Local's Programs

New This Season!

Purgatory Ski & Ride School introduces the Burton Riglet Park for young snowboarders! Children ages 3-7 who are enrolled in our Snowburners program will learn to ride miniature park features by using Burton’s innovative Learn-to-Ride Technology. Our Riglet Park emphasizes safety and learning in a fun, playground-like setting.  Young snowboarders learn to balance while riding over mellow rollers and small features. Check out the video!

Introducing Snowburner classes for 3 year olds!  These classes are either in the morning or afternoon on Thursdays.  Young skiers will learn utilizing the Magic Carpet and snowboarders will begin in our new Riglet Park.

New for Teens!  We’ve introduced a morning beginning ski or snowboarding 8 session program called Free@Last.  This program is for beginning and green level students ages 13-17.  We’ve also extended the upper age limit for our All Terrain Pioneer program.  Advanced students can now stay in this program until age 17.

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Snowburners

 

Snowburners at Durango Mountain ResortSnowburners is an 8 session program designed for skiers and snowboarders of all levels from ages 3-12.  The program focuses on learning new skills while emphasizing safe skiing and riding.  Morning and afternoon classes are available for ages 4-12 on Saturday and Sunday. We also offer Thursday morning and afternoon classes for our 3-5 year olds.  Morning sessions meet 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.  Afternoon classes meet 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Participants must be of age by January 1, 2015.  Space is limited and classes are filled first come, first serve.

Registration Fee    $280 (registration ends December 15th)

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All Terrain Pioneers

This is an 8 week advanced program for skiers and snowboarders ages 7-17.  It is designed for strong intermediate skiers and riders.  This means participants can easily link turns with speed control on blue runs.  They will experience all aspects of advanced skiing and riding including bumps, tree skiing, racing, terrain park, and the half pipe.  Full day classes meet once per week for 8 weeks.  Space is limited and classes are filled first come, first serve.

Registration Fee    $380 (registration ends December 15th)

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Free@Last

New this season… Free@Last!  Leave the parents behind and make new friends. This is an 8 session program for teens ages 13-17.  It is designed for beginners and those who already alpine ski, snowboard or telemark ski on green level terrain.  Spend 3 hours every Saturday learning new skills, exploring the mountain and having fun!   Average class size is 6-8.  Classes meet from 9:00 to noon. Space is limited and classes are filled first come, first serve.

Registration Fee
    $280 (registration ends December 15th)

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Clinics at Durango Mountain Resort - Purgatory

Men’s & Women’s Clinics

Meet other skiers or snowboarders of similar abilities and improve your skills in a group format over an eight week course. These clinics are designed for individuals who have previous experience skiing or snowboarding. Groups meet and ski/ride together for 2 ½ hours per day (9:30am-12:00pm), once per week, for eight weeks, excluding the President’s Day holiday period.

Men's & Women's ClinicsMen's & Women's Clinics at Durango Mountain Resort

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Meet other skiers or snowboarders of similar abilities and improve your skills in a group format over an eight week course. These clinics are designed for individuals who have previous experience skiing or snowboarding. Groups meet and ski/ride together for 2 ½ hours per day (9:30am-12:00pm), once per week, for eight weeks, excluding the President’s Day holiday period.

• Registration Fee  $TBD

• Available for Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, and Telemark Skiing. 

• Telemark groups are formed based on sufficient demand, and are most likely co-ed.

• Groups meet on Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday mornings.

• The program includes lessons, video analysis, ski demo opportunities and a wine and cheese event. 

• Lift Tickets and equipment are not included in clinic prices.

• Groups are formed based on ability and similar goals. 

• Minimum of 4 participants are needed to form a class.

 

Ski & Ride School LogoGetting Started

All participants in the program must read, sign and submit a Release of Liability Form in order to participate in the program.  Please bring form with you to the first session.

 

 

 

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We'll make sure you get comfortable with your abilities...and mostly, having fun with family and friends and enjoying the great outdoors at Purgatory!

Learn to ski and snowboard from the "Best in the Southwest."  Purgatory is an official Rossignol Experience Center & Burton Method Center featuring specialized equipment and teaching programs designed to make learning fun and easy. Our top pros offer tips and full instruction to help first time beginners to all mountain experts quickly become better, stronger, and more confident. Private and group lessons are available for Children ages 4-12 and Adults 13 and up.

Click Here for more info about the Rossignol Experience Center at Durango Mountain Resort

Click Here for more info on Burton Learn to Ride at Durango Mountain Resort!

News

Are you ready for another awesome winter season at Durango Mountain Resort!?!

Winter at Purgatory!

 

We are!

With such an incredible summer behind us, now we're all kicking into high gear to get the mountain ready for Mother Nature. We will be opening for the 2014/2015 winter season the day after Thanksgiving. Until then, you can still come up to the resort to enjoy the changing seasons, as we still have lodging available and the Village Market & Deli and Real Estate Showroom will also be open. Call 800.525.0892 to make your reservations.

See you soon & THINK (lots of) SNOW!