#Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Located on all-weather Highway 88, 35 miles south of South Lake Tahoe at Carson Pass, Kirkwood is three and a half hours from San Francisco and less than two hours from Sacramento, Stockton and other parts of the Central Valley.
At 7,800 feet, Kirkwood has the highest base elevation of all Northern California ski resorts, with a 2,000-foot vertical drop and an average of 529 inches of snow each year.
The resort features 12 lifts and 2,300 acres of skiable terrain, offering beginning, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders challenging chutes, wide open bowls and panoramic views of the Sierra.
With 80 kilometers of cross-country terrain, a new skier development center, state of the art learn to ski programs, family pricing and two retail ski shops, Kirkwood offers something for all winter sports enthusiasts.
- Summit: 9,800 feet
- Base: 7,800 feet
- Vertical Drop: 2,000 feet
- Lifts: 12
- Skiable Area: 2,300 acres
- Annual Snowfall: 500 inches