Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort

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Kirkwood is known for its huge snowfalls, challenging slopes, and friendly people. At elevations ranging from 7,800 to 9,800 feet, the resort offers 2000 feet of vertical drop over 2300 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain. Kirkwood's slopes match the skills of beginners to experts. They have 14 lifts to serve their guests, along with a half pipe and two terrain parks.

Hours of Lift Operations: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kirkwood Lift Tickets -Online Prices Shown Here for 2016 - 2017

Online tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance.

Online Tickets

Tickets purchased at the ticket windows may be slightly higher.

Ticket Window Locations

  • Season Pass Office in the Village Plaza
  • Village Plaza Ticket Kiosk
  • Timber Creek Ticket Office
  • Red Cliffs Ticket Office

Kirkwood offers tickets to ski 2 out of 3 days or 3 out of 5 days at considerable discounts.

Note: Kirkwood ticket prices vary based on the date. Use their online ticket sales to find the best prices. Prices shown below are samples showing a range for different dates through the season. Expect slightly higher prices if you purchase your tickets at the resort on the day of use.

Single Day Lift Tickets - Online Purchase

Age   Full Day   Full Day - Holiday Season

Prices subject to change.
Adult 19-64 $83-$86 $86-$91
Teen 13-18 $75-$77 $77-$82
Child 5-12 $61-$62 $62-$67
Senior 65+ $75-$77 $77-$82

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Kirkwood Equipment Rentals

All of Kirkwood's rental equipment is through rentskis.com. Arrange your rentals online and pick them up at any of several convenient locations in Kirkwood: Kirkwood Village or Timber Creek.


Kirkwood Online Equipment Rentals with rentskis.com


Equipment Package Ski/Board Only
Prices shown are online prices for non-holidays.
Holiday and walk-up prices may be slightly higher.
Sport Ski or Board $48.80 $36.00
Performance Skis $52.80 $40.00
Junior Ski or Board $32.80 $21.60
Demo Skis or Boards $62.40 $49.60

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Kirkwood Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Kirkwood's Tahoe Learning Center is located at Timber Creek (on your right before you reach the main ski area). Signing up for lessons online in advance is recommended to ensure your place in the class and expedite registration.
(209) 258-7754

Children's Lessons - 2016-17 Season

Helmets Required

Children ages 12 and under must wear a winter sport protective helmet when participating in Kirkwood's ski school. Helmets are included with group ski and snowboard lessons.

Mini Rippers (ski) and Mini Groms (board) (3-4 years old): provide introductions to the sports for young learners. Participants become familiar with the equipment and develop their skills while having fun. Full day 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Half day 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
Full Day Lesson Only Price: starting at $163
Half Day Lesson Only Price: starting at $117

Mt Explorer (ski) and Groms (board) (5-12 years old): program helps skiers and boarders learn and develop skills. Full day 10:30 AM to 3:45 PM, Half Day for Mt Explorers is 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM or 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM, for Groms is 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM.
Full Day Lesson Only Price: starting at $135
Half Day Lesson Only Price: starting at $90

All Star Ski Lessons (ages 6-13): Three hour clinics for expert skiers. 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
3 Hour Lesson Only Price: starting at $85


Adult Lessons - Ages 13 and Older

Kirkwood's Tahoe Learning Center is located at Timber Creek (on your right before you reach the main ski area). Signing up for lessons online in advance is recommended to ensure your place in the class, and expedite registration.
(209) 258-7754

Adult Ski and Board Group Lessons - Ages 13 + for 2016-17 Season

Group Lessons
Lessons available for 1st Timers, Beginners, Intermediates, and Experts:
Morning Lessons 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Afternoon Lessons 1:30 to 4:00 PM

First Time Ski or Board Lessons

AM or PM Half Day Lesson Only: starting at $72

Beginner or Intermediate Ski or Board Lessons

AM or PM Half Day Lesson Only: starting at $82

Expert Ski or Board Lessons

Expert Skiers - PM Half Day Lesson Only: starting at $85
Expert Boarders - AM Half Day Lesson Only: starting at $85

Kirkwood also offers private lessons and lessons designated for women.

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Kirkwood Mountain Facilities and Services

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Restaurants and Bars at the Mountain Village

The Wall Bar and Restaurant: Fine dining at the Mountain Village, Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Lunch and Dinner (dinner reservations required) Reservations: (209) 258-7365
Monte Wolfe's Mountain Kitchen: Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Pastries, hot breakfast entrees, sandwiches, burgers, and more.
Thunder Saddle Bar: Located in Monte Wolfe, views of the terrain, drinks and food.
Mountain Burger and BBQ: Located on the village plaza, open weekends and holidays.
Extreme Links: Located in the village Plaza, open daily. Draft beer, hot dogs, etc.
K-Bar: Located on Chair 6 side of the village. Outdoor umbrella bar with beer, wine, snacks, sandwiches. (209) 258.7359

Restaurants and Bars at Other Kirkwood Locations

Snowshoe Thompsons: Located at Timber Creek, breakfast and lunch. Pastries, coffee, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pizza and a full-service bar.
The Cornice Grill: Located across from the Cornice Express Lift, 8 beers on tap, casual menu options great for whole family. (209) 258.7225
General Store Deli: Located at Red Cliffs. Breakfast choices, espresso, sandwiches, salads, smoothies and more. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Red Cliff's Cafeteria: Family dining, enjoy lunch indoors or out, Sun Deck.
Sunrise Grill: (aka the Outback Mountain Grill) Located on the backside of the mountain near the base of Chairlift 4. Burgers, snacks, chicken, beverages.

Stores, Shops, and Services

General Store: Grocery, deli, and post office. Open daily, Monday -Thursday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 7:30 Am - 6:30 PM, Sunday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM. (Hours subject to change.)
The Edge Repair Shop: Located in the Mountain Village. Ski and snowboard repairs and tuning. Overnight tuning available.
Kirkwood Mountain Sports: Two locations - The Village and Timber Creek. Ski and sports equipment. Open daily, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (Hours subject to change.)
Seasonal Lockers, Lost and Found, RV Parking
WiFi at Red Cliffs Lodge, The Lodge at Kirkwood, and Snowshoe Thompsons at Timber Creek

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