Kirkwood XC & Snowshoe Center

Kirkwood XC & Snowshoe Center

1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr.
Kirkwood, California 96120
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Local Phone: (209) 258-7248
E-mail: [email protected]

Bring your four-legged friend to Kirkwood XC, where dogs are allowed on the High Trail behind the Kirkwood Inn and the Outer Loop on the meadow.

Contact Kirkwood for dog pass rates. Please note that pets must be on a leash due to county and state regulations. Mutt Mitts are available in several locations around the resort - please be responsible and clean up after your pet.

Kirkwood XC is on Highway 88 at Kirkwood Mountain Resort., dog friendly, Kirkwood, Snow, Winter, Snowshoe, Dogs, Dog Friendly, Cross Country Skiing, Tahoe, Lake Tahoe

You coming? Photo Credit: @corgeouss
You coming? Photo Credit: @corgeouss
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Hey dude! Photo Credit: @nubethesamoyed
Hey dude! Photo Credit: @nubethesamoyed
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Loki at Palisades Tahoe. Photo Credit: @thatlokilife
Loki at Palisades Tahoe. Photo Credit: @thatlokilife
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Captain chillin' in Tahoe. Photo Credit: Garrett (CC)
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Tahoe Cross Country
Tahoe Cross Country - Photo: Phil King
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