Kirkwood Ski & Ride School

Lessons & Rentals

Kirkwood Ski & Ride School

Kirkwood Ski & Ride School programs have been specifically developed to create the best learning environment possible. Below are some our programs we offer to ensure your day with us on the mountain is an experince of a lifetime. 

Our programs are very popular and reservations are highly recommended 


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Children's Ski School Helmet Policy 

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.

 Dedicated Staff

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.

Ideal Terrain

Our terrain is what really sets us apart from any other first time program in Tahoe.  The perfect pitch and gentle, 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.