Expedition: Kirkwood to host special events, clinics in March

(Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood, Calif.) – Currently sitting on the most snow in Lake Tahoe, Expedition: Kirkwood is taking advantage of these great conditions to offer an impressive lineup of clinics, courses and special events throughout the month of March.

Expedition: Kirkwood is California’s only resort-based education program designed to expand the boundaries of mountain exploration with daily guide service, advanced clinics, backcountry programs, beacon training areas, avalanche awareness courses and snowcat tours.   For more information on all of Expedition: Kirkwood products, log onto kirkwood.com or call 877 KIRKWOOD.

The Lake Tahoe Telemark Festival will take place Saturday, March 8th and Sunday March 9th with clinics, backcountry touring, demos, giveaways, live music, a BBQ and more.  This gathering of free spirits and free heels will get underway each day with on-site registration from 8:00 to 9:30.  Participants can choose from a wide variety of clinics for all ability levels led by the region’s top telemark skiers and backcountry guides.  Clinics will include world-class instruction, limited group sizes, express lift line privileges, and video analysis.  Indivdual sessions can be purchase for $45 or an entire Festival Package (2 lift tickets, 4 clinics and BBQ) is available for $220. For more information, log onto kirkwood.com  or call 209.258.7360.

Expedition: Kirkwood will be offering Two Day Getaway Clinics on Saturday, March 15th and Sunday, March 16th with a focus on proven strategies for rapid improvement and group camaraderie.  Clinics consist of world-class instruction, limited group sizes, express lift line privileges, video analysis, and lunch.  The festive atmosphere will also include an evening reception hosted by Kirkwood Mountain Sports during which participants can take advantage of exclusive deals on the latest gear along with giveaways from Burton, Rossignol, Marmot, DaKine and more.  Clinics are $230 for passholders or $280 including lift tickets.  Limited lodging packages are also still available starting as low as $289 per person offering slopeside convenience and all the amenities of the Mountain Village.  For more information, log onto kirkwood.com or call 209.258.7360.

Expedition: Kirkwood is excited to once again offer AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses in its efforts to promote safe backcountry travel and avalanche awareness.  Many resorts have adopted open boundary policies making the demand for avalanche education greater than ever.  To help meet this demand, Expedition: Kirkwood has opened an additional course this season with reduced fees for Lake Tahoe ski area employees.  The course will take place March 11th through the 13th with an overnight backcountry camping option available, as well.  Cost will be $210 for the Level 1 Course (must show proof of employment); $60 for one night camping/meal; $90 for both nights/meals; or $300 for course & two nights camping.  Expedition: Kirkwood will also be offering an AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course to the general public on March 29th and 30th with a reduced rate of $280 for full season passholders, $380 includes lift tickets.  For more information, log onto kirkwood.com  or call 209.258.7360.

Take advantage of Kirkwood’s slopeside accommodations with Stay and Ski/Ride Free Packages available midweek. Stay a minimum of two nights Sunday through Wednesday and receive FREE lift tickets. Rates start as low as $95* per person/per night. Restrictions apply. Call 209.258.7293 for details or to make a reservation.