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Kirkwood Ski Resort

Opening *
23Nov
Closing *
17Apr
* Estimated based on historical dates.
Best known forLocal-vibe mountain with arguably Lake Tahoe's most challenging terrain
Beginner runs 12%
Intermediate runs30%
Advanced runs38%
Expert runs20%
Summit elevation9,800 ft
Ski area2,300 ac

Lift Ticket Information

With so many lift tickets on offer at Kirkwood, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. We've put together a comparison of all the lift tickets based on price, resort access and ski days so you can find a lift ticket that's right for you.

Ticket type
Best value for
Resorts access
Adult rates
Days valid at Kirkwood
Available for purchase
Kirkwood Lift Ticket
Skiing 1-7 days at Kirkwood
Kirkwood
Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $97 (window)
Set days purchased for
From Dec 8, 2020
Kirkwood Pass
Skiing 6+ days at Kirkwood
Kirkwood
Season Pass starting from $619
Any days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
Epic 1-7 Day Pass
(includes insurance)
Skiing 1-7 days at multiple resorts
34 resorts including: Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar, Vail, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb and many more
1 Day Pass starting from $109
With holiday access: any 1-7 days during season
Without holiday access: any 1-7 days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
Epic Local Pass
(includes insurance)
Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts
Limited access to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar and more. Unlimited access to 26 resorts including: Keystone, Breckenridge, Crested Butte and many more.
Season Pass starting from $729
Any days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
Epic Pass
(includes insurance)
Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts
Unlimited access to 37 resorts including Kirkwood. Limited access to European and Japanese resorts.
Season Pass starting from $979
Any days during season
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Kirkwood Lift Ticket

Best value for:

Skiing 1-7 days at Kirkwood

Resorts access:

Kirkwood

Adult Rates*:

Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $97 (window)

Days valid at Kirkwood:

Set days purchased for

Available for purchase:

From Dec 8, 2020

Kirkwood Pass

Best value for:

Skiing 6+ days at Kirkwood

Resorts access:

Kirkwood

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $619

Days valid at Kirkwood:

Any days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Epic 1-7 Day Pass
(includes insurance)

Best value for:

Skiing 1-7 days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

34 resorts including: Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar, Vail, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb and many more

Adult Rates*:

1 Day Pass starting from $109

Days valid at Kirkwood:

With holiday access: any 1-7 days during season
Without holiday access: any 1-7 days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Epic Local Pass
(includes insurance)

Best value for:

Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Limited access to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar and more. Unlimited access to 26 resorts including: Keystone, Breckenridge, Crested Butte and many more.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $729

Days valid at Kirkwood:

Any days during season except blackout dates*
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Epic Pass
(includes insurance)

Best value for:

Skiing 8+ days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Unlimited access to 37 resorts including Kirkwood. Limited access to European and Japanese resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $979

Days valid at Kirkwood:

Any days during season
(Reservations required, For more information, click here)

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

*EPIC Blackout Dates: Nov 26, 2020 to Nov 27, 2020, Dec 25, 2020 to Dec 30, 2020, Jan 15, 2021 and Feb 12, 2021 to Feb 13, 2021

Challenge Level

Kirkwood is known for being a ski heaven for advanced and experts with majority of the terrain here rated as black or double blacks. Timber Creek Base Area has a learning area and some blue runs nearby but other than this there isn't much on offer for beginners and intermediates.

Things To Do

While activities here are limited compared to other resorts Kirkwood does offer:

  • Boutique Shopping
  • Dog Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tubing
  • Casinos in South Lake Tahoe

Accessibility

The drive to Kirkwood can be windy and icy depending on the weather so it is best to check the CalTrans website for road conditions before heading out. Keep in mind, parking is on a first come, first serve basis and can get full during holiday periods. To keep things hassle free, there is a ski bus from the Bay Area and Sacramento to Kirkwood. If you are flying into Reno-Tahoe, there are also car rentals and airport shuttles available.

Recommended Airport:

  • Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport 80 mi (1.5 hour drive)

When To Go

March-April are a great time to visit Kirkwood. As a less crowded resort Kirkwood is great to visit all season, outside of holiday periods including December, Martin Luther King weekend and Presiden'ts Day weekend. For great snowfall, March-April is still a great time to visit Kirkwood following their snow storms.

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