Kirkwood: Snow Report and Mountain Info

Current Weather

56°
Expected Snow:
0"

Today

Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 34F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

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

64° / 34° Partly Cloudy
Expected Snow:
0"

Thursday

Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 34F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

61° / 34° Chance of a Thunderstorm
Expected Snow:
0"

Friday

Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

63° / 30° Partly Cloudy
Expected Snow:
0"

Saturday

Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 30F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

61° / 34° Partly Cloudy
Expected Snow:
0"

Sunday

Overcast in the morning, then clear. High of 61F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Overcast. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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