Winter Activities

Cross-Country Ski

Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center

Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center. 80km of groomed trails at 7,800 feet offer the most spectacular scenery and exciting terrain in the west.  Located 1/4 mile east of Kirkwood on Hwy 88 (next to the Kirkwood Inn) and nestled in a beautiful Alpine Valley, our diverse terrain offers excellent skiing for all abilities. Bring your four legged friend along too – dogs are allowed on two trails, the High Trail located behind the Kirkwood Inn and the Outer Loop on the meadow.

Many trails feature interpretive signs providing for a more enlightening and meaningful visit. The “Kiddy Kilometer” is sure to keep the youngest skiers engaged –  this one kilometer loop lined with life size animal cut outs and flip up signs. Sip on hot chocolate beside the wood burning stove in the day lodge or warm up in one of our three trailside warming huts, then finish the perfect day with a scrumptious meal at the historic Kirkwood Inn. Our friendly staff is always happy to share local knowledge and ski tips with you. Reach us by phone: 209.258.7248 or email:


  • 80km of machine groomed trails with skating and snowshoe lanes
  • Three interconnected trail systems – click to find out more about our trail systems
  • Two trailhead facilities with parking areas
  • Lessons in both classic and skating disciplines, private lessons and tours – lessons info
  • Standard ski, skate ski and snowshoe rentals – rental info
  • Terrain: 20% beginner, 60% intermediate, 20% advanced – XC Trail map (PDF)
  • Day tickets and season passes available – ticket & pass info
  • Accessibility: Please refer to our Accessibility Page at for Kirkwood’s ADA accessibility and service information. For cross-country ski and snowshoe access and accommodations, please call 209.258.7248 at least 48 hours in advance so that we can ensure the best experience possible upon arrival. 

Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center

1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr, Kirkwood, CA 96120

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