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Kirkwood is located south of Heavenly and offers Lake Tahoe’s most challenging skiing arguably. Kirkwood has the highest base elevation and boasts the deepest, driest snow on its double black diamond terrain. Experts crave Kirkwood's serious steep and deep including the legendary “Wall.” But Kirkwood has lower mountain terrain to satisfy families on their 931 ha. A modest base lodge and friendly local crowd are different than more ski resort-esque Heavenly, Squaw and Alpine and Northstar around Lake Tahoe. Kirkwood is now a sister resort to Vail and part of the Vail's Epic Pass, so you can combine a Lake Tahoe trip with other Vail Resorts, Heavenly and Northstar. There is no slopeside lodging at Kirkwood, so make it a day trip while staying in South Shore Lake Tahoe and ski the 931 ha ski area.
|beginner||12 %||42 %|
|intermediate||30 %||39 %|
|advanced||38 %||3 %|
|expert||20 %||16 %|
|child lift ticket||$82 USD ($124 AUD)||$40 USD ($61 AUD)|
|adult lift ticket||$112 USD ($170 AUD)||$99 USD ($150 AUD)|
|value for money|
|average total snowfall||803cm||135cm|