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Thank you for another great day! Tomorrow could be our last day!

May 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM


Current Temp




Today's Forecast

Saturday Night Clear. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Snow Stats

Base Summit
Last 24 Hours 0" 0" Last 7 Days 0"
Last 48 Hours 0" 0" Seasonal Total Range 281-294"
Storm Total 0" 0" Base Depth 45-70"

The data for this real-time snow and weather report is obtained directly from the snow weather plots at Kirkwood Mountain Resort and the surrounding areas. Snow totals and snow accumulation are consistently 15 to 20% more than reported as a result of wind, micro squalls and snow loading. Weather patterns at Kirkwood Mountain Resort are exceedingly difficult to predict – when venturing into the mountain, be prepared for rapid, dramatic weather changes.

Surface Conditions

We are open this weekend - Sunday, May 6th! We will be opening Chairs 6,10,& 11 open from 9a - 4pm. These Chairs only access Intermediate to Advanced terrain. Great weather, sunshine & amazing spring conditions! Coop

Road Conditions: Open

Hwy. 88 via Tahoe: Open & Clear, but slick over the passes, take it slow & easy.
Hwy. 88 via Jackson: Open & Clear, but slick over the passes, take it slow & easy.

Lift Operations

Lift Status Groomed Runs
#1 SnowKirk Scheduled
#2 Caples Crest Closed
#3 Iron Horse Closed
#4 Sunrise Closed
#5 Solitude Closed Lower Zachary
#6 Cornice Express Scheduled Zachary, Olympic
#7 TC Express Closed
#9 Bunny Closed
#10 Wagon Wheel
"The Wall"
#11 The Reut Scheduled Buckboard
#14 Vista Closed
#15 Covered Wagon Closed

Lifts open from 9am-4pm.

* Lifts 12 & 13 are our Magic Carpets at Timber Creek. These are for exclusive use by the Tahoe Learning Center during lessons and not open to the public.

* Lift operation is dependent on weather conditions and snow safety and therefore subject to change at any time.

High Angle Grooming

Open Bowls


Expedition: Kirkwood

Expedition: Kirkwood is now closed for the season, see you in 12/13!

Parks & Pipes

Outlaw (Chair 5) Open
Bandit (Chair 7) Closed

Kid's Adventure Zone is closed for the season, check out Zip Tahoe for other family fun!

Timber Creek Learning Center Closed

Timber Creek is now Closed for the 2011/2012 season! We thank you all for a great season!

Mountain Village Open

We are open! Fri, Sat & Sunday May 4th, 5th & 6th!

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center Closed

The Cross Country Center is now closed for the season, thanks and we'll see you in 12/13!

Special Events & Remarks

Kirkwood Seasons passes are on sale now @! Stay Tuned to for updates or follow us on Facebook.