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Kirkwood Ski Resort Guide

Ski USA - California

Kirkwood Ski Resort Guide

Kirkwood Ski Resort Guide

Kirkwook, Kirkwood photo

Kirkwood

Photo credit: Marcelo Almeida

Slope Stats

  • 2987m

  • 610m

  • 2377m

  • Acres of ski:2300
  • Pistes:72
  • Snowmaking:6%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:80 km
  • beginner15%
  • intermediate50%
  • advanced35%

With a base elevation of 7,800 feet, Kirkwood is the highest starting point of any major resort in Lake Tahoe. Kirkwood catches the best snowstorms coming its way. There are 2,300 acres for skiing and riding and a new quad called the Cornice Express. Kirkwood has 110 condos within walking distance and 20,000 rooms at S. Lake Tahoe (studios through to 3-bedroom units.) No camper facilities.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Reno
  • Nearest Train Station:Truckee
  • Tourist Office Phone:+1209258600
  • Tourist Office Website:www.kirkwood.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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Lifts

  • Season opens:27 Nov 2019
  • Season closes:12 Apr 2020
  • Lifts:14 (10 chair lifts, 4 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:13 Nov
  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
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  • Snow Depth (lower):
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  • Piste:
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2682 m)view full snow forecast

AM
clear
15 SW15
12 °CF-Level
4400m
PM
clear
20 SW20
11 °CF-Level
4250m
night
partly cloudy
35 SW35
7 °CF-Level
3700m

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Visitor Reviews of Kirkwood

Kim from United Kingdom writes:

I skied the spring of 2008. Chad Paeglows review of Kirkwood is very comprehensive so I won't go into much detail except to say:
1. It is phenomenally good value. Spring pass was 99 bucks.
2. Lots of the terrain is terrifying. Kirkwood is the place to sharpen you ski skills and learn to jump if you think you're an advanced skier. There are 100s of jumps ranging from Hollywood Hip, a rollover under lift 6 which pretty much any decent skier could hit, to Hospital, a 100 ft cliff drop that gets hit by a couple of maniacs per year on a big powder day. Most people should be able to find a few jumps of their level.
3. There is virtually zero apres-ski.
4. It's a short mountain.

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