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Kids Ski FREE

Weekdays. Weekends. Nearly Every Day.

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Book Kids Ski FREE + 25% Off Lodging

Kids 12 and younger ski FREE when you stay 4 nights at Purgatory Resort, plus purchase 3-day lift tickets for mom and dad. Guests also get 25% off resort lodging.

Available 11/19/2016– 04/04/2017.

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Every Day Family Fun

Purgatory Resort is chock full of kid- and family-friendly fun, from sleigh rides to snowmobiling and dog sledding to discovering Animas City. And of course skiing and snowboarding. If your alpine adventure includes taking your family to town, be sure to check out the Durango & Silverton Railroad, one of the most popular and memorable family activities in southern Colorado. And don’t forget to build a snowman and have a snowball fight!

 kids skiing Animas CityAnimas City

Ski or ride through little house and building facades in this fun play zone for kids and parents alike.

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tubing father son funTubing Hill

For just $10 per tube per hour, your family can giggle–or scream–your way down multiple high-speed snow-covered tubing lanes at Snow Coaster’s Tubing Hill.

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Dog Sledding

A memorable adventure for all ages, sled dogs from Durango Dog Ranch depart from the kennel at the base area every hour, Thursdays through Sundays, to transport you and your family along a scenic winter trail.

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horse drawn sleigh ride base area

Sleigh Rides

Every evening, draft horses from Buck’s Livery take a sleigh full of guests on a picturesque mountain sleigh ride. Sleighs depart daily from the base area at 4pm, 4:45pm and 5:30pm.

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snowmobile group headlights onSnowmobile Adventures

An unforgettable experience, Snowmobile Adventures offers one- to four-hour family-friendly guided tours that start at Purgatory Resort and take you through forested trails in the surrounding mountains.

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Purgatory’s kids’ group lessons are designed to be the most fun, playful learning experience for kids. Purgatory’s Children’s Specialists will help improve your child’s confidence, balance and skills. Group instruction is available for kids ages 4-12.

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the den purgatory slope side childcare The Den Child Care

The Den is a licensed guest child care facility, providing a safe, interactive and engaging environment. Children ages two months to four years enjoy high-quality care including creative indoor projects and outdoor snow play. Hourly, half- and full-day care is available.

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