Mountain Information

Everything you need to know to about Kirkwood and its distinctive features.

Kirkwood Deep

With 2,000 feet of vertical drop and over 2,300 acres of terrain ranging from calm, groomed, beginner runs to hair-raising cornices and cliffs, there’s something for everyone at "the Wood."

Push your boundaries across our beloved peaks. Explore them all on the Trail Map

Kirkwood Peaks

Push your boundaries across our beloved peaks. Explore them all on the Trail Map

Covered Wagon - 9,545ft

Accessible from Chair 4 on the Backside. Backcountry access thru a U.S.F.S. gate.

Thimble Peak - 9,805ft

Kirkwood's tallest peak. The iconic Cirque provides steep pitches and expert terrain.

The Sisters - 9,400ft

Notorious chutes and legendary cliff drops. Be prepared to go big out here.

Glove Rock - 9,360ft

Perfect for any expert looking for a steep descent or speedy traverse to powder fields.

Martin Point - 9,249ft

Furthest from the village yet most rewarding. Backcountry access via a U.S.F.S gate.


Mountain Statistics

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Highest Elevation

9,800 ft
(2,897 m)

Base Elevation

7,800 ft
(2,377 m)

Skiable Terrain

2,300 Acres



Average Snowfall

354 inches
(899 cm)



Beginner Terrain


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Expert Terrain


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