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Kirkwood offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Skiers who are looking for the challenge of steep chutes, powder-filled open bowls and numerous runs with varying terrain call Kirkwood their home. With 12 lifts, a 2,000 foot vertical descent and over 68 runs to choose from, Kirkwood offers the best of what skiers of all ability levels look for in a ski resort. The 2,300 acres of skiable terrain is 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced and 15% expert. The longest run is 2.5 miles.

The base elevation of the mountain is 7,800 feet — the highest of — the highest of any major Lake Tahoe resorts. This means that Kirkwood receives the best each snow storm has to offer. For the past four consecutive seasons Kirkwood has seen snow depths greater than any other resort in North America. During the 1998-99 season, the midmountain snowfall was 591 inches. It is not unusual for the snow base to reach depths of 20 feet at the bottom of the mountain and 35 feet at the top elevation of 9,800 feet. In addition, Kirkwood has the snowmaking capability for top-to-bottom coverage on four runs here.

P.O. Box 1

Kirkwood, CA 95646

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Scenic Highway 88 provides hassle-free travel to Kirkwood from the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley and Lake Tahoe, as well as Reno and the Carson Valley.

You’ll find the lack of traffic on Highway 88 makes it an excellent alternative to the more congested Highway 50 and Interstate 80 when traveling to and from the Lake Tahoe area.

If you would like more specific directions to Kirkwood, feel free to call us at (209) 258-6000.

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