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Kirkwood Mountain Resort Winter 2023/24 Tip Sheet

Kirkwood Mountain Resort Winter 2023/24 Tip Sheet

Where the steep and deep produces hair-raising cliff drops, and bumps and open bowls ensure your legs feel like Jell-O when lifts close – every day at Kirkwood is a chance to choose your own adventure. With 2,300 acres of terrain and over 2,000 feet of vertical, Kirkwood is truly an outdoor playground packed with thrills. The rugged terrain and prolific deep snowpack beckons shredders for steep lines they won’t soon forget. The skiing and riding in the Timber Creek base area offers an ideal place to progress your skills and enjoy perfect groomers, moderately pitched tree runs, and small gullies. Our community revels in a mountain culture that persists through a close-knit group of dedicated big mountain skiers and riders.

Family Learning Zone: Timber Creek’s secluded location, natural fall lines, kids adventure area, slow zones and dedicated chairlifts make it one of the top places to learn to ski and ride. At Timber Creek, natural “enhanced teaching terrain” in green gullies help build skills and progress those who are newer to the sport. The ideal location of Timber Creek naturally separates ability levels, as advanced skiers and riders do not use the dedicated base and sets families and learners up to quickly rent gear, sign up for classes, and be on the mountain together.

Sense of Community: When you ski or ride at Kirkwood, you’re immediately part of a close-knit community. Generations of locals have called this mountain home, taught their kids to ski and ride here, and reveled in deep winters of epic powder. If you want to know where the best lines are, just ask. Pride of place runs deep, and there is always room for new members.

Banked Slalom: Kirkwood's 29th Annual Banked Slalom is back again! Day one will be for the kids and families, while day two is for the adults. Held in Snow Snake Gully, this event is a staple for the mountain and the community – test your skills against some of the best locals and see who comes out fastest. Not participating? Make sure you’re at the finish line to cheer on your favorite racer through the bottom!

New Year’s Eve Celebration: A family-friendly staple that everyone looks forward to: we ring in the New Year with a torchlight run from the top of chair 5, a bonfire in the village, followed by fireworks. The kids love being a part of this special parade, and the adults love the chance to socialize in the Kirkwood Village while everyone excitedly waits for the fireworks show.

Your Pass, now on your phone with the new My Epic app: New this season, the My Epic app with Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is now available to download, allowing guests to use their phone as their ticket to the slopes.

Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is a hands-free option for skiers and riders to use at all 36 of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated U.S. resorts for the 2023/24 season, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons. It allows guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands free in the lift line using Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage to minimize the impact on a phone’s battery life. This season, to ensure a smooth transition, the company will continue to provide physical cards for passes and lift tickets to all guests. For guests choosing to use Mobile Pass this season, watch this video for some tips.

The My Epic app also offers a range of guest-favorite features, including interactive trail maps with GPS location tracking, and mountain and resort alerts, including operational information like grooming updates, terrain status, snow reports and conditions.

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