• Lodging
  • Tickets
Plan Your Vacation
Plan Your Vacation

Child Care

slope side child care boy on truckFor children ages 2 months to 4 years, The Den’s dedicated staff provides high quality child care right in Purgatory’s base area. Reservations are highly recommended, especially during holiday seasons.

The Den – Village Plaza

8:30am – 4:30pm every day
(970) 385-2144

The Den is an on-site Guest Childcare Facility, providing a safe, interactive and engaging environment.

Infants are welcome beginning at two months for indoor care, and a peek-a-boo window into the facility plus text updates from staff help give peace of mind to parents on the slopes.

Toddlers through two year olds explore creative indoor projects and outside snow play, weather permitting. Nordic skis and snow toys are provided. 

The Den’s program for three and four year olds is designed to introduce skier and winter environment readiness. Morning Nordic (cross country) lessons work on balance and cross lateral movement. After lunch, kids are encouraged to enjoy more skiing, snow play, or indoor activities. 

2018-2019 Den Rates

Full Day (8:30am–4:30pm) $94 (includes lunch for kids 2-4 years old)
Morning Half Day (8:30am–12:00pm) $70
Afternoon Half Day (1:00pm–4:30pm) $70


Registration for the Den is strongly recommended. Register online by clicking the link below.

Interested in Strider Snowbike lessons for your 3-4 year-old? Click here.

Cancelation Policy

A $20 fee is applied to any reservations canceled within 48 hours of your reservation. 

Child Care Discounts

Power Pass season passholders receive a 10% discount. DMMA members receive a 15% discount. Discounts may not be combined.

Miss Heidi’s Helpful Hints

the den purgatory slope side childcare

  • Label all belongings prior to arrival.
  • Label and supply food, formula bottles (for infants), sippy cups, special toys or blankets.
  • Lunch is included with the Full Day program for kids 2-4 years old. Lunch can be purchased for $2.75 for kids 2 years old and younger.
  • Supply enough of disposable diapers/pull-ups and wipes for all children not toilet trained. Label wipes containers. Bring a change of clothes (accidents do happen!) and appropriate outer wear.
  • Inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions upon check-in.
  • You may need to spend some time while your child adjusts. Always let your child know you are leaving and reassure them that you will return.
  • Parents with proper ID will have access to The Den.
  • Should you desire any additional information, or have any concerns about the welfare of your child, please speak directly with The Den’s dedicated staff.
  • We strive to keep all the children in our care safe and healthy. No child who is too ill to be in day care will be admitted to The Den nor permitted to remain in the facility.

Kids Night Out

Parents can schedule a night out at one of our restaurants or evening activities (parents must stay on property) and entrust their kids ages 2 months to 10 years to Miss Heidi and her licensed staff at Purgatory’s slopeside child care. Kids Night Out always includes dinner, arts and crafts, games, movies, snacks and safe, interactive fun. Select evenings throughout the season from 5:30pm -9pm*. $30 per child. Call 970-385-2144 for information and to make your reservation, or click below.  

Buy Now

*Extended hours on New Year’s Eve


Learn More

After booking your child care reservation make sure to watch this Welcome to Purgatory video. For more information about the Den, call 970-385-2144.