Cat Skiing Through June at Kirkwood

Kirkwood, CA – With record breaking snow through May and cooler than normal temperatures throughout the month, Kirkwood ski resort in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains has announced the launch of resort-based snowcat skiing available through the month of June. The Cat Skiing is open to intermediate and advanced skiers and must be booked in groups of 12 for a fully guided day of skiing with access to varied terrain through the resort area.

Kirkwood will offer snowcat skiing through June before reopening for lift served skiing and riding July 4th weekend. (photo: Kirkwood Resort/Rachid Dahnoun/Aurora Photos)
Kirkwood will offer snowcat skiing through June before reopening for lift served skiing and riding July 4th weekend. (photo: Kirkwood Resort/Rachid Dahnoun/Aurora Photos)

Day trips include a full safety briefing, lunch and up to eight runs of skiing and riding. The first cat trip took place this past weekend and trips are available any day throughout the month of June based on availability.

“We had an incredibly successful Memorial Day weekend with over 3,200 skiers and riders” says Dave Likins, CEO of Kirkwood Mountain Resort. “The Cat Skiing concept is like having your own private mountain and with the abundance of snow and phenomenal conditions, this was the perfect time to launch it.”

Cat Skiing costs $225 per person and reservations must be made by 1:00 p.m. at least one day in advance, based on availability and snow conditions. If you are interested in joining a group contact Coop at (530) 307-9264 or by e-mail at coop@kirkwood.com.

For those who prefer riding chairlifts Kirkwood Mountain Resort will be open again this season for skiing and riding on July 2nd and 3rd, 2011. Ticket prices will be $35 for adults and all 2011-12 season passes will be honored for that day. Other July 4th weekend events include the Annual Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department Family BBQ, Kids Carnival, Live Music in the Plaza followed by a fireworks display on Sunday, July 3rd.

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