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.
  • 3.5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3.6
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.6
  • Nightlife
  • 1.4
  • Terrain Park
  • 3
  • Value

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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...

  • 3.5

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  • Benji Zimmerman ( 2nd November 2006)

    Kirkwood = BIG STEEPS. BIG CLIFFS. BIG RUNS. Best snow in Tahoe. Best place to ride in Tahoe. My experience at Kirkwood was spectacular (it helps that I met...

  • anonymous_user (24th October 2006)

    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...

  • rbericson (19th February 2012)

    Have skied Tahoe many times, but this was our first time at Kirkwood. Will definitely be back! In a low-snow year, Kirkwood had better coverage than the res...

  • Conroy (28th December 2010)

    I usually ski Heavenly or Sierra at Tahoe, but did a 1-day visit to Kirkwood having heard so much about it. After 8 feet of snow the previous couple of day...

  • Graeme (27th December 2010)

    Nothing like getting there early and getting to the backside for an hour of (almost) solitude. The drive from SF Area is relatively easy (if you like 4.30a...

  • Nick Pope (24th October 2010)

    The first time I went to South Tahoe I was blown away with everything but the crowds. So I asked a local where to get away from all the people. The local ...

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