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Kirkwood Ski Resort Guide

Kirkwood, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift9,810ft
Resort Height7,808ft
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Mammoth Yosemite
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The American ski resort of Kirkwood is at an altitude of 7,808ft.


Kirkwood is part of the Lake Tahoe ski area with access to 161 miles of downhill skiing, with 84 marked pistes, served by a total of 29 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Kirkwood itself (65 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Lake Tahoe ski resorts of Boreal, Diamond Peak, Donner Ski Ranch, Heavenly, Homewood, Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl.

The ski resort itself is at 7,808ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 9,810ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Kirkwood offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Kirkwood offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Kirkwood.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Kirkwood is 2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'The Wall'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kirkwood?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Kirkwood.

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Ski Area Stats

Kirkwood Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lake Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
161 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
62 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Kirkwood Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,810ft
Lowest Trail7,808ft
Resort Altitude (Kirkwood)7,808ft
Max Vertical2,001ft

Ski Slope Aspects


Kirkwood has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kirkwood
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Kirkwood?

This ski resort is in Bonhomme, St. Louis, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kirkwood is Reno Tahoe, 88 minutes drive away.

Mammoth Yosemite airport is also within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 16,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Kirkwood open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early May (Open to end April or early May depending on conditions/dates).

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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