Group Lessons

Last updated: April 1, 2021

Our last day of Group Lessons for Ski & Snowboard School will be on April 4th, 2021

Only intermediate and advanced Private Lessons are available April 10-11 & April 17-18, conditions permitting

Sold Out Lessons

Adult AM Ski: April 2-4 | Adult PM Ski: April 4
Adult PM Board: April 4 

Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School offers expert instruction at every level, on every terrain, while helping guests reach their ski and ride goals.

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Adult/Teen/Kid Group Lessons

Beginner and Intermediate skill levels (Levels 1-6) are welcome in our group lessons. Guests are matched with other guests of a similar ability level. We strive to keep class sizes to a maximum of 5. 

Not sure what your ability level is? Click here to find out!

Reservations are required. Due to limited availability, we recommend reserving your lessons as far in advance as possible.

2020/2021 Adult, Teen & Kids Group Lesson Rates

Group lessons do not include lift tickets or rentals.

Lesson Length

Times Available

2.5 Hour Session 9:30am-12pm $95
2.5 Hour Session  1pm-3:30pm $95

*2.5 hours lesson includes 15 minutes of organization.


Group Lessons for 4 and 5 year old children are not available for the 2020/2021 season due to COVID-19 operations. No exceptions. Please refer to our Private Lesson options and pricing.

Advanced lessons (levels 7-9) and those looking to focus on specific skills, please refer to our Private Lesson options and pricing.

Looking for a more individual, private experience for you or your friends and family? Check out our Private Lesson options!

Group Lessons Information

  • On snowy days, please allow adequate time to get to the resort ahead of your scheduled lesson. We recommend leaving Durango 1-1.5 hours ahead of lesson on days where road conditions are not clear. Check the Snow Report for updated road conditions before heading to the resort.
  • All group lesson participants must have a valid season pass or lift ticket. Lift tickets and equipment rentals are not included with Group Lesson purchase.
  • Availability is limited. Advanced reservations and payment required. Reservations can be made up until 2pm the day prior to your desired lesson time.
  • Adult/Teen Group Lessons are for guests ages 13 and up.
  • We strive to keep class sizes to a maximum of 5. 
  • Helmets are required for students ages 12 and under, and strongly recommended for everyone.
  • Gratuities for Instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

Meeting Place

All levels meet in the Columbine Beginner Area.

A member of guest services will direct you toward the meetup location. Look for the Ski School signs.

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Rescheduling Lessons

If you are unable to make your morning lesson and would like to move to the afternoon, please swing by the Ski & Snowboard School desk (located in the Village Center building) or forward email confirmation to [email protected] with a brief explanation of the reason for rescheduling.

Cancellation Policy

Within 48 hours of the lesson purchase, you are eligible for a 100% refund paid to the payment device used to purchase your lesson. Lessons are not refundable or transferable on the date valid. Cancellations and refunds must be made by emailing [email protected].

Learn More

Questions? Visit our FAQ page. For more information about Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School, email [email protected]