Kirkwood Ski Team

The emphasis of KST is the development of all-around skiing skills. KST members can be found ripping the powder, bumps and steeps as well as training and competing in the four alpine disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill.

This is a serious program for serious athletes who are dedicated to dryland and on-snow training and event schedules. Additionally, KST athletes must maintain academic requirements. You can’t go fast if you aren’t thinking.

KSEF offers a Weekend and a Full Time KST membership. Both programs include a Full season pass at Kirkwood, a season ski locker, coaching, discount opportunites at the Kirkwood Mountain Outfitter, and more skiing than any one person can handle. Full Time – Ages 13 and up For dedicated athletes who desire a full time commitment towards ski competition. That is up to 6 days a week of teeth gritting, heart pumping, exhilirating free skiing and gate training.  Weekend – Ages 11 and up For those athletes that spend week days dreaming of skiing and the weekends and holidays just screaming down the mountain.

Simply put, KST is for those junior skiers who love to ski fast and are yearning to go faster.

Kirkwood Mighty Mites – Ages 6-10


The Kirkwood Mighty Mites (KMM) is a highly successful program for young skiers specializes in having FUN!! Instruction and supervision are provided by enthusiastic coaches who thourghly enjoy and understand the needs of this age goup. The KMM program is designed for the young skier who has moved beyond the beginner’s stage and is ready for a “ski the mountain” challange. Mighty Mites develop a love of the sport, improve their skiing skills, and learn the importance of skiing safely. In the course of skiing the entire mountain, Mighty Mites become self suffecient on and off the slopes. By the end of the season, every KMM will have skied every lift and almost every run at Kirkwood – even if their parents haven’t.

The KMM program meets every weekend starting in Mid-December and continues through early April. Athletes are supervised from 10:30 to 3:00 pm (including lunch). program fee includes aFull season pass at Kirkwood Ski Resort and discount opportunites at the Kirkwood Moutain Outfitters Ski Shop.

Kirkwood Stars – Ages 9-12


The Kirkwood STAR program is designed as a stepping stone between theKirkwood Mighty Mites and the Kirkwood Ski and Freestyle Teams. STAR members work on improving their already strong “all mountain skills” and compete in a few alpine and/or freestyle events, including the Far West Youth Ski League Divisional Championships.

The STARs begin in Mid December and continue every weekend until the Divisional Championships in April. Program fees include a Full Season Pass at Kirkwood Ski Resort and discount opportunities at Kirkwood Mountain Outfitters, coaching at away events and a Christmas Camp. STARs need to members of both USSA and Far West Sking Youth Ski Leagues.

Kirkwood Adventure Team


The Kirkwood Adventure Team (KATs) is for the older skier that isn’t interested in ski racing but still wants to hone his or her freeskiing skills by training with the KSEF coaching staff. KAT members range from the strongest powder hounds to aggressive intermediates and will improve their mountain skills by skiing (both alpine and nordic), snowboading and having way too much fun.

The KATs begin in Mid December and continues through early April. Program fees include a Full Season Pass at Kirkwood Ski Resort and discount opportunities at Kirkwood Mountain Outfitters.

Kirkwood Snowboard Club


Riding with ceritied snowoarding coaches, RIDERs will improve their freeriding, slopestyle and carving abilities. Team members will learn to lay the smoothest of powder tracks and blast the fastest of race courses. Additionally, RIDERs may compete in sanctioned divisional events (1/2 pipe, slopestyle and racing).

The KATs begin in Mid December and continues through early April. Program fees include a Full Season Pass at Kirkwood Ski Resort and discount opportunities at Kirkwood Mountain Outfitters.

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