Lake Tahoe, Snowstorms Drop 32 to 54 Inches At Kirkwood

Kirkwood, California—While rainstorms this week brought inches of precipitation throughout Lake Tahoe, it was abundant and welcome snow at Kirkwood with 32 to 54 inches of fresh powder, guaranteeing excellent early season conditions from top to bottom.

Kirkwood received 14 to 24 inches early in the week, followed by another 18 to 30 inches in a 24-hour period from early Thursday to Friday morning. The resort opened several hundred acres of terrain Friday, served by four of its most popular chairlifts — No. 1, No. 5, No. 6 and No. 11. Base depths average 18 to 36 inches with powder and packed powder conditions. Lift ticket prices for the weekend are reduced by about 20 percent off of regular rates.

With the area’s highest base elevation at 7,800 feet, Kirkwood now has the deepest snow in the region and reinforced its reputation as home of America’s deepest snow.

“As the saying goes, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, said Kirkwood Marketing Director Tracy Miller. “The snow level hovered around 8,000 feet for all but Thursday night, resulting in great early season conditions. (Please see accompanying graph identifying the base and top elevation of the region’s top 7 resorts.)

Discounted Stay & Ski Packages start as low as $64 per person, including a lift ticket. Season Passes are on sale at in person at the resort or by calling (209) 258 7254. For complete resort information visit or call the toll-free snow report at (877) KIRKWOOD.