The Kirkwood Ski and Ride School is now closed for the season, thank you for a great winter and we'll see you in 2013/14!
Think all ski and board programs are created equal? Think again... The Kirkwood Ski & Ride School has been specifically developed to create the best learning environment possible. Here are some of the things we do to help make your day a success....
Children's Ski School Helmet Policy (new for 12/13)
Children ages 12 and under must wear a winter sport protective helmet while participating in ski school. Rental helmets are included with all children's group ski & snowboard lessons for your convenience.
Convenient Parking Or Drop Off For Families
Families can park in our premium parking right next to our facilities! Or drop off the studens and gear, then head just across the road for free parking.
At the Kirkwood Ski & Ride School our ski and snowboard professionals are dedicated to this facility only! They are experts at guiding you through registration and rentals, answering all your questions and getting you out on the slopes and ready for your day.
Four Designated Lifts
The Timber Creek base area provides access to four designated lifts for beginner and developing skiers and boarders. Two magic carpets provide an easy ride up the slopes, (please note that the carpets are only for guests taking a lesson at the time), the slow moving Bunny chair is perfect for your first turns, and the ultra modern Timber Creek Express accesses terrain ideal for progression.
Our terrain is what really sets us apart from any other first time program in Tahoe. The perfect pitch and gentle and forgiving nature of our beginner slopes assist learning. Our Kirkwood Ski & Ride School terrain is also completely separate from the rest of the mountain, so there's no fear of interference or intimidation from more advanced skiers or boarders. We even have our own private run for Kirkwood Ski & Ride School customers!
Lesson Packs for Kids (5-12 years)
For those committed to their child’s improvement, 5 and 10 pack lessons are the best deal around. Lessons include a full day instruction, snacks and lunch, rentals, and a lift ticket if required. Lesson packs are non-transferrable and valid only during the season which pack is purchased until the Timber Creek area closes.
Secure Children's Learning Area
Our kids only magic carpet area and the surrounding terrain is specifically designed to allow each child to progress quickly in a nurturing environment, making their first turns fun, safe, and secure.
Adult group lesson times:
- 10:30am - 1:00pm (registration cuts off at 10am sharp)
- 1:30pm - 4:00pm (registration cuts off at 1pm sharp)
*note if there is only 1 or 2 participants, lesson may be considered semi-private and only run for 1.5 hours.
Children's group lesson times:
- Full day lesson, 10:30am - 3:45pm/3:30pm for Mini Rippers (registration cuts off at 10am sharp).
- Half day morning lesson, 10:30am - 12:45pm/12:30pm for Mini Rippers (registration cuts off at 10am sharp).
- Half day afternoon lesson, 1:30 - 3:45pm (registration cuts off at 1pm sharp) *Mini Rippers & Mini Groms not available for this session
Private lessons: Private lessons run on the hour. Reservations are highly reommended. Call 209.258.7754.
Questions? Contact the Kirkwood Ski and Ride School at 209.258.7754 or kirkwoodlessons [at] vailresorts [dot] com.