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

    STEEP AND DEEP

    by gkphi5 - 17th March 2009

    Pros: FANTASTIC VARIETY OF BOWLS AND CHUTES

    Cons: SLOW LIFTS

    I visited Kirkwood in Feb 2009 for the first time and kept going back. I travelled to Lake Tahoe with my wife, father in law ( 71) . If you love getting int... Full review

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  • 5

    Kirkwood Review

    by anonymous_user - 24th October 2006

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    kirkwood is a great ski area. best snow in the sierra. sometimes hard to get too if the weather is bad but it's worth it once you arrive. our family can't... Full review

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  • 4

    For advanced riders

    by Joel Cho - 17th March 2010

    Pros: great snow, lack of crowds

    Cons: nothing else to do than ski

    If you love skiing in powder, then this is the place to go after a storm. But you really have to love skiing to be here - it's out of the way, nothing else... Full review

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  • 4

    Kirkwood Review

    by FroDog - 5th November 2006

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    Far from the maddening crowd, Kirkwood's mountain layout still appeals to the soul of skiers. Hip, singular and with the self-contained feel of a remote mou... Full review

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  • 4

    Kirkwood Review

    by gankmore - 20th December 2006

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    The sierras offer a wide array of ski experiences. Kirkwood isn't as upscale as Squaw, as family oriented as Northstar, or as accessable as SugarBowl, but K... Full review

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  • 4

    Kirkwood Review

    by snowpalsdotorg - 20th February 2008

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    I'm a San Francisco Bay Area local so I've been skiing at Kirkwood for over a decade now. Kirkwood have some great runs for everyone (I love the 'wall' - e... Full review

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