The Heart of the Gold Country


Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers big mountain riding with small town attitude. Tucked away about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort is out of the way but the reward is well worth the effort of finding it.

Our unique location atop the Sierra Crest combined with elevations ranging 7,800 to 9,800 feet create a little something they like to call the K-Factor – a geographical predisposition to receive the lightest, the driest, and the most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region.  With 2000 feet of vertical drop, and over 2300 acres of terrain from calm groomed beginner runs to hair raising cornices, cliffs and the most high angle grooming around, there’s something for everyone at the 'Wood.

In the summertime,Kirkwood Mountain Resort turns into a picturesque high alpine adventure playground! World class rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and fishing are all just within a stone's throw of the resort. Fields of wildflowers will take your breath away during the summer months, and the turning aspens make a beautiful backdrop during the fall months.

Top Five Things To Do: 
  1. Kirkwood Inn & Saloon
  2. Expedition Kirkwood
  3. Sorensen’s Hi Country Café
  4. Caples Lake Resort
  5. Outback Grill

Things to Do

Come enjoy the majestic and serene Carson Pass area of the High Sierra!

Expedition:Kirkwood is for the avid adventurer looking to explore Kirkwood on a more intimate level.

The Kirkwood Inn celebrated its 150th year of friendly western hospitality, and remains one of the best watering holes and eateries in the High Sierra.

The Kirkwood General Store offers a full service deli complete with breakfast options, espresso, made-to-order sandwiches, salads and pastas, fruit smoothies, ice cream and even

Located on the backside of the mountain near the base of Chair #4 (Sunrise), the Outback Grill is a quick stop for skiers who don't want to come in off the slopes.

Located at Red Cliffs lodge, there's plenty of room for the whole family to spread out and enjoy lunch indoors or outdoors.  Kick back on the Sun Deck if the weather is nice and

Sorensen's cafe serves three delicious meals a day to their lodging guests and the traveling public.