You Want Space…
Come here for that elbow room you crave. Rare private land and national forest bordering real wilderness. Come here to get away to one of the largest but least-populated counties in California. Arrive on one of the most scenic and traffic-free roads in the state and find thousands of acres waiting to give you what you want, so you can do what you want. It’s a frantic world out there — this is your sanctuary.
A Place with Character…
In the summer of 1860, Zachary Kirkwood entered the High Sierra into a world of cool alpine lakes, colorful meadows and towering cliffs. Staking his claim in the valley beneath a beautiful horseshoe-shaped mountain, for decades he stayed as host to cattlemen and weary travelers seeking shelter from the elements. The hospitality remains, the legend lives on and Kirkwood is the namesake.
Zachary’s legacy in this era is yet another group of pioneers, upholding the valley’s tradition. It’s what you might expect-friendly, outgoing, adventurous hosts still working diligently to join comfort with excitement for uniquely spirited guests.
A Place for Beauty…
Experience the raw, majestic beauty of the High Sierra — vast bowls and snowfields surrounded by volcanic cliffs and granite ledges. Pristine meadows basking in the sun under crystal blue skies. Mile-long ridge tops decorated with immense cornices, cresting like frozen waves over the deepest sea of powder snow found in North America. A backdrop unmatched.
A PLACE FOR LIFE…
- 72+ Runs, 15 Lifts: Operating 9am to 4pm, Lodge Open 7:30am to 7pm
- Lifts: 2 High Speed Quads, 2 Magic Carpets1 Fixed Grip Quad, 6 Triple Chairs, 1 Double Chair & 3 Surface Lifts
- 3 Terrain Parks offering rollers, bank turns, hits, jumps, tables, spines and handrails
- SuperPark – Located on Flying Carpet under Chair 2, the SuperPark rules the High Sierra with the biggest and most technical freestyle terrain around. A Superpark pass is required, available at the Mountain Village Ticket Office.
- Terrain Garden – Located on Chair 7 at the Timber Creek Lodge, the Terrain Garden will allow users to enjoy mellow jumps, rollers and banked turns…the perfect place to learn to jump!
- Free Air Terrain Park – Located on Race Course next to Chair 5, the “Free Air” Terrain Park is designed and built with the freestyle skier and rider in mind and offers features, big to small, for all abilities.
- 2,300 Skiable acres/930 hectares
- Top Elevation: 9,800 feet/2,987 meters
- Base Elevation: 7,800 feet/2,377 meters
- Vertical Rise: 2,000 feet/609 meters
- Longest Run: 2½ miles
- Terrain: 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced, 15% expert
- Annual Average Snowfall: 600 inches per year
- Snowmaking: Top to bottom coverage on four runs
- Facilities & Resort Services: Two Day Lodges, Six Bars & Restaurants, Two Cafeterias, Three Ski Shops, Gift Shop, Snowboard Center, Children’s Center, Day Care Center, Family Play Area, Post Office, General Store, Three Rental Shops, Performance Center/Repair Shop, Ski Shuttle, Service Center, Medical Clinic, Seven Conference Rooms, Cross Country Skiing Facilities, Real Estate Offices, Sharp Shooters Photography, Sleigh Rides.
- Non Ski Activities
- Snowshoeing, Sleigh Rides, Slide Mountain Tube Park, Dog Sled Rides, The Mountain Club Spa, Massage Services, Yoga, Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing, Grover Hot Springs and Golf.
- Non Ski Activities
- Lodging: At Kirkwood, it is possible to have the best of both worlds. On one side of the door, the crisp air and rugged wilderness of the High Sierra await, on the other, all the comforts of home. Kirkwood Vacations rents privately owned ski-in/ski-out and slopeside condominiums, all located just steps away from lifts, cross country skiing, and all of the village amenities. Each condominium is unique. All, except hotel-style units, feature a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, color TV, VCR and/or DVD and telephone. Vacation specialists are happy to customize packages for you. Reservations may be made by calling (800) 967-7500.
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