Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Overview

Kirkwood Mountain may be the hidden gem of the entire Lake Tahoe region in Northern California. Kirkwood prides itself on its big mountain skiing and snowboarding but with small town attitude. Kirkwood has some of the best terrain in the Sierra Nevada and with over 600” of annual snowfall, there is rarely a bad snow day on the mountain. Kirkwood’s terrain spans 2,300 acres of cliffs, chutes, cornices and glades, as well as a variety of beginner and intermediate options to choose from. Although remotely located, Kirkwood still has on-mountain lodging and dining options and wonderful guest services for visiting skiers and snowboarders.

Altitude

  • 2987m
    Summit
  • 610m
    Vertical Drop
  • 2377m
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • 12
    Total

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Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    12%

  • Intermediate Runs

    30%

  • Advanced Runs

    38%

  • Expert Runs

    20%

  • Runs

    85

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Longest Run

    4 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    931 ha

  • Snow Making

    81 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season06/12/202012/04/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    200
  • Projected Days Open
    128
  • Years Open
    48
  • Average Snowfall
    899cm

Gallery: Kirkwood

Kirkwood Reviews

Irene
19th March 20204
Kirkwood is the place where my kids fell in love with skiing. If you're a beginner and large remodeled food courts are...Full review
Jared Klebanow
25th February 20205
Kirkwood is my favorite mountain in Tahoe. If you’re looking to just ski/board this is the spot. Squaw is great too but...Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation