Kirkwood Opens top To Bottom Terrain For Halloween Weekend

Two Feet Of Fresh Powder And A Season Pass For The Best Costume!

Kirkwood, CA – Get out those costumes and head for the mountains! Mother Nature dropped another two feet of snow at Kirkwood Mountain Resort on Tuesday, enabling the resort to open two more chairs and another 600 acres of terrain for the coming weekend. Chair 6 (Cornice Express) and Chair 1 (Snowkirk) will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, bringing the total acreage open for skiing and riding to nearly 1000.

When was the last time you saw a Witch on skis? Come on out to Kirkwood this weekend and you’ll see plenty of witches, wizards, monsters, mermaids and fairies flying around the slopes! Kirkwood is giving away prizes for the best Halloween costumes – including a season pass. Judging will take place on Sunday by the ice rink on the Village Plaza from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in three age categories: 12 and under, 13 to 18 and 19 and over. The winner from each category can choose from a mystery bag full of cool Kirkwood stuff or a 2004-2005 season pass! After the lifts close at 4:00, visitors can sample some bubbling Witches Brew along with other Halloween and football drink specials at the after-party in Bub’s Sports Bar. Lift tickets are still discounted at $47 for adults (19+), $37 for young adults (13-18), $23 for seniors (65-69), $10 Super Seniors (70+) and kids (6-12). Kids 5 and under are just $6. Lift tickets and season passes can be obtained on the Village Plaza.

Visitors can take full advantage of the phenomenal conditions with a Stay and Ski Free package that starts as low as $49/person, double occupancy and includes accommodations and a lift ticket! Call Kirkwood Vacations at (800) 967-7500.

Skiers and riders from Sacramento and the Bay Area can easily access Kirkwood by scenic Highway 88. From the Bay Area, Kirkwood is an easy three-hour drive via Interstate 580, State Route 205 to Interstate 5 North, Route 4 East to Route 99 North and then the home stretch on Route 88 East.Plenty of places to stop along the way offer gas, coffee and snacks. From Sacramento, the drive is as simple as following Highway 16 to Highway 49 to Highway 88. The route passes through Amador City, Sutter Creek, and Jackson, some of the most historic mining towns in California Kirkwood Mountain Resort has received 6.5 feet of snow to date this season and has a base of 24-48 inches. Last weekend’s season opening was the earliest on record. The resort will open for daily operation on November 20th. Kirkwood Cross Country Center will also be open this weekend with 20 kilometers of groomed trails with skating and snowshoe lanes. Trail passes are $8.

Located at a base elevation of 7800 feet, Kirkwood receives an average of 42+ feet of snow every winter – more than any other South Shore resort. Unparalleled expert terrain, a top rated beginner area, no crowds and just 177 miles from San Francisco via Highway 88, Kirkwood is the ultimate winter adventure destination for your family. Log onto or call 209.258.6000 for more information.