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Alpine Slide

Father and son race around the first turn on the alpine slide at Purgatory Resort


CostIncluded in the Summer Day Ticket
Daily: Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, August 18
Fridays – Sundays: August 23 – October 6
(Plus Labor Day, Monday, September 2)
Ages3+ to ride with an adult
6+ to ride alone
Hours10:00am – 5:00PM
Weather and conditions permitting. Tickets not valid outside of your purchased ticket time.
  • Family unloads chairlift and picks up their sled for the Alpine Slide
  • two rider races down the alpine slide
  • Mom and son glide down the alpine slide in autumn
  • Alpine slide rider grins as she races down the track
  • A view of the alpine slide snaking its way down the mountain as the sunrise lights up the aspen trees
  • Kids take lift ride up to the top of the alpine slide
  • Adult rider smiles as he races down the alpine slide
  • Alpine rider smiles as he come around a turn
  • Young kid hyper focused as he pins a turn on the alpine slide
  • Alpine slide riders race side by side down the track

Prepare for Adventure

Kids race down the alpine slide during autumn

Get ready for family fun in the San Juans. At more than half a mile long, Purgatory’s legendary alpine slide is a must-do for your summer checklist! A Durango favorite, riders set the speed as they race down the dual track and enjoy fun for the whole family!

The fine print

  • Riders must be at least 3 years old and 36″ tall to ride with an adult. Riders must be at least 6 years old and 48″ tall to ride alone.
  • Closed-toe footwear is recommended.
  • The maximum weight is 300 lbs.  
  • All summer activities at Purgatory Resort are weather permitting.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  • All alpine slide riders are required to complete a Release of Liability. 
  • For more information, including updated weather conditions and operating schedule, call (970) 385-2168.

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