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Thanks for a great day! More sunshine on tap for tomorrow!

January 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM


Current Temp




Today's Forecast

Updated @1600 HIGHLIGHTS:Sunny, with a mid to high 40's for Tuesday.

Short-Term Weather Outlook

Updated @1600 Weather Discussion: Strong high pressure aloft is building offshore today and it will expand inland while continuing to strengthen though midweek keeping California warmer than normal & dry. Record daytime highs will be possible for many regions tomorrow, Wednesday & Thursday. A weak system will "tickle" at the ridge this weekend and then another through the middle of next week.

Snow Stats

Base Summit
Last 24 Hours 0" 0" Last 7 Days 4"
Last 48 Hours 3" 4" Seasonal Total Range 60-83.5"
Storm Total 3" 4" Base Depth 21"

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

Skier & Rider pack, Machine groomed

Road Conditions: Open

Hwy. 88 via Tahoe: Updated as of 1600: Reported by Cal Trans: No Controls at this time, Always Carry chains & drive safe.
Hwy. 88 via Jackson: Updated as of 1600: Reported by Cal Trans: No Controls at this time, Always Carry chains & drive safe.

Lift Operations

Lift Status Groomed Runs
#1 SnowKirk Scheduled
#2 Caples Crest Closed
#3 Iron Horse Closed
#4 Sunrise Closed
#5 Solitude Scheduled
#6 Cornice Express Scheduled
#7 TC Express Closed
#9 Bunny Closed
#10 Wagon Wheel
"The Wall"
#11 The Reut Scheduled
#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

AIARE Level 1 Course Students will develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, understand basic decision making while in the field, and learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person. COST: Camp only $315 DATES: January 14th, 15th, 16th

Parks & Pipes

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

Timber Creek Learning Center Closed

Ski and Ride School operations have relocated to The Village. At this time, all Ski & Ride School operations will be offered out of The Village Base Area. We’ll continue to provide you with top-to-bottom skiing and riding, including Lake Tahoe’s only black-diamond terrain. We have temporarily suspended all lessons for ages 3 - 4.

Mountain Village Open

Kirkwood Mountain Sports Retail - 8:30am - 4:30pm (M-F) 8:00am- 5:00pm Sat/Sun Kirkwood Mountain Sports Village Rentals - 8:30am - 4:30pm Kirkwood Mountain Sports Demo Center - Saturday & Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm Expedition Kirkwood/Ski and Ride School - 8am - 4:30pm Village Demo - 8:30am - 4:30pm The Edge Tuning Center 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday The Edge Tuning Center - 8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday Village Ticket Office - 8:00am. - 4:30pm K-Bar - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monte Wolfes - 8:00am - 4:30pm Off the Wall Bar - Friday, Saturday - 11:00am - 9:00pm Off the Wall Bar - Sunday - Thursday - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center Open

Our winter events calendar is up online @ Full Moon tours, lessons, rentals and more.. We have 8 kilometers of groomed trails for skiing and 8 kilometers of snowshoe trails. The trails have excellent coverage.The $12 trail pass is good for all 16 kilometers of trails. The $24 rental fee allows you to exchange ski gear for snowshoes to enjoy both sports .

Special Events & Remarks

Come explore the High Sierra on snowshoes under the light of the moon on one of our Full Moon Snowshoe Treks. This hike is open to all ability and fitness levels and is a great way to experience the stunning landscape surrounding Kirkwood. Call the Cross Country center at 209-258-7248 for more information or to make a reservation. Next Full Moon tour February 8th - Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Cost: $25 + $5 for rentals