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Snowburners 3-Week

2018 December (3 Week) Program

Registration Fee: $150 full day • $120 half day

For more information, email Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School.


kids group snowboard lessonPurgatory Ski & Snowboard School offers a 3-week Snowburners session in December for families who want to jump-start the ski season or add on to the traditional Snowburners 8-Week January-March program. Learn more about our Snowburners 8-Week program.

If your young skier or snowboarder is age 3-12 and excited to learn new skills and techniques, Purgatory’s Snowburners program is their gateway to mastering new skills while emphasizing safe skiing and riding.

Snowburners 3-Week meets once a week for 3 weeks in December, in either morning or afternoon sessions. Students must be of age by January 1, 2019. Space is limited and classes are filled first come, first served.

Program Highlights:

  • Add on season-long rentals with your Snowburners purchase for $100! Includes skis/snowboards, boots, poles and a mid-season tune up. Available for pick-up at Purgatory Sports (2615 Main Ave.) on 10/15/18.
  • Hot cocoa is FREE (limit one per participant, per class).
  • We’ve gone paperless! All paperwork is done online – no extra trip to the office is required.
  • Your child will be assessed at the beginning of the season and again at the half-way point. He or she may be reassigned to another group and instructor depending on his or her skills progression.
  • Drop-off will begin earlier at 8:30AM for 3-5 year olds and 6-12 year olds at both Columbine and the Base Area.

How to Register

Online reservations start September 14, 2018, and end December 1, 2018. Please contact Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School by email at purgschool@purgatoryresort.com if you have any questions about our program.

If your child is 10 years or younger, be sure to add their FREE Power Kids season pass during checkout! Learn more.

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Program Dates & Times

Class Dates
December 1st, 8th and 15th, 2018
Saturday Morning Session 9:00am – Noon
Saturday Afternoon Session 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday Full Day Session 9:00am – 4:00pm

Program Information

  • All participants must have a season pass or lift ticket. Please make sure your child has an attached season pass or lift ticket.
  • Fully functional and properly sized equipment is required. All ski equipment must have current DIN bindings, metal edges and brakes. Non-DIN bindings are not acceptable. All snowboards must have bindings, metal edges, a P-tex base and a safety leash. Riders wear snowboard boots rather than winter boots. Contact your local rental shop if you have questions about equipment.
  • All young children must be potty trained and willing to participate.
  • We make every effort to keep the same instructor with their group for each session, but we cannot guarantee it.
  • A minimum enrollment of 4 students in the same discipline with the same ability level is required in order to form a class.
  • Signing a Release of Liability is included as part of the online registration process.  If for some reason parents do not register online, they must sign a Release of Liability form at check-in for each child in order for them to participate in the program.
  • It is very important that beginners attend every session.
  • There are no refunds or make-up days for missed sessions.
  • If the participant will be late, please contact the instructor via their cell phone to arrange where to meet the class.

Meeting Place

  • On the first day, December 1, accompany your child to Check In in the base between Chair 1 (Purgatory Village Express) and Chair 4 (Twilight) at 8:30am for morning and full-day sessions, and 12:30pm for the afternoon session. Do not put your children in their skis or snowboard equipment during check in. Boots are okay.
  • Apply sunscreen and take your child to the bathroom before class.

Required Paperwork

Signing a Release of Liability is included as part of the online registration process.  If for some reason parents do not register online, they must sign a Release of Liability form at check-in for each child in order for them to participate in the program.

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Attendance and Tardiness

  • There are no refunds or make-up days for missed classes.

What Your Child Needs to Bring

  • Clothing and gear appropriate for conditions: neck gator, goggles, only one pair of socks, snow pants, and non-fleece mittens or gloves.
  • Helmets are required.
  • Snacks, lip balm, sunblock, hand warmers on cold days.
  • Hot cocoa will be available for FREE during breaks (limit one per participant, per class).
  • December Full Day Snowburners must bring a sack lunch, a Mountain Card (available at the Ticket Office) or lunch money.