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Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Ski Resort is one of the nationís top year-round family destination lifestyle resorts. With a short 177 miles from the Bay Area along scenic Highway 88, it is a haven for local San Francisco ski bums to come out for long weekends and holidays. So where is Kirkwood? It is in just 35 miles from South Tahoe in the city of Kirkwood CA 95646 a short about 30-45 minute drive. (closer than driving to North Tahoe!) Tucked away, it has a base elevation of 7,800-feet which means it is higher than any other Tahoe ski area, and therefore gets more snow.

The resort is recognized by winter purists and national media alike for the quality of its snow and terrain variety. Known for its pristine beauty and action-packed expeditions and events, winter fun includes skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sled dog tours, and backcountry expeditions. Kirkwood was voted one of the top ten places to learn to ski by USA Today, and it’s no wonder.  They offer unique programs such as Expedition: Kirkwood which are educational as well as fun. And Kirkwood has teamed up with Burton Snowboards, to offer a Burton Learn to Ride Center where kids can work up to fun in the three kid friendly terrain parks before moving on to big park and half pipe. If you want to make South Lake Tahoe hotel reservations or would rather stay in South Lake Tahoe rentals such as a rental cabin, home or condo, we can help and you'll be near the action.
15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced, 15% expert make up the lift and run access. The mountain starts at 7800 ft. elevation and rises to 9800 ft. making it the highest of the Tahoe mountains with some of the best conditions, and the reason so many Northern California locals hang out here. On regular snow years, the resort is open from mid-November to May. Kirkwood continues to add new features keeping the terrain parks new and fresh each season.

At the base is the Kirkwood Village which includes boutique shopping, live music and dining.


Kirkwood Si Resort
Kirkwood is a mighty power skiers paradise.

Expedition: Kirkwood

This is a unique program that allows individuals and groups to design their own Expedition Adventure on the Kirkwood Mountain. Whether it is a private guided tour, powder cat tour, backcountry awareness, woman's only clinic or something more along the lines of private ski or snowboard programs, Expedition Kirkwood is a new and different way to enjoy the outdoors. Call (209) 258-7360 to fond out more about your personal expedition.

Kirkwood Cross Country Ski Center

Above all the rest, with a base elevation of 7,800 feet and 80 kilometers of machine groomed trails, Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center offers the most spectacular scenery and the most exciting terrain in the west.

Nestled in a beautiful Alpine Valley, our diverse terrain provides excellent skiing for all abilities. You will climb to ridge tops, glide along the base of impressive lava cliffs and roll along creeks through picturesque meadows. It's the spectacular scenery that lingers in your mind after skiing at Kirkwood Cross Country. We allow dogs on two trails, the High Trail located behind the Kirkwood Inn and the Inner Loop on the meadow.

During breaks from skiing, you can sip hot drinks by a wood burning stove in the cozy day lodge or warm-up in one of the many trail side warming huts.

Sometimes Kirkwood Discount lift Tickets are available. If you're going to ski and play at Kirkwood, you might want to make your Tahoe rental home reservations in the city for the most amount of nightlife.

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