What does the future hold for Kirkwood?

Map of Kirkwood

Vail Resorts added Kirkwood Resorts to their skiing empire earlier this year. Kirkwood has obviously been struggling for a while now, and this could open a world of possibilities for Kirkwood.

The resort was increasingly looking out of date, and yet lots of territory was inaccessible via from Kirkwood’s existing lists. With an influx of new money from Colorado, what might the future hold? Will Kirkwood build new lifts? And if so, where will they go?

I received a map of Kirkwood’s Mountain Master Development Plan a few months ago, and it contains some clues. In it are two very exciting proposals: A new lift halfway up the backside, to the top of Thimble Peak and a new lift to the top of Red Cliffs.

That’s some seriously awesome new terrain that today is only available to those willing to hike. Have a look at the Kirkwood Development Plan yourself!

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