Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round mountain destination located along the Sierra Crest in the Eldorado National Forest south of Lake Tahoe in California. The terrain at Kirkwood offers skiers and riders everything from long groomed trails to expert lines and chutes. The resort receives abundant snowfall each season coupled with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The village contains ski in, ski out accommodations with adjacent shops and restaurants. The resort also plays host to other activities including cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sled tours and backcountry access.


Set in Kirkwood near Lake Tahoe, these mountainside apartments and condos are located 7.1 miles from Carson Pass, 7.9 miles from Thunder Mountain and 8.0 miles from Red Lake Peak. Kirkwood Mountain Resort's physical address is 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood, CA 95646.


  • Winter: Late November – Mid-April
  • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm, subject to change due to weather and conditions


  • Base Elevation: 7,800’
  • Peak Elevation: 9,800’
  • Vertical rise: 2,000'


  • Average Annual Snowfall: 600 inches
  • Snowmaking: 200 acres of snow making

Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)

  • 12% Beginner
  • 30% Intermediate
  • 38% Advanced
  • 20% Expert

Skiable Acres: 2,300 acres

  • Trails: 86
  • Terrain Parks: 2

Lift System

  • Total Number of Lifts: 15
  • Express Quad: 2
  • Normal Speed Quad: 1
  • Triple Chairs: 6
  • Double Chairs: 1
  • Surface Lifts: 5


Kirkwood sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year. Average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit.
  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low

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