Kirkwood Mountain Resort

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a ski and snowboard resort in Kirkwood, California to the south of Lake Tahoe. Kirkwood is one of the larger resorts in the Lake Tahoe region, and is well known for having one of the highest average snowfalls and a broad selection of advanced terrain. The mountain is unique in that it has 2 miles (3.2 km) of ridgeline at the top. This makes Kirkwood popular for cliff drops and cornice skiing. Kirkwood received an impressive 804 inches (20.5 m) of snow during the 2005 / 2006 ski season. Although Kirkwood defiantly has some of the best snow conditions in the Tahoe region, due in part to its high elevation compared to other resorts, the marketing staff is consistently caught exaggerating the actual daily and storm conditions.Kirkwood is approximately 33 miles (53 km) south of Stateline, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe on State Route 88 and is contained within the Eldorado National Forest. The majority of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region are on the northern end of the lake, near Truckee, California and Reno, Nevada. Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly are located on the southern side of the lake, approximately 80 miles (129 km) from Reno.