Kirkwood

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “A real advanced riders heaven, but not the place to go for a lads holiday.”

Freeriding

76%

Some trees & good steep off-piste

Freestyle

70%

Terrain park, halfpipe & good natural

Pistes

68%

Some good challenging slopes

Mountain stats

Top lift:2987m
Vertical drop:609m
Bottom lift:2377m

LiftsLift count : 10 x Chairlifts   4 x Drag-lifts  

Ride area 2300 acres

Easy
15%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced
35%
Total Pistes:65
Longest Piste:2.5miles (4km)

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £52.17 Day,

Kirkwood has the reputation of being an advanced rider's mountain, as proved by their hosting of the North American Freeride Championship. In 2005 Kirkwood boasted having "The biggest snow base in the WORLD"! With an array of double-black diamond trails, good back country access gates, and the highest base elevation in the area, this resort is a 'powder hounds' dream. Although Kirkwood has some rather long, slow chair lifts, it is far less crowded than any other resort in Tahoe, leaving fresh lines to be had all day long. In addition to its amazing 'fill-ya-pants' freeriding, Kirkwood has excellent pistes and some full-on freestyle terrain. It is located a little south of Lake Tahoe, along Highways 88 and 89, and is about a half-hour drive from the resort of Heavenly.

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World Ranking

42nd

Overall in North America

  • #21 best freeride
  • #37 best freestyle
  • #42 best piste riding

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