My friend and best travel partner ever and his daughter came to visit us over the MLK weekend.  M had been begging her dad to see snow for a year, the hilarity being that as soon as they returned home to Austin the temperature promptly dropped into the teens and they announced a Snowpocolypse.  I had already decided that Kirkwood Mountain Resort would offer her the safest and best place to learn to ski over a busy holiday weekend.  On the first day, we placed her in an all day group lesson.  Things were looking dire the first half, but by the end of the afternoon she was shredding Chair 1 with the best of them.

Our 2nd day out, Boyfriend, who teaches ski lessons and coaches the Junior Freeride Team at Kirkwood took M out all day for more lessons.  By our third day on the hill, M was shredding Buckboard on Chair 11 with no problem!  Erik’s only problem now is that he’s going to have to return to Tahoe every year to quench her thirst for snow.

Coming to Tahoe with your family and want a safe, fun, gorgeous environment to learn to ski?  There is no better place than Kirkwood Mountain Resort.  Book a private lesson with Buddy Blackwelder through Expedition Kirkwood for your kids and they’ll be out-chasing you in the pow in no time!  Have a mid-day thirst?  7800 Bar and Grill is where the locals hang out.  The drafts are only $5 and the nachos are extreme and layered with skill: none of this pile of chips with stuff only on the top!    On Saturday nights there is free live music and long time Kirkwood locals staff the joint.