Take Advantage of the Snow and hit the Slopes at Kirkwood

Dec 24, 2015

One of the best things about winter is the snow! There are so many fun activities that can be had in the snow such as skiing or snowboarding. If you love challenging yourself and hitting the most adventurous slopes around, or you are a beginner still feeling your way around, Kirkwood is one of the best ski resorts in California for you. Come out to Jackson in the winter season and check out some of the best snow around.

The Kirkwoods have a unique location that make them an excellent place for winter sports. they are located atop the Sierra Crest and have elevations between 7,800 and 9,800 making it the perfect height to get the lightest and driest snow around. In fact, Kirkwood gets some of the most snow in all of the Tahoe Region. At Kirkwood, there is over 23,000 acres of land, which means there is something for everyone. If you want to stick to the calm beginner runs or are looking for something more challenging, you will find it at Kirkwood. Kirkwood is a great place if you want to get your dose of adrenaline. This is because Kirkwood has 2000 feet of vertical drops, hair raising cornices, and more!

Average snowfall is 354 inches, base elevation is 7,800 feet and the summit elevation is 9,800 feet. At Kirkwood, there are 86 trails, which means you are sure to find just the one for you. The longest trail is 2.5 miles. There are a number of passes available for purchase. Check out all the ticket options at www.kirkwood.com.