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Kids Lessons

Young girls smiles while on the magic carpet

Lesson Info

Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School offers expert instruction at every level, on every terrain, while helping your kids reach their ski and ride goals. Availability is limited. Advanced reservations and payment are required. Reservations can be made up until 2pm the day prior to your desired lesson time.

CostLesson Only: $229
Lesson + Rentals: $249
*Lunch included
Skill Level1-6: Beginner & Intermediate
Your child will be matched with other skiers or riders of a similar ability level. Click here to find out your kid’s ability level.
Tickets & PassesValid lift access is required during the lesson. 
Kids 12 and under ski free with a Power Kids Pass or allow time to pick up a free kids day pass at the ticket window before the lesson.

What to Bring

Skis or Snowboard
Fully Functional & properly fitting gear is necessary. Find rentals here.
(required for ages 12 & under, and highly recommended for all)
Appropriate Clothing/Gear
Neck gaiter, goggles, socks, snow pants, non-fleece mittens/gloves, hand warmers.
Sunblock & Lip Balm
It helps to apply these on kids prior to drop-off.
Water and snacks

  • Young girl high fives her instructor
  • Groups of kids follow instructors turns
  • Kids group lessons poses for a photo
  • Kids group lessons follow instructor down the mountain in a single file line

The Fine Print

On snowy days, please allow adequate time to get to the resort ahead of your scheduled lesson. We recommend leaving Durango 1-1.5 hours ahead of lessons on days when road conditions are not clear.


If you are unable to make your morning lesson and would like to move to the afternoon, please swing by the Ski & Snowboard School desk or forward the email confirmation to [email protected] with a brief explanation of the reason for rescheduling.


Within 48 hours of the lesson purchase, you are eligible for a 100% refund paid to the payment device used to purchase your lesson. Lessons are not refundable or transferable on the date valid. Cancellations and refunds must be made by emailing [email protected].

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

Drop-off and pickup for kid’s lessons occur at The Bear’s Den on the second floor of the Village Center. Drop-off starts at 9:00am and pick up is between 3-3:30pm.