Kirkwood Ski Resort Near Lake Tahoe
The Kirwood ski area is famous for challenging terrain wide open bowls and incredible powder days, but Kirkwood is more than just skiing and riding.
Some mountains live in the shadow of others with wider reputations and bigger numbers. Great destinations like Brighton in Utah, Grand Targhee in Wyoming and Kirkwood, near Lake Tahoe.
These resorts make a virtue of their smaller size, getting you to the terrain you like quickly and making it easy for skiers of different abilities to stay in contact.
Kirkwood is a standout in terms of natural beauty and terrain variety, with everything from the greenest greens to hair-raising chutes and cornices.
On holiday weekends, it’s a non-stop floor show at the top of The Wall, with skiers and riders of all abilities peering over and dropping in. You can stay slopeside at Kirkwood, or drive about 40 minutes from the resort to South Lake Tahoe.
The fun doesn’t end in the spring at Kirkwood. As the astonishing snowpack quickly melts, the area reveals an amazing new world of wildflower-filled meadows, mountain lakes and winding streams, surrounded completely by isolated wilderness.
In the summer, Kirkwood is an historic and geological wonder. This Carson Pass location makes it one of the few true gateways to the beautiful High Sierra. Carson Pass is also an access point to many points of interest and hiking trails, including the Pacific Crest trail.