Winter Events at Kirkwood

The Rahlves’ Banzai tour has more momentum than ever going into its 6th season. Top skiers and snowboarders from North America will line up against Lake Tahoe area athletes laying it on the line to defend home turf and a cash purse at each event. Points are earned at all events and added up to crown male and female ski and snowboard Overall Banzai Champions for an additional payout. This is where big mountain freeride meets ski / boarder-cross action! The RBT takes place on one of Kirkwood’s most iconic runs “The Wall” and it's head-to-head action 4 athletes at a time, top-to-bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. This is the ultimate test of ski and riding skills. Open entry for 18 years old and up. Come take part in the fun and find out what you are made of.

What’s New at Kirkwood

Expedition: Kirkwood Discovery Series. This NEW series is designed to take intermediates and expert skiers/riders to the next level. Expedition: Kirkwood recognizes it takes perseverance, dedication and hard work to get to amp up to next level. So, we have created the Discovery Series which combines the unique terrain Kirkwood has to offer with top coaches to give you a one of a kind series. Whether you want to hone your skills in the steeps, navigate the signature chutes of Kirkwood, explore the top of our cornices & bowls, or push your own limits in our Ladies Only clinic, we have a series for you.

On Mountain Dining at Kirkwood

Home cooked meals for over 150 years. Take a step back in time at the historic Kirkwood Inn on Highway 88, just east of Kirkwood Meadows Drive. Built in 1864 by Zachary Kirkwood, the Inn retains its original character with its rustic log cabin design. The Inn features Western cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a full service bar.

Ski School Programs at Kirkwood

The Ski & Ride School at Kirkwood is specifically developed to create the best learning experience possible. Although Kirkwood is known for having some of the best advanced and expert terrain in the region, what many don’t know is that our beginner and intermediate trails are some of the best learning terrain in the country. And a great mountain like Kirkwood breeds great instructors as well. Not only do they ski and ride here, but many of our instructors return year after year and provide specific information and instruction directly related to your experience level.

Kirkwood Cross Country

Eighty kilometers of groomed trails at 7,800 feet offer the most spectacular scenery and exciting terrain in the West. Located 1/4 mile east of Kirkwood on Hwy 88 (next to the Kirkwood Inn) and nestled in a beautiful alpine valley, our diverse terrain offers excellent skiing and snowshoeing...

Top Ten Things to Do at Kirkwood

1) Expedition: Kirkwood guided backcountry tour to Thunder Bowl, 2) Sunset Dinner at The Wall Bar 3) Women’s Two day camp with the Expedition: Kirkwood team4) Backcountry adventure to Emigrant...

Expedition: Kirkwood

Expedition: Kirkwood is for the adventurer looking to explore Kirkwood on a more intimate level. Our unique terrain offers lift access to backcountry opportunities within our resort boundaries providing the perfect backdrop for our range of specialty clinics...