First Time Skiers and Snowboarders are Always Welcome at Kirkwood

Ever wanted to light the fire in your relationship by trying something different to get your blood pumping and work up a sweat? Now get your head out of the gutter; we’re talking skiing or snowboarding. But perhaps you were a little intimidated or weren’t sure where, and how? Maybe you always wanted to try… here’s your chance to make a memory and develop a new pastime together. Novice and newbie skiers and snowboarders are welcomed, pampered, and befriended at Kirkwood Mountain Resort where Californians have enjoyed some of the best ski conditions and America’s deepest snow for decades.

Kirkwood’s Ski School caters to all ability levels with kind, patient, and dedicated instructors who specialize in building self esteem and confidence in a safe, nurturing, and fun arena. The Meadows condominiums are just a few steps away and offer a great central location to stay and enjoy all Kirkwood has to offer. There is even a heated pool, spa, and gym for guests to enjoy after a long day on the slopes.

In addition to snowboarding and skiing, Kirkwood offers a wonderful snowshoeing experience that couples love. There they can explore trails, some of which, are designed to learn history and about the native plants and animals of the area. So while guests get physical exercise and learn a new sport, they actually sneak in some mental exercise at the very same time.

Of added interest, Kirkwood was recently rated as the most safety conscious ski resort in the Sierra.

Kirkwood offers ice skating and tubing on the weekends and an entire village consisting of numerous acclaimed restaurants and specialty shops.

Known for its micro climate of massive snowfall, Kirkwood Mountain Resort may be a little off-the-beaten path but thankfully the road getting there is a straight shot and an exceptionally beautiful drive. Another plus when visiting this all season resort, is that minimal congestion is the key on both roads and slopes, something Kirkwood is known for.

Good news for visitors is that getting to Kirkwood Mountain Resort is quicker than ever thanks to additional passing lanes on scenic Highway 88 and the new Highway 49 Bypass.

Highway 88 – an Official State Scenic Highway as well as a U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway, accented by wildlife and beautiful landscapes, makes it a great alternative to the more crowded Lake Tahoe entry points of Highway 50 and I-80.

The resort’s geographical setting in a box canyon, surrounded by 10,000-ft. mountains and national forests welcomes an annual average snowfall of 725 inches. Its snowfall legacy and reputation of uncrowded lift lines and ski runs makes a prefect combination for first timers or novices. Kirkwood is home to more than 60 trails and 2,300 ski-able acres with some of the most diverse terrain at Lake Tahoe.