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Kids walk across the base area with skis in front of Purgatory Lodge

The Den

The Den is our on-site childcare facility for guests. This is a safe, interactive and engaging environment for your children to stay in while you enjoy some you-time on the mountain. The Den provides a range of daily activities such as exploring creative indoor projects or playing outside in the snow (weather permitting). This program is designed to introduce participants to winter environments, readiness and activities. Snow toys are provided by our facility.

Our dedicated staff have the knowledge, background checks and training to ensure the children in our care will have a safe and fun experience. We are happy to answer your questions and hear your concerns. Call us at (970) 385-2144 or chat with us on-site.

Hours9:00am- 4:00pm daily
Subject to staff availability
DatesDecember 13 – TBD
Check back this fall for registration link!
LocationVillage Plaza
Price$120 per child/per day
Contact(970) 385-2144

Helpful Hints for your Child’s Stay

  • Label all belongings prior to arrival.
  • Supply enough disposable diapers/pull-ups & wipes for all children not toilet trained. Label containers of wipes.
  • Bring a change of clothes (accidents do happen!) and appropriate outerwear.
  • Inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions upon check-in.
  • Have proper ID to access The Den

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Registration will open in the fall! We’ll have a link here on the site. You will only be able to register one day at a time. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time.

Will my child go outside?

We do our best to get outside to experience the snow and winter activities. Depending on conditions and safety concerns, we may choose to stay inside and engage in fun games and activities. 

What activities are offered?

Our activities include indoor and outdoor games, play with toys and arts & crafts

Is staff background checked?

Yes, background checks are required per our guest-care facility sanction.

What is the Child/Teacher Ratio?

This season 2-4 year olds will be in groups of 5-7 students per 1 staff member.

Is lunch included?


Will my Child Take a Nap?

We will do our best to accommodate your child’s rest and nap needs. We provide rest mats and toddler cribs. We follow Colorado safe sleep guidelines.