Kirkwood Parking & Resort Transportation Guide

Getting Here & Parking


Update as of March 1, 2024:

We are committed to addressing challenges with traffic/road congestion and parking – as such, we are making some changes to our parking approach at Kirkwood for winter 2024/25, which will include required reservations on weekends and peak periods for all lots with a mix of free, paid, and free carpool (4+) elements. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.


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Parking at Kirkwood

It’s important to keep in mind parking is available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be guaranteed. Parking regularly reaches full capacity during holidays and fresh snow conditions, please plan accordingly.

For specific location information regarding the below parking locations, reference our Parking Map. Parking at the Main Village or VIP Village lots is paid parking and no overnight camping is permitted in any lot.

Parking Map


Village Parking Lots
  • Village Paid
  • VIP Paid Parking Lot
  • Red Cliffs Parking Lot
  • Tennis Court Lot


Timber Creek Parking Lots
  • Timber Creek - Chair 7 lots
  • Timber Creek - Shop Lot
  • Ski & Ride School Lot
  • Timber Creek - Chair 9 lot


Parking for Lodging Guests

Please refer to your reservation details or check in at the Kirkwood Lodging office. See map for location.


Resort Shuttle

Our resort shuttle offers convenient transportation through the Kirkwood Base Area and utilizes the following stops. See map for locations.

  • Red Cliffs Lot Shuttle Stop
  • Red Cliffs/East Meadows Shuttle Stop
  • Cornice Shuttle Stop-West Bound
  • Village Stop-East Bound
  • Timber Creek Shuttle Stop

California Highway Updates

Check in with our outstanding partners at Caltrans for the most recent updates on road conditions. You can also visit their quick map link if twitter isn't really your thing. 

CALTRANS Twitter QuickMap

Car Rentals

Reno International Airport and South Lake Tahoe offer car rentals from Hertz for your convenience.  Hertz offers a great selection of vehicles to accommodate a variety of group sizes, with specially equipped vehicles for winter driving in Tahoe.  For more information on special Kirkwood guest rates on Hertz rental cars, call 800.967.7500