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Snowburners

Young kid rest on his poles waiting for his group

Program Details

The Lil’Burners (ages 4-6) and Snowburners (ages 7-12) Program is an 8-week snowboarding or skiing program. Led by our well-trained and experienced Ski School instructors, the program focuses on skill development, meeting other children of similar ages and abilities, and inspiring young ones to learn more about snow sports.

Program Options & 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. 

If your child is a little more advanced, check out the DEV Team Program here. To contact our Local Programs staff, please email [email protected]

Lil’Burners (4-6)

$429

Pick a Day: Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays
Pick a Time: Mornings (9:00am – 11:30am) or afternoons (12:30pm – 3:00pm)
Meeting place TBD

2023 Class Dates:

Fridays
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 24
March 3

Saturdays
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4

Sundays
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 26
March 5

Snowburners (7-12)

$429

Pick a Day: Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays
Pick a Time: Mornings (9:00am – 11:30am) or afternoons (12:30pm – 3:00pm)
Meeting place TBD

2023 Class Dates:

Fridays
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 24
March 3

Saturdays
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4

Sundays
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 26
March 5

Form Your Own Group

$429

Pick a Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 
Pick a Time: Mornings (9:00am – 11:30pm) or Afternoons (12:30pm – 3:00pm)

To Form Your Own Group for our Snowburners Programs, participants must be of similar or same age and ability levels. A minimum of 3 participants is required. 

Please check back for instructions on how to register your participants in this program option. Email [email protected] for more information.

**Many of our Local Program options Sold Out quickly when registration launched on October 4th, 2022. Our Ski School Team is actively working on being able to open more availability for those that were unable to get a spot at the time of the initial registration launch. We have registered the number of participants we are comfortable maintaining with the ratio of committed instructors that have been hired for this upcoming season. We anticipate fulfilling more spots within our Local Programs once we have more Ski School instructor commitments. We have created a submission form to complete to be added to our Program Waitlist. **

  • Young kids on skis make their way toward the lift
  • Brother and sister enjoy hot chocolate break at the beach area
  • Young skier goes through the Animas City kids park
  • Young skier rides down the mountain
  • Brother and sister carve down the fresh morning corduroy

Program Highlights

Our specific scheduled class content guarantees progression throughout the winter, and we make every effort to keep the same instructor with their group for each session for continuity (not guaranteed). Your child will develop as an independent snow slider, building skills for the entire mountain and making new friends along the way! Depending on your child’s skill level they could experience some or all of the following:

  • Introduction to and the development of skiing and snowboarding fundamentals including understanding and handling their equipment, gliding, first turns, linked turns, safe chairlift riding, slope management, and more.
  • All-mountain skills that will be taught include navigating steeper terrain, bumps, trees, NASTAR, carving, mountain etiquette, and more.
  • Introductory freestyle elements such as first jibs, airs, grabs and terrain park safety.

The fine print

Meeting/Arrival: 

  • 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. 

Cancellations:

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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