(209) 258-6000

Kirkwood Ski Resort: is a bit off the beaten path, and they like it that way. With a location atop the Sierra Crest, Kirkwood gets a geographical advantage that accounts for some of the lightest and driest snow in the Lake Tahoe region. With an average annual snowfall of over 600 inches, Kirkwood Ski Resort has become synonymous with deep powder skiing and riding. With over 2,300 acres of varied terrain and a mini mountain village, Kirkwood has morphed into a pristine destination resort, or perfect escape from the crowds at Tahoe. continued below

Main Mtn Phone:209.258.6000
Snow Phone:209.258.3000
Operational Season:Nov-Mid Apr
Base Elevation:7800'
Summit Elevation:9800'
Vertical Drop:2000'
Annual Snowfall:500 in
Terrain Park(s):4
Skiable Terrain:2300 acres
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Ticket Prices:
Adult (19-64)$60-$76/Daily
Junior (13-18)$50-$66
Child (5-12)$35-$46
Child (5 & under)$8-$19
Senior (65-69)$50-$66
Senior (70+)$16-$20
Child CareYes
Adaptive SchoolYes
Repair ShopYes
Day LodgeYes
On-Site LodgingYes


Kirkwood Ski Resort is known for its extreme and backcountry terrain. Skull & crossbones warn skiers and riders to beware of the double blacks. Cliffs, chutes, and steeps abound. Expedition Kirkwood is an excellent way to get schooled in the backcountry. Beginners and intermediates needn't shy away from Kirkwood though. Using Timber Creek Day Lodge as a base, there's plenty of secluded, mild terrain. Kirkwood has been tagged, "Rare Earth", and it is. Special, unique, and incredibly beautiful, on slope and off, there's plenty to do. Grab a dog sled tour, jump on a tube, or explore the region in a snow cat tour. Rare indeed. If you're staying in South Lake Tahoe, a 25-35 minute drive, you'll find a wide range of vacation rentals to choose from, as well as Tahoe Hotels that vary from full service casino resorts, to intimate Inns and Bed and Breakfasts. South Tahoe is of course famous for its casino gaming and incredible nightlife, so before your trip be sure to check out the Lake Tahoe Events calendar.

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