep powder, super elevation, huge variety, expedition skiing

    by mattp1u - 16th January 2010

    Pros: virtually no lines, excellent snow, great variety across huge area

    Cons: some slower lifts

    I grew up skiing in the North East: Sugarbush, Killington, Stowe, Loon, Sunday River, etc. I have been skiing in many different places, both in the US and a... Full review

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  • 5

    THE place for serious riders

    by KirkwoodPass - 4th December 2009

    Pros: Snow, terrain, all perfect! No crowds!

    Cons: None.

    Been riding Kirkwood for years, it's by far the best mountain in the Tahoe region in my opinion. Always has the best snow, no traffic. Excellent terrain, an... Full review

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  • 5

    good mountain

    by herbsmen - 28th November 2009

    Pros: good steeps great powder days

    Cons: little out of the way

    Kirkwood is a great mountain when it snows they get tons of snow. If you make a trip to Tahoe you must go to Kirkwood. Never hit the park everytime i've gon... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Powder Day

    by hayley_finkelstein - 16th November 2009

    Pros: Lots of bowls and amazing powder runs

    Cons: Hard to get to. Village is lacking

    Definitely one of my favorite spots in Tahoe. With fresh powder, no resort beats it. The steep elevation leads into a wide variety of bowls with insanely fu... Full review

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