Kirkwood: Snow Report and Mountain Info

Current Weather

43°
Expected Snow:
0"

Today

Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Tonight

Overcast with a chance of rain, then snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 23F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% .

Mountain Info

Snow Phone
(209) 258-6000
Skiable Acres
2,300
Vertical Drop
2,000 feet
Base Elevation
7,800 feet
Nearest City
Kirkwood, CA

About Kirkwood

Renowned for its lack of crowds, deep dumps and challenging terrain, Kirkwood is one of California’s best spots to shred. It’s slightly off the beaten path, 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe. That’s not to say getting there is a pain, however, as it’s only a 90-minute drive via US 395 and Route 88 West from Reno International Airport. Kirkwood has been known to receive three to four feet of snow in a 24 hour period. While in those extreme cases there’s almost too much snow to venture outside, those massive dumps are an indicator of what makes Kirkwood appealing.

The unique volcanic rock formations around Kirkwood yield an assortment of drops, natural takeoffs, cheese wedges and the like. For those who enjoy a healthy dose of airtime, there’s plenty to be had on the slopes of Kirkwood. Case in point, Kirkwood has been the home to a stop of the Freeride World Tour for a number of years. While the event is held on a permanently closed part of the mountain called The Cirque, the ridges leading up to this area offer the same steep pitches as the closed portion. The mountain is essentially one giant ridge line that patrollers work from lookers right to left on big snow days. This creates staggered openings of its infamous steep zones (Jim’s, The Fingers, The Wall, Eagle Bowl, Thunder Saddle), resulting in fresh lines all day long.

On-Hill Tip: On pow days, Olympic is a good fall line warm up off chair 6. Follow that with some hucks off Jim’s and Rodent (not on the trail map) and you’ll be fired up to send some lines through the Fingers. — Josh Daiek

Off-Hill Tip: After a long day of hard charging you will surely be thirsty, so peel off your ski shoes and head to Bub’s for some beers with your homies. — JoshDaiek

Forecast

59° / 32° Chance of Rain
Expected Snow:
0"

Thursday

Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Thursday Night

Overcast with a chance of rain, then snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 23F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% .

41° / 23° Snow
Expected Snow:
2"

Friday

Overcast with snow and rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

Friday Night

Overcast with snow showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 23F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80%.

41° / 27° Partly Cloudy
Expected Snow:
0"

Saturday

Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 41F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

46° / 25° Chance Rain
Expected Snow:
0"

Sunday

Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then clear with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Sunday Night

Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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