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Kirkwood prides itself on offering big mountain riding with a small town attitude. Because of its location atop the Sierra Crust, an effect that has come to be known as the K-Factor gives the mountain the lightest and driest snow in the Tahoe region. With over 2,300 acres of terrain and 2,000 feet of vertical drop, Kirkwood has everything from calm beginner runs to high-angle grooming. The resort is scheduled to close on April 16.