Magical, raw, expansive and remote, Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. With the deepest, driest snow around and some of North America’s most diverse and challenging terrain, Kirkwood offers big mountain riding with small town attitude. Tucked away about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood is out of the way but the reward is well worth the effort of finding it. Kirkwood’s unique location atop the Sierra Crest combined with elevations ranging 7,800 to 9,800 feet create a geographical predisposition to receive the lightest, the driest, and the most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region. With 2,000 feet of vertical drop, and over 2,300 acres of terrain from calm groomed beginner runs to hair raising cornices, cliffs and the most high angle grooming around, there’s something for everyone at the ‘Wood.



  • Trail Classification

  • Beginner: 15%
  • Intermediate: 50%
  • Advanced: 35%
  • Skiable Acres: 2,300
  • Trails: 81+
  • Lifts: 15
  • Elevation

  • Base 7,800′
  • Summit 9,800′
  • Snow

  • Average Snowfall: 600″ inches


Kirkwood Ski Resort, of Vail Resorts, takes nothing for granted, least of all its breathtaking natural terrain or its Epic culture and community. Kirkwood rededicates itself time and again to Vail Resorts’ core endeavors: to pioneer new technology and policies for energy efficiency, to engage guests and employees in volunteerism, and to proactively influence their environs and surrounding communities. Along with Vail Resorts across the country, Kirkwood proclaims its EpicPromise this fall to go even bigger with their environmental and community endeavors.  Every year Kirkwood takes a day to deploy an army of employees and citizens into various initiatives that nurture the national forests, serve local schools and parks, and create a spirit of cohesion and community. Kirkwood also encourages its employees become EpicVolunteers in approved charities of their choices; because not everyone can afford to miss work, Kirkwood sponsors forty hours of each employee’s volunteer time in order to create a trickle down effect of generosity. Kirkwood treasures its mountains and people, and invests in a collective, sustainable future for all of us.

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  • 2019/2020 Tahoe50 Perks

  • Transferable Direct – to-lift pass
  • No black out dates
  • Dedicated Tahoe50 Resort Liaison