Open
Season Start/End: 11/22/2017 - 04/08/2018
Elevation
:
7800ft - 9800ft
Trails
:
12%|30%| 38%| 20%
Lifts
:
15
Lift Tickets
:
N/A
Justin Schiller skis through the Once is Enough Chute at Kirkwood.
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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, snow shoeing, dog sled tours and backcountry access.

 

 

 

Justin Schiller skis through the Once is Enough Chute at Kirkwood.
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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.

Justin Schiller skis through the Once is Enough Chute at Kirkwood.
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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.  


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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

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/22/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 200
  • Projected Closing: 04/08/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 167
  • Years Open: 46
  • Average Snowfall: 354"

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Kirkwood - great snow, 6" powder just off the beaten path, still fresh packed prefer elsewhere. feels pretty warm. long lines, even on the backside, singles lines are longer than the standard lines.  - © anonymous
Kirkwood - "Happiness is" view 11/14  - © anonymous
Kirkwood - 38 degrees at 7:30 A.M. this morning.  the snow is wet and heavy and the skiing was good for the first hour at the top.  as temps have warmed rain off and on at the base and heavy wet broken snow persists.  Grooming was late and not very pressi  - © Tempting Fate
Kirkwood - Great but of powder on the top of the mountain. Lots of bowls and fun off piste snowboarding. The low snow level added a level of difficulty and fun to the runs.   - © anonymous

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Kirkwood Reviews

  • ljj47

    • 4
    13th January 2018

    Full review

      As much as I enjoy this resort I find it disconcerting that I can not get anyone to answer one simple question....
     
  • hogfarmer

    • 4
    9th February 2017

    Full review

      I have been skiing Tahoe regularly for the past 30 years and have gotten around to most of the resorts in the...
     
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