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Learning a new sport can be intimidating, but don’t worry; our friendly instructors will show you everything you need to know. Guests at Kirkwood learn to ski and snowboard on the best learning terrain in the entire region. At the Kirkwood Ski & Ride School we are passionate about snow sports and work hard to make sure our guest’s first experience with a new sport is a positive one.
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Our child specific programs center on safety, fun and learning. We create a memorable experience for all our students through exploration, encouragement and fun! We have a variety of children's programs to fit the needs of all our young learners.
What to expect
Ready to move beyond the magic carpet to the green runs and beyond? Our intermediate lessons build on the skills already developed allowing the students to explore more of the amazing terrain found here at Kirkwood. These lessons still concentrate on safety, fun and learning while developing the skills to tackle more challenging areas of the mountain.
These three hour clinics led by our specially trained All Star coaches are designed for ripping skiers and snowboarders ages 6 - 15. Clinics focus on the variety of skills needed to handle variable snow conditions and different terrain. Children must be comfortable riding Chairs 11 and 6 or are at least of a level six skiing/snowboarding ability. Lessons meet at the Expedition: Kirkwood meeting area near the village so students have instant access to the terrain they need.
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.
What to Expect
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To learn a new sport
To build my confidence
To improve my skiing / riding skills
To have a private mountain guide
I have never skied / snowboarded before
I am most comfortable on green runs
I am most comfortable on blue runs
I am most comfortable on black runs
My child / children
A group of people (2+)
I enjoy learning with a group of people that ski / ride at a similar speed and on similar terrain as me
I prefer to be with a very small group so I can get tailored instructions and individualized feedback
I want a customized and personalized 1-on-1 experience with an instructor
I would like to spend the day skiing / riding with just my family
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