Video 13 Dec

The Best Athletes In The World Have Private Coaches, Why Shouldn’t You?

Some one-on-one time with one of our qualified Ski & Ride School instructors is a great way to progress. Whether you’re just starting out and want to progress to the chairlift, or are looking for a refresher to jump-start your season – a private lesson is a great way to achieve your goals, and achieve them fast. 

Chris Eckert – Expedition:Kirkwood Guide and Ski & Ride School Supervisor chats to us about the benefits of a Private Lesson.     

But I Already Know How To Ski/Snowboard…

Everyone can always get better! Nothing beats one-on-one instruction/coaching for kids and/or adults, top athletes utilize instructors/coaches - Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, Bodie Miller, Lynsey Vohn – they all have personal coaches.

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Typically resorts assign their highest certified, most experienced coaches on private lessons – we put our top people on the job so you get a great experience and the individual attention you need to help you progress fast!

Private Lesson vs Group Lesson

In a Private Lesson, the guest’s specific goals are addressed with the instructor/coach and a plan is formulated to achieve those goals, whether it is short term or season long. You have the time to establish a relationship and greater level of comfort with a personal instructor/coach and you can return to the same instructor each time and pick up right where you left off.

In a group format, the instructor is focused on what works best for that particular group dynamic and time must be split among the group. You are also often at the mercy of the slowest member of the group, or if the rest of the group is more advanced than you, you may feel pressure to keep up.

A Private Lesson is all about YOU – the lesson is tailored to your ability and your learning style.  

So there you have it, spend a little quality time with one of our Private Instructors or Coaches this holidays to take your skiing or riding to the next level!

The Kirkwood Ski & Ride School offers Adults and Children’s Private Lessons, semi-private lessons are also available for groups of 2 -5 people of similar age and ability. Lessons run on the hour and advance reservations are recommended, call 209.258.7360 or email: