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Kids Group Lessons

Let the Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School help your little snow slider develop a lifelong love of snow sports.

Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School includes certified Children’s Specialist Instructors who will help improve your child’s skills, whether it’s their first or 50th on-snow experience. Our expert staff is trained specifically to help children build their confidence and skill while having tons of fun!

kids lessons ski school employeeEARLY SEASON SKI & SNOWBOARD PRIVATE LESSONS:

Group lessons are not available prior to December 18, 2020. Private lessons for all levels and ages are available starting opening day. Early season terrain may restrict access for first-timers and beginning ability levels until the magic carpet is available. Please refer to our Private Lesson options and pricing. For more information, please call (970) 385-2149.

2020/2021 Kids Group Lessons (Levels 1-6)

Group Lessons for 4 and 5 year old children are not available for the 2020/2021 season. Please refer to our Private Lesson options and pricing.

Inside the beginner learning areas, your children ages 6-12 will be introduced to the sensation of skiing or snowboarding right away — utilizing specially designed snow features to control their speed while they focus on moving, playing and having fun. They’ll enjoy their favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) winter activity while making new snow friends in a fun, safe environment.

Beginner and Intermediate skill levels (Levels 1-6) are welcome for kids group lessons. Your snow slider will be matched with other children accordingly with class sizes of no more than 5. Advanced lessons (levels 7-9) are only available as private lessons. Please refer to our Private Lesson options and pricing.

Lesson Rates

Group lessons do not include lift tickets or rentals.

Lesson Length

Times Available

2.5 Hour Session9:30am-12pm$95
2.5 Hour Session1pm-3:30pm$95

*2.5 hours lesson includes 15 minutes of organization.


Advanced reservations for all Group Lesson products and times is required 72 hours in advance. Click the link below to book your lesson today!
*Please note, only private lessons are available through December 17.


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

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Lesson Information

  • Kids’ Group Lessons are for Guests ages 6 to 12.
  • 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.
  • Don’t forget ages 10 and under get a free Power Kids Season Pass! Learn more.
  • Availability is limited. Advanced reservations and payment required.
  • Maximum group size is 5 participants.
  • Helmets are required.
  • Please inform us of allergies prior to check in.
  • All children must be toilet trained.
  • Gratuities for Instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.


flaik System

What is flaik? flaik is a GPS-based alpine guest tracking system. Children enrolled in lift-served lessons will be equipped with a lightweight locator.

The Ski & Snowboard School staff uses this technology to track their students’ progress. Images are captured multiple times per second, allowing detailed analysis of location and turn shape. Parents and children can review and relive the day at the end of the lesson.

This system ensures increased safety and peace of mind for both parents and instructors.

Learn More

After booking your lesson make sure to watch this Welcome to Purgatory video. For more information about Purgatory Ski & Snowboard School, call 970-385-2149 or email purgschool@purgatoryresort.com.