Summer Events & Activites

Summer Events & Activites

Summer At Kirkwood...

When the snow melts and the wildflowers start to bloom... you'll find a whole new variety of high alpine activities at Kirkwood!  Our lift accessed Mountain Bike Park opens up for weekends, as well as our Ropes Challenge Course and Zip Tahoe Canopy Tours.  You'll also find the Kirkwood Disc Golf Course, fly fishing and rock climbing clinics and spectacular trails that wind through the National Forest Lands that surround the resort.  Stay tuned for more information on our summer activites as the winter season begins to wind down.

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Summer Passes

Already purchased your winter pass? You can add on a Summer Mountain Bike pass for a discounted rate. Beginning July 4th weekend, Kirkwood will turn  lifts 1 & 2 every weekend for access to over 20 trails, plus Chair 6 for scenic rides on select weekends.  The Summer Mountain Bike pass pays itself of in just 4 visits! 


                Mountain Bike Season Passes 2012*

   Regular w/ Winter Pass
Adult               $99     $69
Junior $69  $39 
Child $59 $29

 *Prices subject to change without notice.

Summer Activities

Mountain Biking

The Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park is accessible via Chairlifts 1 and 2 on weekends from July 2nd thru September 4th (trail conditions permitting).  The network of roads and single track lead you through spectacular terrain high in the Sierra.  Advanced riders looking for a challenging cross country ride should check out the Sentinels Trail, intermediate riders should try the Robey Wolfe trail.

You can purchase your Mountain Bike Pass Here or call 209.258.7277 for further information.

Already purchased you 12/13 Winter Season Pass? Click here to purchase your discounted Summer Mountain Bike Pass. You must have an active 12/13 Winter Season Pass to pick up this discounted Summer pass.

Zip Tahoe 

Zip Tahoe and Kirkwood bring you Tahoe’s first canopy/zipline tour!  The canopy tour brings a whole new element of adventure to Kirkwood, whizzing you between the trees at speeds of up to 30 mph 90 feet above the resort! In addition to their signature tour, Zip Tahoe offer moonlight and custom tours. Reservations are required.

Go to or call 209.258.7330 for reservations and further information.

Ropes Course and Climbing Wall

Open weekends from July 1st thru September 5th, Kirkwood's Ropes Course & Climbing Wall includes a collection of high and low elements.  Fun for all ages, this facility provides an excellent opportunity for team and relationship building with family and peers. Open Saturdays from 10am - 4pm; Sundays 10am - 3pm.

Hiking & Scenic Chair Rides

Take advantage of world class hiking and breath-taking views from the network of trails accessed by our chairlifts. Lifts operate weekends from July 1st thru September 5th. Visit the Summer HQ for hiking guides and trail recommendations then visit the General Store to stock up on essentials for your day

Disc Golf

Praised by locals and visitors alike as one of the West Coast’s most challenging courses. Play at “DiscWood” is free—simply pick up a scorecard from the General Store, then enjoy an afternoon exploring the mountainside above the Timber Creek base area. Discs and other essentials may be purchased from the General Store.

Summer Events

Summer events include bike training camps, the Annual Wildflower Festival, the Kirkwood Mountain Bike Festival, The Thin Air Chili Cookoff and more!  

Stay tuned to our events calendar» as we approach summer 2012.

Group Events, Retreats and Weddings

Kirkwood Mountain Weddings: Kirkwood's natural, undistrubed setting provides an idyllic location for your mountain wedding.  From lift accessed ceremonies to on-site lodging, sumptuous banquets and of course, an abundance of recreational opportunities, Kirkwood ensures your event will be truly unique..... Find out more about Kirkwood Weddings here»

Group Events: Let Kirkwood be the setting for your next group event. Kirkwood operates year round and can offered tailored solutions for your groups needs.  Contact us for group rates on lift tickets, rentals, lodging and more.

Corporate Retreats: Kirkwood’s rugged beauty & surrounding wilderness makes a great backdrop for any corporate retreat.  We can customize your event to include lodging, conference room bookings, team building excursions, plus a range of other activities!

To begin planning your group event, corporate retreat or Kirkwood wedding, contact Shannon Proper at 209.258.7406 or sproper [at] kirkwood [dot] com