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Ski School at Kirkwood
Why Learn at Kirkwood?
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.

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, the slow moving Bunny chair is perfect for your first turns, and the ultra modern Timber Creek Express accesses terrain ideal for progression.
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Kids Lessons
Mini Groms (snowboard) (ages 3-4)

The Mini Groms Program is a fun introduction to the sport for first time riders and young learners.  The goal is to familiarize the student with the equipment, build the skills to be successful, transfer those skills to the snow and most importantly HAVE FUN!  This program utilizes Burton Learn to Ride technology.  Children may also participate in arts and crafts, sledding and snowplay.

Please note this is not a day care program, children must be fully potty trained and ready to learn. A legible copy of the birth certificate is required for all 3 year olds.

Mini Rippers (ski) (ages 3-4)

The Mini Rippers Program is a fun introduction to the sport for first time skiers and young learners.  The goal is to familiarize the student with the equipment, build the skills to be successful, transfer those skills to the snow and most importantly HAVE FUN!  Children may also participate in arts and crafts, sledding and snowplay.  

Please note this is not a day care program, children must be fully potty trained and ready to learn.  A legible copy of the birth certificate is required for all 3 year olds.

Mountain Explorers (ski) (ages 5-12)

Our Mountain Explorers program is designed to help skiers ages 5 - 12 learn and progress in a fun and safe environment. Mountain Explorers will ski with our specifically trained childrens coaches, learning new skills and making new friends along the way.  This program is encourages a sense of adventure and exploration in a safe, FUN environment.

Groms (snowboard) (ages 5-12)

Our Groms snowboard program is designed to help riders ages 5 - 12 learn and progress in a fun and safe environment. Our newly redesigned Adventure Land area and Rip Curl Playground encourage early development of skills that translate into safe, well rounded riders.  This program is encourages a sense of adventure and exploration in a safe, FUN environment.
Adult Lessons
Skiing

This is the ultimate introduction to the sport of skiing! With our qualified instructors, exceptional beginner terrain and specialized equipment, you will quickly learn the basic skills and techniques. In your first lesson you will learn how to use your equipment, get on and off the chairlift and use wedge turns to control speed and stop or your next lesson is on us!

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.

Snowboarding

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.

For those who already know how to ride, this is the package for you. Our Level 2-4 Lessons are for comfortable beginners looking to link turns consistently, explore new terrain and progress to our intermediate chair. Our Level 5-6 Lessons are for intermediate 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.
Private Lessons
The best athletes in the world have personal coaches, why shouldn't you?  There is no faster way to progress than to spend time one on one with your own instructor.  
Coming with friends or family? Multi-Person lessons are available - groups must be 2-5 people of similar age & ability.  

Private lessons price does not include rentals or lift ticket. Please plan to arrive early, failure to show up for your lesson on time will result in reduced lesson time and/or forfeit of lesson fees. Call 209-258-7754 for more information or to make a reservation.
 
 
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