Local's Programs

Men's & Women's Clinics

Meet new ski buddies while improving your skills in a group of men or Clinics at Durango Mountain Resort - Purgatorywomen of similar skill level. The Men’s and Women’s Program is a 2 ½ hour alpine ski, snowboard or telemark clinic that runs every Wednesday for eight weeks with the same group of students.  These clinics are designed for individuals who have previous experience skiing or snowboarding.  The program includes lessons, video analysis, ski demo opportunities and a wine and cheese event.  Although we make every effort to keep the same instructor with their group for each session, we cannot guarantee it.

Class is on Wednesdays:
- January 7, 14, 21, 28
- February 4, 11, 18, 25

All participants must sign a Release of Liability on the first day in order to participate in the program. All lessons and clinics require a signed release form, which can be downloaded here.

Lift Tickets and equipment are not included. Please contact the Purgatory Ticket Office (970-385-2168) for information about season pass prices.

A minimum of 4 participants enrolled in the same discipline (i.e. Ski, snowboard, telemark) required to form a class.  Groups are formed based on ability levels and similar goals.

Meeting Place
On the first day (January 7th), please join us in the Durango Mountain Club for check-in and a breakfast beginning at 8:30 am.  After breakfast, all groups will meet on the snow at 9:30 by the base of Lift 1.

New for this Season
Refer a friend who hasn’t enrolled in the program for the last 2 seasons and receive a punch card for 3 glasses of beer or wine at any of our food & beverage outlets.  Please call 970-385-2149 and mention your referral prior to the start of the program.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact
Ski & Ride School at 970-385-2149



Getting Started

Ski & Ride School LogoAll lessons and clinics require a signed release form, which can be downloaded herePlease bring form with you to the first session.

We'll make sure you get comfortable with your abilities...and mostly, having fun with family and friends and enjoying the great outdoors at Purgatory!

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