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Kirkwood, CA
Kirkwood, CA

Adult & Teen Lessons

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

SCHOOL'S IN FOR WINTER

Best For fine tune your skills in a relaxed setting

E:K Masters Snowboard Program

Lesson Type: Small Group

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Lesson Details

Dates:

  • 12/13, 12/27, 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4

Time: 8:0 0am-1:00 pm

This season we are offering a new program through Expedition: Kirkwood - the Master's Program for pass holders age 50 and over. This mid-week social skiing program focuses on the following aspects:

  • Meeting likeminded skiers and riders
  • Learning to ski/ride safely and with confidence
  • To have FUN

Other goals of ours is to help the Masters "Ski for Life." In order to do that you'll learn about:

  • Modern equipment improvements
  • Wellness guidance on eating and conditioning
  • How to ski/ride "Smarter, not harder"
  • Body mechanics, movement techniques, and tactics that enhance your experience with modern equipment
  • How to conserve energy on the slopes so you can ski all day

What the program includes:

  • Continental-style breakfast
  • Short warm-up/stretching session
  • Après-ski social time

Registration Information

  • Program space is limited.
  • Participants who do not pre-register need to arrive early to ensure placement in the program.
  • Program participants are required to come equipped with appropriate attire and accessories such as water resistant pants, jacket and gloves. Glasses for sunny days and goggles/hat for snowy days.

Get Ready

Registration Information

  • Program space is limited.
  • Participants who do not pre-register need to arrive early to ensure placement in the program.
  • All participants should be checked in or in line at the Kirkwood Ski & Ride School desk by 9:30am at the latest, including those who are pre-registered, in order to make the lesson on time. 
  • Program participants are required to come equipped with appropriate attire and accessories such as water resistant pants, jacket and gloves. Glasses for sunny days and goggles/hat for snowy days.

Registration Times

  • 8:30 am to 10:00 am Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am Weekends and holidays
  • Registration for the morning lesson closes promptly at 10:00 am
  • Registration for the afternoon lesson closes promptly at 1:00 pm

Prepping for your lesson

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen
  • Drink plenty of water to make sure you are hydrated 
  • Bring warm clothes including hats, gloves, a jacket, waterproof winter pants and goggles

Lesson Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be canceled or changed 24 hours before the scheduled lesson date. If the reservation is not canceled within this time frame a $100 processing fee will be imposed on all Private lessons and a $50 processing fee will be imposed on all group lessons. All No Call No Shows will be charged the full price of the lesson. To cancel or change a lesson reservation, please contact Kirkwood Ski & Ride School at 209.258.7754. Our reservation center is open 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; if you call after hours, you will have the option to leave a message for cancellations only. No reservations will be accepted on voicemail.

Questions? Contact the Kirkwood Ski and Ride School at 209.258.7754 or email kirkwoodpvtlessons@vailresorts.com for all private lessons and kirkwoodlessons@vailresorts.com for all group lessons. For all Expedition: Kirkwood questions call 209-258-7360 or email expeditionkirkwood@vailresorts.com.

*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.

FAQ's

Lift tickets are not included in the base price of lessons. Everyone accessing the mountain must have a lift ticket. For many of our lessons we offer a discounted lift ticket as an add-on product.

Like lift tickets, equipment rental can be included in the price of Adult Lessons Packages. Make sure you choose to include it when making your reservation online.

Check out our Lesson/Ski School Programs

You should select the level that you are currently skiing/riding at, not what you want to become. If you are unclear or uncertain of your level, please read below to see our description of zones of learning. All you need to select is beginner, intermediate or advanced. Upon arrival, we will combine you with other guests of the same skill level with your zone.

Get in the ZONE

We split the lessons into what 'zone' you ski in; beginner, intermediate, and advanced. For instance within the beginner zone, there are skiers/boarders that are first-timers, up to those just starting on intermediate runs. Within that zone, you will be matched up with other students that are at your level. So all you really need to let us know is if you ski on beginner, intermediate, or advanced runs, that's the level of lesson to take.

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