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Skiers and riders will be able to kick off the summer like never before, as California’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort has added skiing and snowboarding to the list of its Independence Day weekend festivities.
The Kirkwood ski area’s Chairs 1 and 2 will open for skiing and riding on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chair 6 will also operate for skiing and riding, and scenic chair rides on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lift tickets will cost $32 for a full day of access, or $22 for a half-day starting at 12:30 p.m. Hiker tickets (no skis, boards, or bikes) are $10 to ride the lifts.
Those who have already purchased a 2010-11 season pass may upgrade it for $59 to include ski and ride tickets on Fourth of July weekend, as well as a full summer of mountain bike access.
Saturday will also include the Annual Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department BBQ, followed by live music from The Kingtones, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. After the performance, there will be a firework show to top off the evening!
Registration for The Avalanche Cup 2010 is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 3rd, and will open at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday for day-of registration. The race is designed for skiers and snowboarders, and will start at 9:30 a.m., on Thunder Saddle.
The cost to compete will be $32 for a full day lift ticket, and $10 for a spot in the race. Maps of Kirkwood mountain will be provided at registration for athletes and spectators.
Saturday will also include the Annual Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department BBQ, followed by live music from The Kingtones from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. After the performance, there will be a firework show to top off the evening.
For more information on summer events at Kirkwood, check out the link:
or call the Summer HQ at 209.258.7210