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

    kids group lesson get low quality when there are more kids

    by skilover2009 - 15th March 2009

    Pros: not too early group lesson schedule

    Cons: many kids in group lesson

    kids program's quality gets low when there are more kids in a group. My kid was crying about 20 mins before I went to the room to check her out. Then I ask ... Full review

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  • 3

    Kirkwood: not there yet

    by bccunn - 22nd February 2009

    Pros: Great coverage, lines on weekends when snowing

    Cons: Off the grid, so no reliable power and slow chairs

    Kirkwood has excellent terrain and excellent coverage. Unfortnately, they've failed to get on the power grid and thus the lifts fail frequently. Also, Pro P... Full review

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  • 4

    Lots of Potential

    by rmp - 12th February 2009

    Pros: snow; beauty; X-country skiing; Hwy 88 is empty

    Cons: Antiquated lifts, some not running

    This resort would be great if a large ski company with deep pockets bought it and upgraded the lifts and added some new ones to access more terrain. They w... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Tahoe Resort

    by skiskydive - 12th February 2009

    Pros: The Terrain and the Snow

    Cons: not as easy to get to as other resorts

    Best snow, and some of the best skiing. Since the resort is higher elevation, it gets better snow. Also, since less people go here, there is less of a cro... Full review

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  • 4

    Hit Kirkwood on a powder day.

    by vedhed - 4th February 2009

    Pros: Great terrain and deep pow

    Cons: Avalanch control went on into the day, super slow chairs.

    I hit Kirwood with friends after/during some serious dump in mid January. Kirk is definitely my favorite Tahoe Area mountain. Great terrain and advanced r... Full review

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  • 4

    One of my favorites

    by Anon09 - 27th January 2009

    Pros: Not too crowded, great runs

    Cons: lifts

    I visit Kirkwood more than any othe resort. I love it here overall. My only complaints have to do with the lifts. They're slow, and many of them have to b... Full review

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