08 May 2013

Kirkwood to Host Annual Near Death Experience Bike Camp, June 6-9

Riding 129 miles and climbing 15,000-plus feet all in one day demands a rigorous training schedule and Kirkwood’s annual “Near Death Experience” bike camp can give riders the inside edge they need to complete such a challenging task. The annual Near Death Experience will take place at Kirkwood Mountain Resort from June 6-9, 2013. Entering its 15th year, the Near Death Experience is the premier training camp for riders preparing for the Death Ride, the grueling 129-mile bike tour of the California Alps on July 13, 2013. Kirkwood’s Near Death Experience Bike Camp is designed to take riders to the next level, providing them with the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to prepare them for an improved cycling and event experience.
12 March 2013

Lake Tahoe’s Only True Three-Mountain Season Pass Accessing the Best of Tahoe Resorts On Sale Now

With access to more than 10,270 skiable acres at three premier mountain resorts—Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort—Lake Tahoe’s only true three-mountain season passes provide season-long access to the most diverse and quality experience Lake Tahoe has to offer.Starting today,Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders can lock in the lowest guaranteed price on a season pass for the 2013-2014 winter season (www.bestoftahoe.com) for as little as $389. Vail Resorts is selling its popular ski and snowboard season passes beginning March 12, offering the best value and the most resort access that the ski industry has to offer on one season pass. 
30 January 2013

Kirkwood Launches New Hike-to EpicMix Reader

Kirkwood Mountain Resort has installed the company’s first solar-powered radio frequency (RF) reader to enhance the guest’s experience with EpicMix, Vail Resorts’ proprietary online and mobile application that rewards users for challenges completed, lifts ridden, and days and vertical feet skied. The reader takes advantage of Kirkwood’s legendary hike-to, inbounds terrain, and is located in the Covered Wagon area of the resort, along the southeastern-most boundary on the backside.

28 January 2013

Kirkwood to Host First Stop of Rahlves' Banzai Tour

On Feb. 1-3, 2013, big mountain freeride action meets ski and boarder-cross strategy in a mad-dash race for cash, as Kirkwood Mountain Resort hosts the first stop on the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, presented by Bank of the West. Taking place at four Lake Tahoe, CA resorts, it’s head–to-head action, four at a time, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. This is the ultimate test of ski and riding skills.
28 January 2013

Kirkwood Launches Backcountry Programs

With over 260 inches of snow for the season allowing the resort to build the cat road to access out-of-bounds terrain, Kirkwood Mountain Resort has launched their signature Expedition:Kirkwood Cat Tours. E:K Cat Tours take advanced skiers and riders on an adventure to hunt down fresh turns with a focus on backcountry education and safety.
19 November 2012

Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood to Open Additional Terrain for Holiday

With up to 30-inches of new snow accumulating over the weekend and cold temperatures allowing the largest snowmaking systems on the West Coast to continue operation, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are evaluating conditions and plan to open additional terrain heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
12 November 2012

Kirkwood to Open Early for the 2012-13 Ski and Ride Season

Powerful early-season storms combined with the area’s largest and most advanced snowmaking operations have allowed Vail Resorts’ Lake Tahoe mountains – Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort – to open early with 111 acres, Tahoe’s most terrain and finest surface conditions, all on one season pass.
 
Heavenly and Northstar had originally planned to open on November 16 with Kirkwood following on November 21.
 
Instead, Heavenly and Northstar will open on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, with a combined seven lifts and eight trails, totaling 51 acres. On Friday, November 16, Kirkwood will open one lift and five trails, accessing another 40 acres and Heavenly will open Dipper Express, giving access to mile-long Orion’s, adding another 20 acres, weather and conditions permitting. All told, by Friday, the three resorts plan to be open with nine lifts, 14 trails and 111 acres, by far the most accessed by one pass at Lake Tahoe.
12 November 2012

HEAVENLY, NORTHSTAR AND KIRKWOOD OPEN EARLY FOR THE 2012-13 SKI AND SNOWBOARD SEASON WITH MOST TERRAIN AT LAKE TAHOE

Powerful early-season storms combined with the area’s largest and most advanced snowmaking operations have allowed Vail Resorts’ Lake Tahoe mountains – Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort – to open early with 111 acres, Tahoe’s most terrain and finest surface conditions, all on one season pass.
23 October 2012

Heavenly, Kirkwood Receive 14"-24" of New Snow in Last 48 Hours

The first major snow storm swept through the Sierra this week, dumping 14-18 inches of new snow at Heavenly Mountain Resortand 17-24 inches at Kirkwood Mountain Resortsince Sunday night. Additional snowfall is expected through Thursday.
04 October 2012

Through Ongoing Investments in Resort Properties, Vail Resorts' Lake Tahoe Mountains Changing the Game for Skiers and Snowboarders

The mountain experience at Lake Tahoe has been re-imagined. It has been reborn thanks to significant on-mountain investment over the past decade. It includes a cultural movement that embraces the skier or snowboarder and takes their experience to the next level. A technological revolution that has turned how we share our vacations completely on its head. And a new way to access the mountains that is bringing the best Lake Tahoe has to offer into one affordable package.
 
It’s happening at Vail Resorts’ Tahoe properties – Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.