Expedition Kirkwood Kicks Off With Pro Skier Dyer

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KIRKWOOD, CA - (News Release - Dec. 13, 2007) — Expedition: Kirkwood Kickoff Weekend will take over the slopes at Kirkwood this Saturday and Sunday, December 15 & 16, with giveaways, tips and teaser clinics designed to get your skills going in the right direction for the upcoming season. Joining the Expedition Guides will be freeskiing diva Lynsey Dyer from Rossignol Skis and Warren Miller films to share her passion for the sport and help stoke the enthusiasm.

Expedition: Kirkwood is California's only all-mountain education program designed to expand guests' knowledge of mountain exploration, taking skiers and riders beyond their boundaries, and teaching them new ways to navigate the slopes. Clinics are for intermediate through expert ability levels and will be offered each day for skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers.

For more information on this weekend or any other Expedition: Kirkwood product, please call 209.258.7360 or email expedition@kirkwood.com. Optimal snowmaking conditions along with over two feet of natural snowfall have enabled Kirkwood to open additional lifts and terrain. In addition to Chairs 1, 5, and 11, Kirkwood plans to open Chairs 7 and 9 this weekend along with its Timber Creek Base Facilities, ranked one of the "Top Ten Places to Learn to Ski by USA Today.

Snowmaking efforts are currently focused on getting Chair 6 open with access to the legendary terrain of Kirkwood's upper mountain. Log onto www.kirkwood.com or call 877-KIRKWOOD for the latest updates. Resort Services will be available throughout the weekend in both the Mountain Village and at Timber Creek including lessons, rentals, retail stores, dining opportunities and daycare, although guests should anticipate modified hours during midweek. Bub's Pub will be offering Live Music on Saturday, Dec. 15 with Jeff Jones performing from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. For overnight lodging, early season rates are available including Stay & Ski Free packages; those interested can call Kirkwood Lodging at (800) 967-7500 for more information or to make a reservation.


She Jumps

Pro Skiers Turned Philanthropists

Lately some pro skiers have been using their influence to start nonprofits. We take a look at She Jumps, an organization co-founded by pro skier Lynsey Dyer, that aims to get girls into the outdoors. She Jumps is hosting a fundraiser in Salt Lake City on January 21. We also check out Alpine Initiatives, started by a group of skiers, that helps developing countries in need.