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Related Regions: Sierra Nevada, Northern California, California, United States, North America, Lake Tahoe

Overview

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, snow shoeing, dog sled tours and backcountry access.

 

 

 

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Elevation

  • 9800ft
    Summit
  • 2000ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 7800ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 1
  • 6
  • 1
  • 5
  • 15
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    12%

  • Intermediate Runs

    30%

  • Advanced Runs

    38%

  • Expert Runs

    20%

  • Runs

    86

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Longest Run

    2.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2300 ac

  • Snow Making

    200 ac

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The Kirkwood terrain is famous for its expert and advanced areas that encompass a 2-mile horseshoe shaped ridgeline. Its Cirque offers steep double blacks, cliffs, chutes, glades and cornices with colossal amounts of natural snowfall.

Rugged and intimate due to its location, skiers and riders will enjoy an average annual snowfall of over 600 inches spread across 2,300 skiable acres with 86 trails. Considered an advanced mountain, Kirkwood’s terrain is rated 12% beginner, 30% intermediate, 38% advanced, and 20% expert.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers Expedition: Kirkwood which is for the avid adventurer looking to explore Kirkwood on a more intimate level. The unique terrain at Kirkwood offers lift access to backcountry opportunities within the resort boundaries and provides the perfect backdrop for specialty clinics, private guides and backcountry awareness offerings. Expedition Kirkwood offerings include; Avalanche Certification Courses, Women’s Programs, E:K Cat Tours, private guides and specialty ski clinics.  


Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/21/201804/08/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    200
  • Projected Days Open
    167
  • Years Open
    46
  • Average Snowfall
    354"

Best Kirkwood Hotels

Highway 88 Kirkwood, 95646
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
PO Box 185 Kirkwood, 95646
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Kirkwood Reviews

Daniel Gally
9th October 20184
I worked at Kirkwood and have done most of the terrain and seen all the conditions a season can bring. If you...Full review
ljj47
13th January 20184
As much as I enjoy this resort I find it disconcerting that I can not get anyone to answer one simple question....Full review
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