If you love it now,
You'll Love it forever
Many first-time visitors to Kirkwood are amazed by its uncrowded slopes and short lift lines. By how much space within the community has been left to nature. By how unpretentious the whole place feels. And we often hear the question, “But this is all going to change, right?” Our reply: only for the better. Kirkwood is in a box canyon surrounded by national forest. So it will never grow into a mini-metropolis. A full 2/3 of the community has been dedicated to natural open space. So it will always feel like what it is – a classic little mountain town. And as more people come here, more ski terrain and lifts will be added, maintaining not only the short lift lines but one of the lowest skier-per-acre ratios in North America. The Mountain Village will also grow. There will be more places to shop, to dine, to spend an evening with friends. So while life in Kirkwood will still feel simple and unpretentious, it will also feel richer.