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Reviews for Kirkwood

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Kirkwood that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Kirkwood stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Kirkwood review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Kirkwood vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

  • 3.6

A ski resort's overall star rating displayed here is not calculated based on a simple average but takes several factors, including the age of a review, into account.

  • Beginner
  • 3.5
  • Intermediate
  • 3.7
  • Expert
  • 3.7
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3.6
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.6
  • Aprés Ski'
  • 2.3
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.8
  • Overall Value
  • 3.6

101 Total Reviews:

  • 5 Star Reviews (54)
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  • 4 Star Reviews (32)
  • 31
  • 3 Star Reviews (11)
  • 10
  • 2 Star Reviews (4)
  • 3
  • 1 Star Reviews (0)
  • 0

Kirkwood is the place where my kids fell in love with skiing. If you're a beginner and large remodeled food courts are...

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  • Irene (19th March 2020)

    Kirkwood is the place where my kids fell in love with skiing. If you're a beginner and large remodeled food courts are...

  • Jared Klebanow (25th February 2020)

    Kirkwood is my favorite mountain in Tahoe. If you’re looking to just ski/board this is the spot. Squaw is great too but...

  • Rick Hunter (1st January 2020)

    I skied here in the mid 90s and covered most of the mountain in one day. I am intermediate so didn't attempt...

  • Eric (29th December 2019)

    I love Kirkwood - best snow in Tahoe area and love the steeps and chutes. The skill level of the average skier...

  • Jeremy West (22nd December 2019)

    Kirkwood is a hidden gem. You don’t come for the food or the drinks. You come to ski/board. While the Amenities are...

  • Send It (3rd April 2019)

    Hidden gem. I hope Vail doesn't screw it up. This mountain is by far my favorite and has some world class terrain....

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will shut down on July 13, 2020. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation