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Kirkwood Details including Cat skiing & Pricing

Poll Results: Cat Skiing Sign-up

  • 60% (3)
    Martin Point $200.00 (Upper Advanced/Expert)
  • 40% (2)
    Red Cliffs $150.00 (Advanced)
5 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 


Kirkwood will be offering "group pricing' for people needing daily tickets for our day on Saturday.

Kids (13-18) $43.00

Adults (19-64) $58.00

Seniors (65-69) $36.00

We will be able to buy them that day.  Kirkwood will also have special parking and a reception room for us to use. Coop and the boys are really going out of the way to make EpicSki feel at home.



Kirkwood will be offering 30% off of lodging for the weekend too! So for those who want to venture down from the north part of the lake after skiing on Thursday (or Friday after skiing Heavenly) and get a room for Friday and Saturday, this is a killer deal. Use EPIC as a code when booking HERE



Kirkwood brings you Powder Cat Tours - Tahoe's only resort based cat skiing operation!  Our Powder Cat Tours operate in two areas: Martin Point and Red Cliffs.  Expedition Guides and Patrollers lead groups to the freshest turns on these four run sessions.  Avalanche beacons, probes and backpacks are provided, however, guests are encouraged to bring own gear if they have it.  Open to advanced to expert skiers and riders.

Powder Cat Tours operate when conditions permit as determined by guides and ski patrol; cat holds ten guests.  Tours book out quickly, so guests are encouraged to make advance reservations.  Groups of eight or more can reserve private cat trip seven days a week - advance reservations required.

Our advice: keep an eye on the long range weather forecast and book accordingly!

Cost: Martin Point $200 (more advanced terrain) Red Cliffs $150

The above price is plus a ticket. So if you have an Tahoe 6-pack you are not paying twice.


Please post in the poll for the catskiing and I will get the information regarding payment.


post #2 of 3

Can we get some more description of Martin Point vs. Red Cliffs?  Or more specifically, what are the most challenging terrain aspects for Martin Point?  Steep chutes or 10+ foot cliffs?

post #3 of 3

Martin Point is a well known backcountry line that uses the northeast facing slopes on the eastern flank of Kirkwood.  It was common to reach this by taking the Cornice #6 chair and hiking north to the summit then skiing towards Hwy 88, east of Silver Lake.  While there are rock outcroppings and some chutes, the area is really a 30 degree bowl with trees.  Needless to say, the hikers were not all that thrilled when Kirkwood expanded this into their CAT skiing permitted use area.




I don't know what terrain the Cats are skiing at Red Cliffs.  The area we know as Red Cliffs is behind the Power House and Red Cliffs lodge.  It can hold some good powder stashes right after a storm, but it has a serious western exposure that gets sun-hammered quickly.  A CAT might get you in higher than what you normally do traversing and climbing, but if this is the area I think then Martin Point would be better.


Edit 2/22/12:  Needless to say, Tahoe snow conditions are not going to allow Cat excursions.  Consider this idea cancelled this year.


Edited by Cirquerider - 2/22/12 at 10:56pm
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