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Kirkwood, CA 95646

Snow Report:
Skiable Acres:
2,300 acres
Vertical Drop:
2000 feet


At 7,800 feet, Kirkwood has the highest base elevation of all Northern California ski resorts, with a 2,000-foot vertical drop and an average of 529 inches of snow each year. The resort features 12 lifts and 2,300 acres of skiable terrain, offering beginning, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders challenging chutes, wide open bowls and panoramic views of the Sierra.

With 80 kilometers of cross-country terrain, a new skier development center, state of the art learn to ski programs, family pricing and two retail ski shops, Kirkwood offers something for all winter sports enthusiasts.

Hours + Prices


Daily: 9:00am - 4pm
Half Day: 12:30pm

November - April


Mountain Stats

Skiable Acres:
2,300 acres
Average Snowfall:
500 inches
Easiest: 15%, More Difficult: 50%, Most Difficult: 20%, Experts Only: 15%
Base Elevation:
7800 feet
Vertical Drop:
2000 feet
Lifts and Runs
Number of Lifts:
12 Lifts
Total Runs:
65 Runs

2 Surface Lifts, 1 Double Chair, 6 Triple Chairs, 1 fixed grip quad, 2 High Speed Quad

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

We are located on all-weather Highway 88, 35 miles south of South Lake Tahoe at Carson Pass. Kirkwood is three and a half hours from San Francisco and less than two hours from Sacramento, Stockton and other parts of the Central Valley.

From Sacramento:

Take Interstate 5 south to Stockton. Take Highway 88 east to Kirkwood

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