Kirkwood is located in the El Dorado National Forest, 45 minutes from South Lake Tahoe.
There might not be lake views, but the terrain is varied. With 2,000 feet of vertical drop & 2,300 acres of terrain, the mountain has something for everyone! It’s one of our favorites because you can escape the crowds in Tahoe but still enjoy the incredible scenery and fresh snow.
Kirkwood is a paradise year-round! Guests can find mountain biking trails and nearby fishing at Silver Lake during the summertime. The resort includes two main lodges, a General Store, and a zip line course. Kirkwood is perfect for families and your dogs will love it too.
✔️ Varied skiing and boarding terrain, particularly for advanced to expert riders
✔️ The Wood has the highest ski resort snowfall in the world
✔️ Snow quality is top notch, some of the best in Tahoe due to elevation
✔️ Low key friend vibe
✔️ It is close enough to South Lake Tahoe, but far enough removed and away from civilization. As a result, Kirkwood is less crowded than the main Tahoe ski resorts, and possibly also more affordable. The slow lifts probably also keep the crowds away.