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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  • 5

    Favorite mountain EVER!

    by karenmizell - 27th December 2010

    Pros: Epic snow, great terrain variety, no crowds, friendly staff

    Cons: Less lodging/nightlife (but this helps keep the crowds down!)

    Kirkwood is the best of the best for Tahoe, and those who have discovered it return year after year. It has a small-mountain, community vibe, but plenty of... Full review

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  • 5

    Kirkwood Review

    by gonzousn - 27th August 2008

    Pros: Terrain, Terrain, Terrain

    Cons: None

    I grew up in Tahoe, and I've been skiing here for my entire life. This is by far my favorite place in Tahoe, bar none. The terrain is amazing, varied, and n... Full review

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  • 5

    Kirkwood Review

    by anonymous_user - 12th January 2008

    Pros:

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    Kirkwood is one of the most incredible mountains you probably never heard of. If you are looking for epic apres ski.......Stay in south lake. If you want ep... 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

    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

    Beautiful Kirkwood; Rare Earth Indeed

    by nessasnobunny - 15th March 2009

    Pros: Beautiful, Deep snow, tree riding, challenging cliffs and chutes

    Cons: Distance

    So my only con, is also a pro because it means more of the tourists are going to get trapped "before" they make it to Kirkwood. Unless, of course, they've ... Full review

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