Kirkwood to Remain Open May 4-6

30 April 2012
Lifts to Access Intermediate and Advanced Terrain Only
South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – April 30, 2012 – Kirkwood Mountain Resort will remain open for next weekend, May 4-6, 2012, with limited intermediate and advanced terrain only. The resort will operate Chairs #6, Cornice Express, #10, Wagon Wheel, and #11, The Reut, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. No determination has been made for beyond May 6.
“There is still enough snow at Kirkwood to allow us to stay open an additional weekend for our valued guests,” said Casey Blann, Kirkwood general manager. “You can’t beat the gorgeous weather we have had in Tahoe the last two weekends, and the spring skiing for next weekend looks to be just as good, or even better.”
2012-13 Season Passes on Sale
Vail Resorts recently announced the best value in 2012-13 season passes, including the new Tahoe Local Pass that provides access to more than 10,000 total skiable acres between Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, marking the most combined terrain on a single season pass in Tahoe. Priced at $419, Tahoe Local pass holders receive seven-day-per-week access the three best resorts in the Tahoe region for $80 less than last year’s comparable Epic Local Pass. For details on all pass options, visit
Buy Now for Chance to Win 50 Nights Free Lodging
Lock in your season pass early, before May 13, 2012, and be entered into the 50 Nights of Free Lodging Sweepstakes. In celebration of Vail Mountain’s 50th anniversary, Vail Resorts is offering its most loyal season passholders an opportunity to win 50 free nights of lodging for the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Resorts. Valued at nearly $40,000 worth of lodging, skiers and snowboarders can live like a local and make 2012-13 an epic year with 50 nights of free lodging for the ski season. Blackout dates between Christmas and New Year’s apply. Lodging includes a standard hotel room in Vail and/or Beaver Creek, and up to a 2-bedroom condo at Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood Resorts. Visit for more details.
About Kirkwood
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is one of the nation's top destination resorts. Located just 177 miles from the Bay Area along scenic Highway 88, its base elevation of 7,800-feet, assures skiers more annual snowfall than any other resort in North America. Kirkwood is recognized by winter purists and national media alike for the quality of its snow and terrain variety and is a true skier’s destination. Known for its pristine beauty and action-packed expeditions and events, winter fun includes skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sled dog tours, and backcountry expeditions. An ideal location for weddings and corporate meetings, the Kirkwood Village includes boutique shopping, live music and dining. For more information about Kirkwood Mountain Resort, visit or call 209.258.6000.


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