Kirkwood is for those who embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We're famous for incredible snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those who come to Kirkwood come for adventure, and it's second to none. Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country.

The Mountain


Magical, raw, expansive and remote, Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. With the deepest, driest snow around and some of North America's most diverse and challenging terrain, Kirkwood offers big mountain riding with small town attitude. It's about adventure and challenge. Discovery from exploration. Personal satisfaction, from personal challenge. At the end of the day, a uniquely rewarding experience that can only be had at a handful of places on Earth. Tucked away about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood is out of the way but the reward is well worth the effort of finding it. Our unique location atop the Sierra Crest combined with elevations ranging 7,800 to 9,800 feet create a little something we like to call the K-Factor – a geographical predisposition to receive the lightest, the driest, and the most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region.  With 2000 feet of vertical drop, and over 2300 acres of terrain from calm groomed beginner runs to hair raising cornices, cliffs and the most high angle grooming around, there’s something for everyone at the 'Wood. In the summertime, Kirkwood turns into a picturesque high alpine adventure playground! World class rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and fishing are all just within a stone's throw of the resort. Fields of wildflowers will take your breath away during the summer months, and the turning aspens make a beautiful backdrop during the fall months.

Things to Do


Kirkwood is out of the way but the reward is well worth the effort of finding it. Top things to do in Kirkwood include:

  • Expedition: Kirkwood guided backcountry tour to Thunder Bowl
  • Sunset dinner at The Wall Bar
  • Women’s two-day camp with the Expedition: Kirkwood team
  • Backcountry adventure to Emigrant
  • Dinner at The Kirkwood Inn
  • Two-day Private lessons for two
  • Lunch at Sunrise Grill
  • A day of CAT skiing with Expedition: Kirkwood
  • Sunset snowshoe tour in Kirkwood Meadow
  • Cross Country adventure up to Schneider’s Camp