SKI AREAS CALIFORNIA

KIRKWOOD


April 16, 2024
65.0" Snowpack (96% of Normal)
53° Sunny


No new snow to report today, with snowpack levels sitting at 65.0". Snowpack levels for this time of year average around 62 inches, but can be as high as 164 inches.

Weather today, sunny, with a high near 53. east northeast wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning.


Terrain Surface NA
Powder Score NA
Snowpack Percent Normal 96%
Max Recorded Snowpack 164"
Snowfall Next 24 Hours 0"
Snowfall Next 5 Days 0"

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Snowpack Depth (Past 7 Days)
Data sourced from Carson Pass

Recent Air Temperatures

Snow Forecast




5 Day Snow Forecast

Weather into tomorrow, Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West southwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.



Hourly Forecast

Seasonal Snow Comparison

Compare year over year snow water equivalency

Snowpack levels are currently 5% above average, with snowpack depth last observed at 65 inches.



Snowpack Density

Snowpack vs Snow Water Equivalent
Wet, heavy snowfall generally consists of atleast 12.5% water content or higher for every foot of snow. Lighter, drier snow might contain up to 1.0 inch of water for every foot of snow; up to 8.3% water.



Ski Area Summary

Kirkwood


Kirkwood ski resort, located in California, is known for its high elevation and extensive terrain. The resort boasts 86 runs, with the best trails being Cornice Express, Sentinel, and Zachary. An interesting fact is that Kirkwood was founded in the 1960s by an Olympic skier, and was one of the first ski resorts in the United States to allow snowboarding. For beginner skiers, a great suggestion is to take the Timber Creek Express lift to access easier runs like Lower Monte Wolfe and Conestoga. As for apres ski, The Wall Bar & Grill is a popular spot with a lively atmosphere and delicious food.


Terrain Overview

Kirkwood ski resort in California is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The resort is known for its steep terrain, deep snow, and challenging runs. Some of the key mountain aspects of Kirkwood ski resort include:

1. The Sisters: A group of three prominent peaks located near the resort, offering challenging terrain for expert skiers and snowboarders.

2. Thunder Mountain: A popular area for advanced skiers and snowboarders, featuring steep chutes, cliffs, and deep powder.

3. Red Cliffs: A series of cliffs and rock formations that provide some of the most difficult terrain at the resort.

4. The Cirque: An expansive bowl area with a mix of steep chutes, open powder fields, and tree runs, perfect for advanced and expert skiers.

5. Palisades: A collection of steep, rocky chutes and cliffs that offer some of the most challenging terrain at Kirkwood.

Overall, Kirkwood ski resort is known for its rugged mountain terrain, varied snow conditions, and challenging runs that attract advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders looking for a thrilling mountain experience.

KIRKWOOD

Nearby Ski Areas 5 day forecast
ALPINE MEADOWS SKI AREA NA
DODGE RIDGE SKI AREA NA
SUGAR BOWL RESORT NA
DONNER SKI RANCH NA
HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT NA
SIERRA AT TAHOE NA
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