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Kirkwood Ski Resort

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round mountain destination located along the Sierra Crest in the Eldorado National Forest south of Lake Tahoe in California. The terrain at Kirkwood offers skiers and riders everything from long groomed trails to expert lines and chutes. The resort receives abundant snowfall each season coupled with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The village contains ski-in, ski-out accommodations with adjacent shops and restaurants. The resort also plays host to other activities, including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sled tours and backcountry access.

Where Is Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort Located?

Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort is located about one and a half hours from Reno and two hours from Sacramento. If you’re driving, avoid the Mormon Emigrant Trail, Shake Ridge Road and Fiddletown Road. The Mormon Emigrant Trail is closed during the winter, and the other two are narrow, windy and steep.

The two closest airports are Reno/Tahoe International Airport and Sacramento International Airport. You can rent a car from the airport. There are also luxury shuttle buses from major areas like San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Oakland and more that run most weekends and some weekdays.

Plan Your Trip

Kirkwood Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

97"
61"
41"
20"
10"
26"
Dec
81"
Jan
28"
Feb
51"
Mar

Terrain Overview

85
Runs in Total
2.5 mi
Longest Run
1429.2 ac
Skiable Terrain
200 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 12

0
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
0
High Speed Sixes
2
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
5
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

9800'
Summit
2000'
Vertical Drop
7800'
Base

Important Dates

December 03, 20212021/12/03

Projected Opening

April 10, 20222022/04/10

Projected Closing

128

Projected Days Open

200

Days Open Last Year

1972

Years Open

354"

Average Snowfall
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