School Ski Trips to

Kirkwood, California, USA


School Ski Trips to

Kirkwood, California, USA

Home to the deepest, driest snow around and some of North America’s most diverse and challenging terrain, Kirkwood offers big mountain riding with small town charm.
  •  Impressive amount of snowfall
  • Adventurous après activities
  • Spectacular mountain views

Experience what they call the ‘K-Factor’ as you explore everything from the calm-groomed beginner runs to the hair-raising cliffs. With rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking all close by, this is one high alpine adventure playground you don’t want to miss!

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Kirkwood FACT FILE

Ski Area Acres 2,301
Resort Height 2,377ft
Highest Point 2,987ft
Beginner Trails 15%
Intermediate Trails 50%
Expert Trails 35%
Lifts 15
Artificial Coverage -
Coach Transfer Times San Francisco - 3.5hrs

WHERE TO STAY

Customer favourite: Forest Suites    
  • Family-owned for over 50 years
  • Just 100 yards from the gondola and village
  • Comfortable and spacious rooms

Tucked away in an intimate alpine environment, this family-owned hotel is the perfect base to relax after a day of adventure. With large rooms, various amenities and scenic surroundings, Forest Suites offers a truly comfortable stay with easy access to the gondola, village and spectacular Lake Tahoe.

 

More Accommodation Options

Looking for a different type of hotel? Whether you want a small, sole occupancy hotel or a large hotel with lots of facilities, we’re sure to have something for you.

All our hotels have been fully audited to exceed the School Travel Forum’s standards and adhere to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

  • Large hotels with lots of facilities
  • Hotels with a pool
  • Hotels with a private après venue


Every ski resort we offer has been visited by a member of the Rayburn Tours team in order to guarantee its suitability for school groups and to offer you the best advice for your group’s specific requirements.

Get in touch with a specialist school ski trip consultant today.

Kirkwood APRÈS OPTIONS

When the sun goes down, the après ski comes to life! Keep the fun going off the slopes and take a look at some of our most popular activities you can choose from.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

What Our Customers Say

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What about après events?

    We supply a basic après package to all groups, which includes ideas and materials to run a number of in-house après activities, such as quiz nights, games nights and bingo nights. However, we also offer an extensive list of additional après ski events in each resort, which can be included in your package for a small supplement if you wish. For more details, please see the information on the individual resort pages.

  • What about ski equipment?

    Skis, boots, poles and helmet hire are all included as standard. You’ll usually be issued and fitted with your equipment on the day of arrival.

  • Which ski schools do you use?

    We have close, established links with all the ski schools in the resorts we offer. In all instances, we can guarantee highly qualified, English-speaking ski instructors who will make sure each student gets the most out of their time on the slopes.

  • Is a Trip Courier included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Trip Courier designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your courier may meet you in resort but it’s sometimes possible for them to travel to and from resort with your group.

  • What else should I be looking for in a resort?

    Choosing the right resort should be governed by two main criteria: the skiing and the resort facilities. If your group has younger children or a majority of beginner skiers, then a large ski area isn’t necessary. However, for advanced skiers, the opportunity to ski more pistes will be important.

    Younger groups will not need a wide-ranging après program and lots of events can be organised in or near the hotel, including those provided in the complimentary après ski pack. However, adult groups and groups with older children will want to organise some evenings out and for après ski events to be in abundance.

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