Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Kirkwood

Planning a ski trip to Kirkwood? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Kirkwood stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Kirkwood review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

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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  • 4

    Kirkwood at its best

    by mtnwaves - 13th January 2009

    Pros: Not to crowded, Gem of Tahoe, great snow

    Cons: still not enough coverage, gets windy, limited parking

    Visited Kirkwood the day after Xmas it was as if the holiday never ended. After a 3 attempts over 3 years, I finally got to experience the whole entire moun... Full review

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  • 2

    Don't trust lift information

    by Bograt - 12th January 2009

    Pros: Fab Terrain, good lift network, snow holds up well

    Cons: Bit out the way, lie about snow / lifts

    Checked web site and phoned for lift status. Told all open. Full price lift ticket. Only 3 lifts opened. Claimed all open. Lied...... ... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Resort in Tahoe Region

    by yeshua - 6th January 2009

    Pros: Great Powder, Awesome Terrain, short lines

    Cons: some lower chair lifts

    Kirkwood is surely one of the best ski resort in the world! After a storm, it is packed with deep powder. The lift lines are short and there is no traffic a... Full review

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  • 3

    Nice mountain , poorly run resort

    by woodpecker - 15th December 2008

    Pros: great bowls , canyons and drops

    Cons: too many 1970s chairs for a modern

    On the outside Kirkwood looks to be a large stand alone destination resort with condos restaurants etc. It does have great snow and terrain as other commen... Full review

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  • 5

    best kept secret in tahoe

    by Dane Koncan - 9th December 2008

    Pros: tons of fun, good prices, and great snow

    Cons: nothing bad, cause it's all good here at kirkwood

    I love this resort. It is not your usual resort, it's actually reasonably priced. Some of the best slopes in the state too! I have been to kirkwood a few ... Full review

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  • 5

    Best, Most Deepest Powder, PERIOD!

    by Jdfive - 18th November 2008

    Pros: Best Powder, Awesome Terrain, Short Lines, Affordable Skiing/Riding

    Cons: *Thinking Hard* ... Nope, can't think of one!

    I have had a Kirkwood Pass all 6 seasons, and I have at least doubled my money - skiing and riding Kirkwood at LEAST 15 times a season! Kirkwood's lines ar... Full review

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