PO Box 1
Kirkwood, CA 95646
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Lodging Phone: 209-258-6000
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Resort Type
Nordic / Cross Country Alpine / Skiing Sledding / Tubing Terrain Park

With a base elevation of 7,800 feet, Kirkwood is the highest starting point of any major resort in Lake Tahoe. Locals and fans say Kirkwood catches the best snowstorms streaming in to the Sierra. There are 2,300 acres for skiing and riding, 65 trails, two high speed quads and top to bottom snowmaking on four runs.


More than 100 condos within walking distance. 20,000 rooms at S. Lake Tahoe. Studios through 3-bedroom units. No camper facilities.


Ski clothing, groceries, and gift shops nearby. Ski school for ages 4-12. Clinic in village and hospital 30 miles away. Ski rental and repair available at ski area or nearby. Cross country rental and repair available at area. Cross country children's trail and lessons. Lessons offered for racing, cross country, powder, Junior. and children's programs. Children's ski lessons for ages 4-12 and snowboard lessons for ages 7-12. Child care available for children ages 2 years to 6 years.

Area Recreation

Offers fun for the entire family including hiking, mountain biking, an 18-hole golf course, disc golf, climbing wall, fishing, horseback riding, and kayaking. A rental shop with bikes, fishing equipment, kayaks, horseshoes, golf supplies, harness, and more.

Cross country, tubing hill, ice fishing, snowmobiling, swimming, and tobogganing.

Cross Country

Eighty kilometers of groomed track. Three interconnected trail system. All trails double-tracked with skating lanes. Dogs allowed on two trails. Two trailhead facilities with parking areas. Classic, skating, and telemark equipment rental. Snowshoe rental.


Kirkwood?s expanded terrain parks are a big draw. AdventureLand features gentle rollers and ski-through tunnels for youngsters. The playground includes a halfpipe, small jumps and great banked turns and rollers. And Stomping Grounds, the resort?s main park, features longer lines with great flow and a 22? Mountain Dew Superpipe.

Runs / Trailmaps

Average Snowfall: Number of Skiable Acres: Number of Runs:
600 2300 72
Elevation Base: Elevation Top: Longest Run: Vertical Feet:
7800 9800 2 2000
Longitude: Latitude:
-120.07 38.68
Beginner Runs: Intermediate Runs: Advanced Runs: Expert Runs:
15% 50% 20% 15%

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Current Conditions

Status: Open
New Snow:
Last 24 Hours 0"
Last 48 Hours 0"
Last 72 Hours 11"
Lower Elevation 16"
Upper Elevation 22"
Terrain Type:
Number of Lifts 12
Ski Lifts Open 0
% of Terrain Open 0%
Cross-Country Kilometers 0
Cross-Country Kilometers Total 0
XC Trails 0
XC Trackset 0
XC Skate Groomed 0
Terrain Features 0
Number of Tubing Lanes 2
Tubing Lanes Open 0

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