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Kirkwood Ski and Ride School

Make the most of your time on the mountain at Kirkwood

Whether you're new to the sport or looking to build new skills, our professional 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 appropriate terrain for every lesson.

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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. 

What to expect

  • Learn about your equipment and gear
  • Learn how to ride the beginner lifts
  • Practice stopping and making basic turns
  • Have Fun!

Once you have the basics down, it’s time to take things to the next level. Our intermediate lessons will help you build confidence while teaching you the techniques to leave the beginner terrain behind and explore the more challenging areas at Kirkwood. 

What to expect - based on your needs and goals:

  • Build confidence by skiing and riding new terrain
  • Move from green to blue runs (perhaps beyond!)
  • Learn to ski and ride at higher speeds
  • Practice more advanced turn shapes and sizes
  • Work on technique, balance and consistency while exploring new terrain

Whether you are a young shredder looking to become an All Star or an adult looking for your next big adventure , we have the advanced lesson for you. Kirkwood has some legendary terrain, learn to ski and ride it with one of our Expedition: Kirkwood coaches. These guys will help you improve your skills and show you the best that Kirkwood has to offer.

What to expect

  • Learn advanced skiing /riding techniques and tactics
  • Ski and Ride the challenging terrain Kirkwood is famous for
  • Become a more versatile skier or rider
  • Skip the lift lines!
  • Available holidays and weekends only

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? We have multi-person lessons available - groups must be 2-5 people of similar age & ability. 

What to expect

  • Structure your lesson however you would like – everything from easy groomers to secret stashes are all waiting
  • Exclusive Ski & Ride School lift lines for easy access to the mountain
  • 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

There's a Ski & Snowboarding lesson out there for everyone. Use our lesson finder to help find the best lessons available for you, to make your visit that much better.

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What is your motivation for taking a lesson? (Select All that Apply)
  • To learn a new sport

  • To build my confidence

  • To improve my skiing / riding skills

  • To have a private mountain guide

Which of these best represents your level of experience on the mountain?
  • 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

Choose a sport:
  • Ski

  • Snowboard

Who will be taking the lesson?
  • My family

  • My child / children

  • A group of people (2+)

  • Just me

What is your gender or the gender of those in your group?
  • Female

  • Male

What is your age or the age of those in your group?
  • Child

  • Teen

  • Adult

Which best describes the lesson atmosphere you are looking for?
  • 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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