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About Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe CenterKirkwood Cross Country's trail system is divided into three sections. The Meadow System, located on the south side of Highway 88, spans the two mile length of Kirkwood Meadow; the Caples Creek System, on the north side of Highway 88, begins at the Cross Country Center; and the Caples Creek System connects with the Schneider Trail System via "Agony" and "Ecstasy" trails. The Schneider trails are located at higher elevations, climbing to over 9,000 feet, thus affording spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding vistas and Caples Lake. These trails may also be accessed by car for those who wish to avoid "Agony" and "Ecstasy," which are both advanced trails.
Kirkwood combines outdoor adventure with environmental awareness and education. Many trails feature interpretive signs providing for a more enlightening and meaningful visit. Kirkwoodís Cross Country Center has designed a special trail, the Kiddieís Kilometer, sure to keep any childís attention.
Above all the rest, with a base elevation of 7,800 feet and 80 kilometers of machine groom trails, Kirkwood Cross Country offers the most spectacular scenery and the most exciting terrain in the west. Surrounded by wilderness, trails lead skiers to the top of the Sierra Crest. The natural alpine setting allows skiers to explore trails, which wind downhill, meander through meadows and gently traverse open bowls. The terrain and variety of skiing is unlimited.
Kirkwood Cross Country is a full service resort, offering alpine skiing as well as cross country skiing. Trackside accommodations offer easy access to the Village, Nordic trails and ski lifts. The cross country day lodge houses a retail and rental shop, the ski school, snacks and a friendly, helpful atmosphere. During breaks from skiing, guests can sip hot drinks by a wood burning stove in the cozy day lodge or warm-up in one of the many trailside warming huts
Trails Groomed? Yes Groomed for Skate Skiing? Yes Has Rental Skis? Yes Is There a Trail Fee? Yes
Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Contact InformationKirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Website
Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Tickets Prices / Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Trail FeesPrices last updated 11/11/2011.
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Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Tickets - More Info
Tuesday special: $14 trail pass
children 10 and underski Free
Children (11-12) $8
Senior Plus (70+) $12
Alpine pass holders at Kirkwood can upgrade to included a xcountry season pass for $69.00. Half day ticket pricing starts at 1:00.
Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Ski Rental Prices
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Information last updated 11/11/2011.
More About Rentals
The center features Rossignol ski, boots and poles for rental and retail. The standard waxless packages are the new innovative Evo ski. The short, Evo ski makes skiing fun, easy and it reduces the learning curve. Evo skis are available in the traditional and ski skate models. Top of the line skate skis and boots are also offered in the rental and retail department. NEW this season is a full size range of Rossignol light weigh backcountry skis and boots.
Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Mountain Stats
Cross Country Skiing Lessons at Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe CenterBegining lessons offered daily at 10;30 and 1:30
Ski skate lessons 10:30 on weekends
Ski, Skills and Tour...1:30 weekends
Dining Around Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe CenterA variety of dinning is offered in the four restaurants in Kirkwood. The historic Kirkwood Inn is adjecent to the Cross Country and snowshoe lodge.
Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center Lodging, Hotels, and CondosKirkwood Vacations offers a variety of accommodations on-mountain and in the valley-economic to luxurious hotel style to 3-bedroom and up. 1-800-967-7500
Recreation Around Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Centeralpine skiing
Directions to Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe CenterLocated at:
Kirkwood, CA 95646