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.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Skiing in Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe, California USA
As a result of that, part of ski resort is in California and another part is in Nevada. Heavenly can be deceptive for novice skiers. Terrain, hidden beyond Gunbarrel on the California side is easygoing. At least three rides on the California side, require to get to Nevada first.
The best cruising on the mountain is made on the high speed Dipper and Cornet lifts. Experts can pound the moguls of East Face in the neighborhood of Gunbarrel. Average snowfall is at 360 in/914.4 cm and Skiable Acreage is at 4800 ac/19.42 km². Vertical drop is at 3500 ft/1067 m.
Ski terrain is 20% beginner, 45% intermediate and 35% advanced. Number of runs is 97 and number of lifts is 29. Ski season lasts from mid-November to April.