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 Review

    by belindajk - 27th February 2008

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    Husband and I rented a condo there for Sunday and Monday night and had a lovely time. All the staff we met were friendly and nice. The mid-week ski and stay... 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

    Kirkwood is Good!

    by - 18th March 2009

    Pros: Great area, away from crowds & town, good lifts and runs.

    Cons: Parking and Timber area are out of te way, but there is a free shuttle!

    Went to Kirkwood for Skiboarding Shredfest, had never been there before bu heard great things about it. Unfortunately the weather was really cruddy, but we ... Full review

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  • 4

    Special K

    by kiwihusker - 27th December 2010

    Pros: easy day trip from SF

    Cons: pricing

    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... Full review

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  • 4

    Kirkwood Review

    by anonymous_user - 31st December 2007

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    We went the past few days and had a great time. It's got pretty good coverage right now though a few runs are still closed.... Full review

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  • 4

    Serious Snow

    by Mark Conner - 28th December 2010

    Pros: Lots of powder, cheap brews

    Cons: Crowded lodge, long shuttle

    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... Full review

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