Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year round resort in Kirkwood, south of Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California, USA. Kirkwood is at 33 mi/53 km south of South Lake Tahoe, on State Route 88 and it is surrounded by El Dorado National Forest.
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In 2012 it joined forces with Alpine Meadows, offering access to 6000 ac/24.28 km², 43 lifts and over 270 trails. It attracts about 600.000 snowboarders per year. Its vertical drop is 2850 ft/868.7 m. Its top elevation is 9050 ft/2758 m and its base elevation 6200 ft/1890 m. Skiable area covers 4000 ac/16.18 km² with 177 runs.
From these runs 15% are for beginners, 35% for intermediate and 50% for advanced athletes. Longest run is Mountain Run, which is 3.2 mi/5.1 km. It has a lift system of 33 lifts and lift capacity is 49.000 passengers/hour. There are 3 terrain parks and the average snowfall is 450 in/1.143 cm.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort offers night skiing in beautiful scenery. Night skiing includes Mountain Run and the resort uses a specially made floodlight system, color corrected 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium Bulbs, which allows superior contrast and better snow vision.
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