Kirkwood Mountain Resort has an average annual snowfall of 472 inches of snow. The vertical drop is 2000 feet. Kirkwood has a rather unique 2 mile long ridge running across the summit sporting cliff drops and cornices. There are 2300 skiable acres with 65 trails. The runs are 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced and 15% expert. Fourteen lifts service Kirkwood Mountain. The longest run is 2.5 miles.
The two terrain parks will thrill everyone with their varied terrain and boxes, rails, jibs and more. Cross country skiing
, snow tubing, snowmobiling and ice skating are popular activities at the resort.
Kirkwood is a relatively small resort and most of the people that were there when I was on holiday were avid skiers and snowboarders
. There were very few running the beginner trails.
There was a large snowfall the night before our arrival. The Wall was incredible because of it. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. At Kirkwood, everyone seemed to be all about the run as opposed to many resorts where it's all about the parties later in the evening.
This resort is probably best for the true skiers and not so much for the people that prefer to talk about skiing.
Stay and ski at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the Sierras. You'll experience everything that a great ski resort offers and then some. Childcare, fine dining and lodging are all available. There is also ski rentals, lessons and shops. Everybody in the whole family will enjoy this mountain. Kirkwood is also known as the mountain that gets the most snow making fresh powder the norm rather than the wish.