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Dev Team

Program Details

The Dev Team is a 12-week snowboarding or skiing program for kids ages 6 to 12 who are more advanced and ready to take their skiing or boarding to the next level. Led by some of the best instructors at the Resort, the program focuses on skill development, fun and further inspiring each youth’s passion for snow sports and the mountains. 

There is a minimum skill level expected to participate in this program. Participants should be comfortable riding the chairlift independently, confident skiing/riding all green and easier blue terrain, and are able and ready to explore blue trails and beyond. Lower skill level children should consider the Snowburners programs.

Dev Team Options and Pricing

To register your child, please select the appropriate age and activity program option below. Prices do not include rental equipment or lunch. Kids 12 & under ski free with a Power Kids Pass! We strive to keep a ratio of 5 participants per 1 instructor per group. Groups are created by participants of the same discipline and ability levels within the program. To contact our Local Programs staff, please email [email protected].


Class TypesSkiing or Snowboarding
Lunch NOT included
DaysSaturdays or Sundays
Times9:00am – 3:30pm
Class DatesSaturdays:
December 16, 23
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 2, 9

December 17, 24
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 10
Skill LevelLevel 5 or higher
If your child does not meet the skill level requirements for DEVteam, they will be placed in an appropriate Snowburners class and you will receive a refund for the difference.


If your preferred time and/or clinic is sold out, click here to join the waitlist.

  • Group of dev team ski racers carve down the mountain
  • Ski instructor leads his group of kids down the mountain
  • Group of kids ride down the mountain in a line
  • Dev team ski racer catches air on a roller
  • Dev team ski racers goes through animas city park
  • Kid and ski instructor make their way to the Purgatory Express lift
  • Dev team ski racers meet at the top of a ski run

Program Highlights

Our specific scheduled class content guarantees progression throughout the winter. Your child will develop as an independent snow slider, building skills for the entire mountain and making new friends along the way! We are committed to keeping group sizes to 8 students per coach for the DEV Team program. Student ratios may be more depending on the skill level blend of the group. We make every effort to keep the same instructor with their group for each session, but cannot guarantee it. Dev Team students will focus on the following:

80% all-mountain skills – steeper terrain, bumps, trees, NASTAR, carving, mountain etiquette, and more
20% introductory freestyle elements – first jibs/airs/grabs and terrain park safety

The fine print


  • Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes earlier than the starting time of the program. 
  • Allow adequate time to get to the resort ahead of your scheduled lesson time, especially on snowy days. 
  • We recommend leaving Durango 1-1.5 hours ahead of the lesson time on days where road conditions are not clear. 
  • Check the Snow Report for updated road conditions before heading to the resort to plan accordingly.
  • Snowburners and Dev Team Participants will be reached via email prior to the start date of the programs for updated meeting information. For further questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or visit our website. 


There will be no refunds or credits permitted for missed classes.

  • Full Refund = must place request at least 14 days prior to the start date of the program
  • 50% Refund = request made within 14 days of the start date of the program 
  • Requests to cancel made on or after the start date of the program will not be eligible or receive a refund or credit. 
  • In the event of the participant being injured, a doctor’s note must be submitted as an attachment to the Cancellation Request email. Following this, the Program Director will assess whether or not the participant is eligible for a refund or credit. 

To cancel the participant’s scheduled classes with our Local Programs must be done by emailing [email protected] with the following information: 

  1. *Request of Cancellation (either in the Subject line or written in the email)
  2. Name(s) of Participant(s)
  3. Birthdate(s) of Participant(s) 
  4. Phone Number 
  5. Program Purchased (such as; Snowburners or DEV Team)
  6. Day and Time Session  
  7. Reason for Cancellation

Eligible refunds will be paid to the original payment option used to create the original lesson reservation. Please allow 48-72 hours for the cancellation request to be fulfilled on our end, then an additional 3-7 business days for the refund to process with the bank. 

Attendance and Tardiness:

  • It is essential that participants attend every session to reach the intended skill development of the child and their group.
  • There will be no refunds or credits permitted for missed classes. 
  • Group cohesion is very important, missed classes will hold up the skill level development of all children in the group.
  • If it is anticipated that you will be late to your class, please email [email protected] your late arrival notice. 
  • We will make every attempt to rejoin your child with their group upon arriving late, though depending on how late you arrive at the session, we cannot guarantee it. Being more than 15 minutes late could result in missing out on the lesson/session for that day.

Gratuities for instructors are not required, but are an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

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