Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Kirkwood

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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

    No crowds, deep powder, super elevation, huge variety, expedition skiing

    by mattp1u - 16th January 2010

    Pros: virtually no lines, excellent snow, great variety across huge area

    Cons: some slower lifts

    I grew up skiing in the North East: Sugarbush, Killington, Stowe, Loon, Sunday River, etc. I have been skiing in many different places, both in the US and a... Full review

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  • 5

    Heavenly is Heaven!

    by - 18th March 2009

    Pros: Awsome, lots of runs, views are supur, gondola is cool.

    Cons: Too much traversing skating!

    Never thought I'd actually ski here at Heavenly...usualy hit the other Tahoe resorts instead. But went to the Skiboarding Shredfest and we all went to Heave... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Resort in Tahoe Region

    by yeshua - 6th January 2009

    Pros: Great Powder, Awesome Terrain, short lines

    Cons: some lower chair lifts

    Kirkwood is surely one of the best ski resort in the world! After a storm, it is packed with deep powder. The lift lines are short and there is no traffic a... Full review

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  • 5

    The Wood

    by Tuuktalus - 16th February 2010

    Pros: Extreme terrain, most snow, no crowds

    Cons: Short runs, wet snow, windy

    I lived in South Lake Tahoe and worked at Kirkwood for a year. Being somewhat lazy, I only got in 65 days but I was spoiled with endless powder days of epic... Full review

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  • 5

    good mountain

    by herbsmen - 28th November 2009

    Pros: good steeps great powder days

    Cons: little out of the way

    Kirkwood is a great mountain when it snows they get tons of snow. If you make a trip to Tahoe you must go to Kirkwood. Never hit the park everytime i've gon... Full review

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  • 5

    Kirkwood Review

    by anonymous_user - 28th January 2008



    This resort is wicked!! I would have to say my favorite resort in Northern CA. The elevation is pretty high thus the snow quality is alot better. The resort... Full review

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