Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center

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Kirkwood, CA  US
Contact Info / Directions
(209) 258-7248 / 800-kirkwood
KM of TRAILS 80/km
Trail Fee? Yes
Ski Rental? Yes

More About Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center

About

Kirkwood Cross Country's trail system is divided into three sections. The Meadow System, located on the south side of Highway 88, spans the two mile length of Kirkwood Meadow; the Caples Creek System, on the north side of Highway 88, begins at the Cross Country Center; and the Caples Creek System connects with the Schneider Trail System via "Agony" and "Ecstasy" trails. The Schneider trails are located at higher elevations, climbing to over 9,000 feet, thus affording spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding vistas and Caples Lake. These trails may also be accessed by car for those who wish to avoid "Agony" and "Ecstasy," which are both advanced trails.

Kirkwood combines outdoor adventure with environmental awareness and education. Many trails feature interpretive signs providing for a more enlightening and meaningful visit. Kirkwoodís Cross Country Center has designed a special trail, the Kiddieís Kilometer, sure to keep any childís attention.

Above all the rest, with a base elevation of 7,800 feet and 80 kilometers of machine groom trails, Kirkwood Cross Country offers the most spectacular scenery and the most exciting terrain in the west. Surrounded by wilderness, trails lead skiers to the top of the Sierra Crest. The natural alpine setting allows skiers to explore trails, which wind downhill, meander through meadows and gently traverse open bowls. The terrain and variety of skiing is unlimited.

Kirkwood Cross Country is a full service resort, offering alpine skiing as well as cross country skiing. Trackside accommodations offer easy access to the Village, Nordic trails and ski lifts. The cross country day lodge houses a retail and rental shop, the ski school, snacks and a friendly, helpful atmosphere. During breaks from skiing, guests can sip hot drinks by a wood burning stove in the cozy day lodge or warm-up in one of the many trailside warming huts

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Trail Fees

Prices last updated 11/11/2011.
Weekend Weekday
Half Day Full Day Half Day Full Day
Adult 18.00 22.00 18.00 22.00
Senior 15.00 17.00 15.00 17.00
Junior 15.00 17.00 15.00 17.00

Tickets - More Info
Tuesday special: $14 trail pass
children 10 and underski Free
Children (11-12) $8
Senior Plus (70+) $12
Alpine pass holders at Kirkwood can upgrade to included a xcountry season pass for $69.00. Half day ticket pricing starts at 1:00.

Ski Rental Prices

Skis Snowshoes
Adult - Standard Package 22.00 18.00
Junior - Standard Package 22.00 18.00
Senior - Standard Package 22.00 18.00

Information last updated 11/11/2011.

More About Rentals
The center features Rossignol ski, boots and poles for rental and retail. The standard waxless packages are the new innovative Evo ski. The short, Evo ski makes skiing fun, easy and it reduces the learning curve. Evo skis are available in the traditional and ski skate models. Top of the line skate skis and boots are also offered in the rental and retail department. NEW this season is a full size range of Rossignol light weigh backcountry skis and boots.

Mountain Stats

Mountain Terrain Season/Hours
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating Yes
Has Rental Skis Yes
Trail Fee? Yes
Summit 365,023 Ft / 111,259 M
Base -401,579 Ft / -122,401 M
Vertical -657,436 Ft / -200,386 M
km of Trails 80/km
Acres -620,820 Ac / -251,246 Hc
Annual Snow 200" / 508cm
Snowmaking 0%
20%
60%
20%
Season:
From 12/5/2011 to 4/25/2012
Sunday: 9-5
Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5
Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5
Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 9-5
Mountain
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating Yes
Has Rental Skis Yes
Trail Fee? Yes
Summit 365,023 Ft / 111,259 M
Base -401,579 Ft / -122,401 M
Vertical -657,436 Ft / -200,386 M
km of Trails 80/km
Acres -620,820 Ac / -251,246 Hc
Annual Snow 200" / 508cm
Snowmaking 0%
Terrain
20%
60%
20%
Season/Hours
Season:
From 12/5/2011 to 4/25/2012
Sunday: 9-5
Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5
Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5
Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 9-5

Ski Lessons

Begining lessons offered daily at 10;30 and 1:30
Ski skate lessons 10:30 on weekends
Ski, Skills and Tour...1:30 weekends

Dining

A variety of dinning is offered in the four restaurants in Kirkwood. The historic Kirkwood Inn is adjecent to the Cross Country and snowshoe lodge.

Lodging, Hotels, and Condos

Kirkwood Vacations offers a variety of accommodations on-mountain and in the valley-economic to luxurious hotel style to 3-bedroom and up. 1-800-967-7500

Other Recreation Nearby

alpine skiing
tubing

Directions to Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center

Located at:
Highway 88
Kirkwood, CA 95646

Map of Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center