Adult Programs

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Adult Programs

Whether you're new to the sport or looking to build new skills, our instructors are here to help you have an amazing experience.  Kirkwood boasts world class learning terrain, from mellow groomed runs to steeper adventures we have terrain for every lesson.

Our programs are very popular and reservations are highly recommended. 

 

Learn To Ski

  • A.M. Lesson: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
  • P.M. Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Registration cuts off promptly half an hour before lesson start time. Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson start time mid week and 2 hours prior to lesson start time on weekends and holidays. 

Advance reservations are highly recommended. You can also book by calling 209.258.7754


Level 2-6 Ski

Once you have the basics down, fine tune your skills in our level 2-6 classes.  Level 2-4 lessons are for beginners who are comfortable on green runs and looking to improve their turns and progress to intermediate terrain. Level 5-6 lessons are for intermediate skiers who are comfortable in the fall line and want to get more proficient matching their skis. These lessons will give you the techniques to get you to the next level.

  • A.M. Lesson: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
  • P.M. Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Registration cuts off promptly half an hour before lesson start time. Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson start time mid week and 2 hours prior to lesson start time on weekends and holidays. 

Advance reservations are highly recommended.


Learn to Ride

Our qualified instructors will guide you through your first day of snowboarding.  Your session will cover how to use your equipment, getting on and off the lift without falling, executing different turn shapes, controlling speed and stopping where and when you want.

  • A.M. Lesson: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
  • P.M. Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Registration cuts off promptly half an hour before lesson start time. Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson start time mid week and 2 hours prior to lesson start time on weekends and holidays.   

Advance reservations are highly recommended. 


2-6 Snowboard Lessons

For those who already know how to ride, this is the package for you. Our Level 2-4 Lessons are for comfortable beginners (Green Circles) looking to link turns consistently, explore new terrain and progress to our intermediate chair. Our Level 5-6 Lessons are for intermediate (Blue Squares) riders who are comfortable in the fall line and want to get more dynamic and move onto the next level. Our Level 5-6 Lesson Packages explore the gullies and trees off chair 7 while introducing the pipe and park as well as riding switch and working on carving.

  • A.M. Lesson: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
  • P.M. Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Registration cuts off promptly half an hour before lesson start time. Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson start time mid week and 2 hours prior to lesson start time on weekends and holidays.

 


expedition kirkwood logoDiscovery Series

This NEW series is designed to take intermediates and expert skiers/riders to the next level.  At this level Expedition: Kirkwood recognizes it takes perseverance, dedication and hard work to get to the next level.  

So, we have created 3 session series combining the unique terrain Kirkwood has to offer with the top coaches to give you a one of a kind series.   Whether you want to hone your skills in the steeps, navigate the signature chutes of Kirkwood, explore off the top of Kirkwood’s cornices & bowls or just ski/ride around with the ladies we have a series for you.

Sign up for an entire series or combine sessions within different series’ to discover the most progression in your skiing/riding you have ever witnessed.  

Please arrive 30 minutes before your lesson is scheduled to begin. 

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Prices

Group Lessons Ski and Ride

   Price
Learn to Ski 
Learn to Ride 
Women's  Learn to Ride 
$TBD
Ski level 2 - 6 (Adult) 
Board level 2 - 6 (Adult)
 $TBD
Group Lesson Only   $TBD

Registration Information

  • Program space is limited.
  • Pre-registration is available until 2:00pm on the day prior to participation, lessons can be purchased online or by calling 209.258.7754.
  • Participants who do not pre-register need to arrive early to ensure placement in the program.
  • All participants should be checked in or in line at the Kirkwood Ski & Ride School desk by 9:30am at the latest, including those who are pre-registered, in order to make the lesson on time. 
  • Program participants are required to come equipped with appropriate attire and accessories such as water resistant pants, jacket and gloves. Glasses for sunny days and goggles/hat for snowy days.

Registration Times

  • 8:30am to 10:00am Monday through Friday
  • 8:00am to 10:00am Weekends and holidays
  • Registration for the morning lesson closes promptly at 10:00am
  • Registration for the afternoon lesson closes promptly at 1:00pm

Adult Lesson Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be canceled or changed 24 hours before the scheduled lesson date. If the reservation is not canceled within this timeframe, a $50 processing fee will be imposed. All No Call No Shows will be charged the full prices of the lesson. 

To cancel or change a lesson reservation, please contact Kirkwood Ski & Ride School at 209.258.7754. Our reservation center is open 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; if you call after hours, you will have the option to leave a message for cancellations only, no reservations will be accepted on voicemail.  

Questions? Contact the Kirkwood Ski and Ride School at 209.258.7754 or kirkwoodlessons [at] vailresorts [dot] com

 

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