The skiing resort of Kirkwood gets much more annual snowfall than any of the other resorts in Lake Tahoe. With over 600 inches of snow falling every year skiers and boarders visiting the region should expect sufficient powder riding and skiing for their personal enjoyment. With snowfall like this it’s not hard to see why the resort was ranked in the top 10 of the nation by ski magazine in 2009.
Kirkwood Resort facts and Statistics
The first thing you will notice about the Kirkwood resort is that it is huge; it has a top elevation of 9800 feet and 2300 acres of skiable area. There are 65 trails in total located within the resort suitable for skiers and riders of all skiing levels although only fifteen percent of the resorts trail are tailored for beginners. The longest run found at the resort is a quite impressive 2.5 miles and access to the slopes is gained by single and double chair lifts or one of the three surface lifts.
Kirkwood Resort Amenities
The resort has a total of four different terrain parks as well as a fantastic learning center where visitors can take skiing and snow board lessons. There are 2 fully stocked equipment rental shops where you can rent everything that you will need to get started such as skis, poles, jackets, boards and snow shoes. The restaurants of the resort are actually located on the mountain and offer some fantastic views of the slopes while you enjoy a bite to eat or a warm drink.
If you are visiting the resort and have younger children then you will be pleased to know there is childcare available for children aged 2 to 6 years. Take to the slopes while your children enjoy their own fun filled activities with trained staff.