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Kirkwood Resort Guide

The Kirkwood resort guide summary is: Kirkwood has 14 lifts within its 930 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 610m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 72 trail at Kirkwood.


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Kirkwood Resort Guide

The Kirkwood resort guide summary is: Kirkwood has 14 lifts within its 930 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 610m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 72 trail at Kirkwood.

Vertical:

Top: 2987m
Arrow
610m
Bot: 2377m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

72
15%
50%
35%

Hectares of Ski:

930
Snowmaking: 6%

Kirkwood Lifts:

  • drag lift icon4
  • ski lift icon10
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 14
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Visiting Kirkwood

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Kirkwood.

  • Season opens
    28 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    25 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    5 | 5
  • Nearest Airport
    Reno
  • Nearest Train Station
    Truckee
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +1209258600

Kirkwood Features

The terrain at Kirkwood includes:

  • Halfpipes
    1
  • Terrain Parks
    2
  • X-Country
    80.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Kirkwood resort?

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.


Explore Kirkwood Location Map

Interactive Kirkwood trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Kirkwood?

MarchAverage: 3.4 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Kirkwood is week 1 of March. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week with 64cm of snowfall. Check out the Kirkwood Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Kirkwood

Overall: 3.4 Based on 2 votes and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.5
  • Scenery 4.0
  • Apres-Ski 3.0
  • Vote

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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