Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Kirkwood

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Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.9
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 60
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.4
  • 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

    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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  • 4

    Kirkwood at its best

    by mtnwaves - 13th January 2009

    Pros: Not to crowded, Gem of Tahoe, great snow

    Cons: still not enough coverage, gets windy, limited parking

    Visited Kirkwood the day after Xmas it was as if the holiday never ended. After a 3 attempts over 3 years, I finally got to experience the whole entire moun... Full review

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  • 4

    Kirkwood Review

    by anonymous_user - 25th December 2006

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    As a San Franciscan that loves getting out of town to ride the powder, Kirkwood is definitely my favorite resort in the entire Tahoe area. If you're going f... Full review

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  • 4

    Kirkwood Review

    by anonymous_user - 16th January 2007

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    Kirkwood has the deepest and best powder resort is awesome last time I went it snowed 3 feet. Great mountain it and Mammoth are the best of all the resorts ... Full review

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  • 4

    Better snow than other Tahoe resorts

    by rbericson - 19th February 2012

    Pros: Great mix of terrain, great snow

    Cons: Few on-mountain food options, smaller than other Tahoe resorts

    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... Full review

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  • 4

    South Lake Tahoe's Hidden Treasure

    by timzheng - 24th March 2010

    Pros: great snowfall, technical terrain, not so crowded

    Cons: middle of nowhere, not for the weary

    Kirk holds a special place in my heart, as my first-ever run on the West Coast was off one of the resort's famed cornices onto "the Wall." There's not much ... Full review

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