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Encyclopedia > Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Location: Kirkwood, California
Nearest city: South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Top elevation: 9,800 feet (2,987 meters)
Base elevation: 7,800 feet (2,377 meters)
Skiable area: 2,300 (930 hectares)
Runs: 65
Longest run: 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Lift system: 12 lifts (2 high speed quads, 1 fixed quad, 6 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 2 surface lifts)
Terrain parks: 3
Snow fall: 500 in (1270 cm)
Web page: Official Site

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a ski and snowboard resort in Kirkwood, California to the south of Lake Tahoe. Kirkwood is one of the larger resorts in the Lake Tahoe region, and is well known for having one of the highest average snowfalls and a broad selection of advanced terrain. Kirkwood received an impressive 804 inches (2042 cm) of snow during the 2005 / 2006 ski season. Kirkwood is approximately 33 miles (53 km) south of Stateline, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe on California State Route 88 and is contained within the Eldorado National Forest. Kirkwood is a census-designated place located in Alpine County, California. ... South Lake Tahoe is a city located in El Dorado County, California. ... Stateline is a census-designated place (unincorporated town) located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... Deep powder skiing Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest This article is about snow skiing. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder trail entry Snowboarding is a boardsport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet. ... Kirkwood is a census-designated place located in Alpine County, California. ... Tahoe redirects here. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stateline is a census-designated place (unincorporated town) located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... South Lake Tahoe is a city located in El Dorado County, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 SJ 0. ... Map of Eldorado National Forest Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. ...


The majority of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region are on the northern end of the lake, near Truckee, California and Reno, Nevada. Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly are located on the southern side of the lake, approximately 80 miles (129 km) from Reno. It is common for visitors to ski amongst these 3 resorts when staying in Southern Lake Tahoe and not venture to the northern lake resorts (Squaw Valley, Northstar at Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, etc.). A cabin in Truckee. ... City nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World Founded May 13, 1868 County Washoe County Mayor Bob Cashell Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 179. ... Heavenly Mountain Resort is a ski resort located on the California-Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe. ... For other places with the same name, see Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe from Squaw Valley The Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, is one of the largest and most high-concept ski areas in the United States, and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. ... Northstar-at-Tahoe is a year-round resort situated near the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, approximately 200 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


For most of it's history, Kirkwood was not a 'destination' ski resort, and did not have a large selection of accommodations for customers to stay multiple days. Within the last several years, multiple condominium and time-share projects have been completed which have greatly increased the amount of housing at the resort.


The Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation (Kirkwood Ski Team), can be seen training on most days at Kirkwood. KSEF offers numerous programs for any age/ability. The Mighty Mite and Star teams are for ages 5-12 and do mostly freeskiing every weekend, but also introducing the athletes to different drills and skiing techniques that can be useful for a future in ski racing. Kirkwood is the name of some places in the United States of America: Kirkwood, Illinois Kirkwood, Missouri Kirkwood, New Jersey Kirkwood, New York Kirkwood, Pennsylvania Kirkwood, California Kirkwood (Atlanta), Georgia Camp Kirkwood is a Christian camp & conference center in Wilmington, OH In other countries: Kirkwood, Eastern Cape is a town...


In the summer months, Kirkwood is a popular destination for mountain biking and hiking. Well known mountain biking trails such as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride are nearby. Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ...


External links

  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort official web site
  • Eldorado National Forest
  • Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation

 
 

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