Member Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member? sign-up now!

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.

Resort Finder
Resort Finder
All Resorts

25 Top Spots: #14 Kirkwood, CA

25 Top Spots: #14 Kirkwood, CA

By Helen Olsson
posted: 10/22/2002

A vast clamshell of jagged volcanic rock, Kirkwood's front side has steeps, cliffs, and cirques all within an easy traverse off the Cornice Express quad. Even so, the mountain has an M.C. Escher complexity with glades, undulating ridge lines, and rock bands. On the back side, ride the Wave, a gigantic rolling cornice.

The Vitals

Top Elevation: 9,800 feet
Vertical Drop: 2,000 feet
Snowfall: 466 inches (8,526')
Skiable Acres: 2,300
Phone: 877-547-5966

From the Cornice chair, cut below the traverse line, over the top of Olympic to the narrow entrance of Chamoix, a 33-degree hourglass slot with a rock in the middle.

Kirkwood is higher and farther west than most Tahoe resorts, so it snags the stuffing out of storms. They call it the K factor.

The closest thing to disco at Kirkwood is the video dancing machine at Bub's sports bar.

reviews of 25 Top Spots: #14 Kirkwood, CA
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • No HTML tags allowed

More information about formatting options

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.
All submitted comments are subject to the license terms set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use