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7 of the Most Impressive Freeride Lines in Kirkwood

The foreboding cliffs that crown the ridge above Kirkwood Mountain Resort hide a vast array of impressive freeride lines.

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort is home to ski runs of all difficulty, ranging from beginner all the way up to expert. No matter what kind of skiing you're looking for, you'll be able to find it here. That said, if you're looking for a challenge, Kirkwood can definitely provide! While Kirkwood may not be as infamous for gnarly freeride lines as nearby Squaw Valley, the cliffs that crown the ridge above Kirkwood Mountain Resort, combined with Peak 9795 to the south of the resort and Thunder Mountain to the north of the resort, together offer a wide array of impressive freeride lines ranging from merely challenging, to insanely technical. Here are 7 of the most impressive.

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