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Base Elevations
7,800 ft

Summit Elevation
9,800 ft

Vertical Rise
2,000 ft

Skiable Area
2,300 acres

Trails: 87
12% beginner
30% intermediate
58% advanced/expert

Total Lifts: 15

Uphill Capacity/Hour
19,905 people

Average Snowfall
600 inches

5% of total terrain


Kirkwood Mountain Resort is one of the nation's top destination resorts. Located just 177 miles from the Bay Area along scenic Highway 88, its base elevation of 7,800-feet, assures skiers more annual snowfall than any other resort in North America. Kirkwood is recognized by winter purists and national media alike for the quality of its snow and terrain variety and is a true skier’s destination. Known for its pristine beauty and action-packed expeditions and events, winter fun includes skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and backcountry expeditions. An ideal location for weddings and corporate meetings, the Kirkwood Village includes boutique shopping, live music and dining.
Expedition: Kirkwood 
For the adventurous, thrill-seeker types, Expedition: Kirkwood (E:K) provides a level of education and training that goes beyond the classroom. Step five feet outside the classroom at Kirkwood and enter Class A avalanche terrain. Expedition: Kirkwood, rated as Men’s Journal’s top black-diamond ski school program, provides avalanche certification courses, women’s specific programs, beacon training, in-bounds and out-of-bounds private guides, CAT skiing, as well as, a three session camp series called the Discovery Series for advanced skiers and riders. E:K is also committed to the younger skiers and riders at Kirkwood running the multi-week Junior Expedition Team (JETS) and weekend All Star programs. 
Big Mountain Events
Kirkwood is famous for its big-mountain event schedule. Every season skiers and riders come from all over the world come to try themselves on Kirkwood’s unique and challenging terrain. 
2014/15 event lineup
Banzai Tour – Mar 7th & 8th 
The Rahlves' Banzai Tour is the world's premier big mountain freeski meets ski / boarder-cross event on the planet!  
IFSA Jr Regional – Mar 27th – 29th 
The mission of the IFSA is to operate as the international sanctioning body for big mountain freeskiing and freeriding. 
Legendary Banked Slalom – April 11th & 12th   
This is a spring tradition at Kirkwood. The race through Snowsnake Gully is open to all ages and fun for the entire family. 
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