Kirkwood, California—Kirkwood Mountain Resort opens for daily operations for the 05/06 winter season on Thursday, December 1st with Chair 5 in operation, offering intermediate terrain. If conditions permit, the resort will open more lifts for the weekend, offering beginner and advanced terrain as well as intermediate. Early season ticket prices are in effect until further notice; ticket price will depend on amount of terrain available.

All services will be available from the Village Plaza; including tickets, season passes, rentals, repairs and private lessons for adults and children. Kirkwood Sports will open, as well as several dining options including the Wall Bar & Grill, Monte Wolfe’s, Bub’s Sports Bar and the Kirkwood Inn.

The Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Center will begin winter operations on Saturday, December 3rd with 10K of groomed trails with skating lanes in the meadow and 25K of snowshoe trails in the Sierra Crest trail system.

Season passes are still on sale, starting at just $199 for an Adult Midweek Pass. All paid lift tickets can be turned in for full credit on a season pass; pass must be purchased the same day. Log onto www.kirkwood.com or call (209) 258-7254 for more information.

Great rates are available on early season Stay & Ski Free lodging packages; those interested can call Kirkwood Vacations at (800) 967-7500 for more information or to make a reservation.

Visit www.kirkwood.com or call 877 KIRKWOOD for more information and for the latest on snow conditions, as well as resort operations and road conditions.