Welcome to Kirkwood
World-class skiing and wonderful small-town vibes define this gorgeous mountain community
Kirkwood is globally renowned for possessing sublime terrain for every snow sport imaginable. Thus, Kirkwood is celebrated as one of the top spots in the Western Hemisphere specifically for skiing, with slopes that present glorious, unending views of the Sierra Nevadas and its surrounding, untouched, verdant countryside. This is thanks to its high elevation of 7,800 feet and acres upon acres of wild, rugged land.
Kirkwood, Tahoe’s last best place, has achieved legendary status as a premier winter haven of renowned terrain, record snowfall, scenic vistas and uncrowded slopes, as well as a vibrant summer paradise with wildflowers, pristine lakes and streams, and miles of mountain trails for hikers and bikers alike.
Living here is as much of a pleasure as arriving for a weekend on the slopes. The intimate population of this California hamlet lends itself well to a genuinely tight-knit, community-driven feel. The luxury estates in this coveted place redefine outstanding — and provide its lucky residents with the ultimate tranquility, privacy, and seclusion. Whether searching for a high-end condominium with heart-stoppingly beautiful views, a cozy single-family residence, or a sprawling, multi-million dollar legacy estate, Kirkwood will have you amply covered.
What to Love
- A magnet for professional skiers and snowboarders
- Wonderfully remote with the unsullied countryside to prove it
- Proximity to Lake Tahoe
- A relatively short drive away from the San Francisco Bay Area
- Abounding with excellent ways to relish time outside
Kirkwood is a veritable sanctuary for snow enthusiasts. Snowboarders and skiers worldwide flock to Kirkwood for its spectacular opportunities, with treks ranging from exceedingly challenging to amenable to beginners. As such, you’ll find many rugged, outdoorsy types who take full advantage of the climate: Kirkwood sees more annual snowfall than any other Lake Tahoe resort town. You’ll be won over by the kindness found in this remote, magnificent enclave, and away from the snow, you’ll find your neighbors cycling, mountain biking, and hiking.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
True, Kirkwood doesn’t have the volume of restaurants, bars, and entertainment one will find in nearby Stateline just over the California border or the same level of exquisiteness found three or so hours away in San Francisco. This is how locals like it: existing restaurants are frequented and beloved by residents and visitors, and the relative lack of commerce frees up space for Kirkwood’s natural (and prodigious) beauty.
is where the action happens. Kirkwood Inn and Salon
is one of the crown jewels of this secluded town. Situated in a cabin that dates back to 1864, the hotspot is known for its delicious American fare, cold artisan beer, and cocktails. Meanwhile, The Wall Bar & Grill
is the perfect place to indulge in an apres-ski, while Kirkwood Sunrise Grill
, located on the backside of the breathtaking mountain, is an optimal spot to fuel up before a day on the slopes.
Things to Do
The town of Kirkwood revolves not just around the extraordinary mountain but also the resort that caters to visitors and residents of the community. Kirkwood Resort
offers both aspiring and highly accomplished snowboarders and skiers unbelievable conditions.
is one of the most majestic alpine lakes you’ll come upon in the country, while the manmade Caples Lake
is a peaceful paradise for fishermen. And when you’re in the mood for a break from the high elevation (and craving live entertainment and a slightly urban atmosphere), Stateline’s casinos, like Bally's Lake Tahoe
and Harveys Lake Tahoe, are a mere 45 minutes away. You’ll also find terrific concert venues and bars abuzz with locals and visitors here.
Kirkwood boasts the most snow, and the lightest, driest powder in the region. It offers big mountain riding with a small town attitude. Our base is at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, averaging over 500 inches of snow annually. With 2,000 feet of vertical drop, and over 2,300 acres of terrain, you can take on anything from calm, groomed beginner runs to hair-raising cornices and cliffs with the most high angle grooming around.
In summertime, Kirkwood turns into a picturesque high alpine playground surrounded by national forests. Hiking, mountain biking and fishing abound. Invest in a lifestyle that is uniquely yours. Kirkwood is a place that embraces family values, and inspires traditions of the past.
Exceptional value. Exciting projects. These exclusive opportunities represent an investment to be realized for years to come. The Kirkwood community invites you and your family to join the untapped authenticity of the area.
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