Get Active With Winter Camping in Gold Country
Don’t get fooled by the milder temps. There’s lots of snow for your enjoyment near Gold Country. Stay at our cabins near Kirkwood and Iron Mountain Sno-Park and tackle the very best snow-covered trails and slopes around. Here are two great ski and outdoor winter fun options well worth your time:
Kirkwood Ski Resort
Kirkwood Mountain Resort or the “Woods” offers skiers tons of snow due to its elevation of 7,800 feet, and the summit is 9,800 feet with 2,000 feet of vertical drop! It also boasts short lift lines and a unique, lift-accessed, out-of-bounds experience. The ski and snow boarding season goes from November 1 until the end of May.
Kirkwood has a reputation as a ski destination for advanced to expert level skiers and snow boarders which is why, perhaps counterintuitively, the ski resort flies under the radar as a skier’s destination. You won’t experience any crowds, just lots of fun, snow-covered terrain! Located just one hour from Gold Country Campground, at 1377 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, in Kirkwood, which means that you won’t have to go far to shred the gnar!
Iron Mountain Sno-Park
Iron Mountain Sno-Park, in Amador County, is located off of Highway 88 on the Mormon-Emigrant Trail Road 51 miles east of Jackson, and approximately 45 minutes from Gold Country Campground. You’ll enjoy well-groomed snow mobile and cross country-skiing trails, and dog sledding and snowshoeing are also very popular, too!
Unlike Kirkwood, here you’ll need a Sno-Park permit, which are parking permits and are available online or at nearby vendors. They’re only $5 per day or $25 for a season pass. At times the weather conditions become too harsh and lead to road closures. You’ll want to call ahead: 1-800-427-7623
Winter Camping at Gold Country Campground offers an amazing experience: close proximity to downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. With our great cabins near Kirkwood you are guaranteed to love Winter Camping in Gold Country.