The Kirkwood Ski Team mission is to provide alpine ski racing programs that promotes a healthy lifestyle, instills a winning spirit, and a love of mountain snow sports through professional athletic skill development.
Come out and Support the Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation with a day of racing and evening of fun with a dinner and auction.
The Kirkwood Ski Team’s Head 2 Head Race and Dinner Auction will be on Saturday, March 22nd. This family friendly event is open to all skiers and snowboarders. Skiers of all abilities and ages are welcome. The race consists of two qualifying runs in the morning after which the teams are formed and each participant has two more runs in the afternoon. There will be team and individual awards given out.
Following the race there is a Dinner/Auction for adults at The Wall Bar which starts with cocktails at 5:00 p.m. followed by a dinner/auction at 6:00 p.m. which includes an open bar. Kids will enjoy their own post race party with dinner and entertainment. The cost for a great day of racing and a night of fun is $125 for adults and $75 for kids.
If you don’t want to race, you can also join us for the evening events for $75 for adults and $35 for kids. To reserve your spot for this event contact Jim Reilly at email@example.com or call 831-662-2975 or 408-497-6622. All proceeds support the junior ski race program at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
More information about The Kirkwood Ski Team and Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation (KSEF) can be found on our website - http://kirkwoodskiteam.com
Program Director, KSEF
Ski & Skills Tour
One of the most asked questions of new and less experienced cross country skiers is “how do you turn them things?” Well it takes skill but it’s possible and fun once you get the hang of it. Cross country skis are designed to glide forward but there is an element of turning designed into the ski. It just takes a little more effort to swing those boards around.
At the Kirkwood Cross Country Center we like to help get people out of the meadow and enjoy our more challenging and scenic trails. We have created a challenging lesson for those looking to progress beyond the basics called the Ski Skills and Tour lesson.
Skiers always want to know what the next step is after the beginning lesson. Well it’s all about going on a tour with one of our expert instructors. The terrain determines what techniques you learn but the goal is by end of the tour you will be able to ski intermediate trails - Sierra Vista, Agony and Ecstasy will be within your reach.
Head to the Cross Country Center lessons page for more information or give us a call at 209.258.7248
Kirkwood Cross Country Center
If you are an intermediate to expert female skier/rider looking for the camaraderie of an all female environment and the confidence to tame some of the rowdiest terrain in Tahoe, look no further, Expedition: Kirkwood’s 3-Day Women’s Camp is what you are looking for. Join Kirkwood’s top Expedition Guides as they share their secrets to all mountain skiing and success. Next 3-Day camp is March 7th - 9th.
This 3-day camp focus on skill development; providing participants with tools to overcome a variety of terrain and snow conditions, as well as tips for terrain selection, finding the best line and off-piste skiing etiquette. Each group will tackle terrain based on ability levels and snow conditions.
Whether you’re a Kirkwood veteran or new to our incredible terrain, learn to master steeps, negotiate trees, navigate chutes and bury your body in the powder in a positive, fun and safe learning environment. We will work to create an environment that allows a group of women with similar goals and reservations to work together to overcome challenges. The natural camaraderie that occurs between women adds a cooperative spirit and motivates participants to push themselves to new levels.
New to the camp this year will be the incorporation of the Go Pro Hero 3+ cameras. Video has become a staple of learning and will advance the learning curve in ways you didn’t think were possible. With these cameras you will be able to view angles of your skiing and riding that were not even possible a few years ago.
Call us at #EK for info or to make a reservation - 209.258.7360
With all the new/fresh snow Kirkwood has received in such a short amount of time, this is setting up the perfect environment for avalanche education and awareness. If you are new to the backcountry scene and are not sure where to start, Expedition: Kirkwood’s BCA Awareness Course is the perfect place for you. Learn the basic skills needed to venture into the backcountry in this four hour course, including avalanche awareness and avoidance, equipment usage, snow observations and safe terrain travel. Clinics are lead by Expedition Guides and are limited to 8 participants.
Next Course is 2/23
Intermediate and upper level skills needed.
Clinics fill up quickly; advanced reservations recommended - call 209.258.7360
If you are experienced in the backcountry but would like to expand your backcountry knowledge Expedition: Kirkwood’s AIARE Level 1 Course is calling…
This 3-day Avalanche Certification course is taught under the guidelines of the American Institute of Avalanche Research & Education (A.I.A.R.E.) with certified avalanche instructors. This course is a great introduction or refresher course to understanding the “Avalanche Phenomenon.” Students will learn groundwork for smart decision making in the field. Course curriculum includes preparing and carrying out a successful trip, avalanche terrain recognition, safe versus un-safe ascent and descent routes, as well as effective companion rescue techniques.
We cover a lot in three days. Combining classroom and field time, participants learn types and classes of avalanches, how they form, and an introduction to layering and metamorphosing. Field observation techniques such as bonding tests, red flags and the use of field books will also be covered. Additionally, students learn avalanche terrain recognition, assessment and proper route selection, finding and travel techniques. The most important topics we will cover during this three day couris is proper companion rescue, including equipment, organizing a rescue, the three phases of a transceiver search and proper rescue digging techniques.
This avalanche course provides students with the basics for proper decision making while in the backcountry or chairlift accessed backcountry skiing and riding. Skiers, snowboarders and telemark skiers are encouraged to attend. While no course can guarantee a person’s safety; proper training and education builds the framework to make proper decisions and stay safe.
Next Course is 2/25-27
Intermediate and upper level skills needed.
Clinics fill up quickly; advanced reservations recommended - call 209.258.7360.
The snow has returned to Kirkwood! Thank you for your snow dances…they worked. Now and for the rest of the season, saving money on lift tickets has never been easier. Recently we have totally changed our online purchase packages. Now you are able to buy a ticket from snow.com the day before your visit to Kirkwood. Make sure that you finish your transaction by 10pm the night before your visit to Kirkwood and save a good deal of money on lift tickets. When you purchase online in advance, you receive our guaranteed lowest price.
If you buy a 1-Day ticket you get 10%, a 2-Day ticket saves you 30%, and a 3+ day ticket saves you 35%. Something totally unique to Kirkwood is that these tickets can be used ANY DAY for the rest of the season. If you buy a 4 ticket package you do not need to use them consecutively, instead you can spread those tickets out for the rest of the season.
We want to save you time and money on epic Kirkwood powder days! As a bonus, after the first time you pick up your online tickets from the ticket office, any online purchase you make after that will be directly uploaded onto your pass card.
Sweet ticket deals just in time for the deep Pow to return to Kirkwood!
Product Sales Supervisor
I will never forget the first time I drove out to Kirkwood Resort, I fell in love!
I had just moved to South Lake Tahoe, was looking for work and saw that Kirkwood was hiring. I started asking around about this “resort south of town” and quickly realized there is a mysterious love affair that the locals have with a place called Kirkwood. I had to check it out. Heading through Hope valley and around Caples Lake I started to feel the goose bumps building. When I made the turn from Highway 88, I actually got a little misty eyed! Of course, I cry watching hallmark commercials, but Kirkwood instantly found a place in my heart.
Kirkwood has an old soul that speaks to anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature, scenic outdoor adventure or a mountain meadow romance. Whether you are looking for a weekend snuggling by the fire or an amazing backdrop to a wedding ceremony, Kirkwood speaks to the heart. Everyone who knows Kirkwood seems to get a spark in their eye when they talk about it. They understand how special this place is. A place that puts a smile on my face every day I go to work, a place that crawls into your spirit and holds on tight, a place where love is born. Come experience the love at Kirkwood, I promise you won’t regret it. Kirkwood Love!
Group Sales Manager