Tips for Raising a Power Kid
For the parents who want to share their passion with their kiddos
Raising a Power Kid at Purgatory is easy. With affordable pass options and a great lineup of lessons for all ages and abilities, your kid will have no problem mastering the mountain. Want to set your child up for a successful ski season? Here are five steps.
Step 1: Start ‘em Young
Even before they are old enough to ski, introduce them to the wonderful world of Purgatory at The Den. The Den offers on-site childcare for kids ages 8 weeks to 5-years-old that includes fun activities and opportunities for kids to get out and play in the snow. Parents can drop their kids off for the day and get some turns in knowing their children are in safe hands.
Step 2: Season Passes
When you’re ready to introduce your child to the slopes, the FREE Power Kids season pass is their ticket to unlimited skiing and snowboarding. Kids ages 10 and younger will enjoy unlimited access at all eight resorts in the Power Pass collective — no strings attached. Simply bring proof of age (for example, a report card) to the ticket office when picking up your kid’s pass.
Parents and guardians: Need to get your season pass? The Power Pass, our premier pass, is now on sale, with exclusive benefits when purchased by May 29. NEW this year, the Parent Share Pass replaces the Parent Transferable Pass, and allows parents of children ages 3 and younger to share one season pass for use at different times. Plus, save 20% off one full day, adult lift ticket when both parents hit the slopes on the same day.
Step 3: Explore Lesson Options
Purgatory offers a lot of fun learning opportunities to help your children learn new skills that will take their skiing and riding to the next level.
Kids group lessons are available for kids ages 4-12. Choose from either a half day or full day lesson. Group lessons are perfect for kids of all abilities — from first-time skiers and snowboarders to experienced rippers looking to improve further — and allow parents the flexibility of choosing when their children’s lessons are.
Snowburners offers several multi-week programs that provide children ages 4-12 with the ability to master new skills and techniques while emphasizing safe skiing and riding at Purgatory. Snowburners is an excellent option for consistent skillbuilding, with sessions offered in the morning and afternoon.
All Terrain Pioneers (ATP) allows kids and teens ages 8-17 (ages 6 & 7 with verified exceptions) to master challenging terrain and level up on their current skillset. A freestyle-specific ATP is also available for kids and teens looking to master their terrain park skills. Specific scheduled class content guarantees progression throughout the winter.
Step 4: Join the Purgatory Ski and Ride Team
If you’re interested in getting your kids into the competitive side of snowsports, check out the Purgatory Ski and Ride Team (PST). PST offers alpine, freeride, freestyle and gromlins programs to help your child excel in their favorite discipline.
Step 5: Family Ski Trips!
There’s a lot to love about Purgatory. But when you want to take the family on a ski trip and explore other mountains, the Power Pass Collective has got your back. With both the Power Pass and the FREE Power Kids season pass, you have the freedom to explore other ski areas such as Hesperus, Arizona Snowbowl, Brian Head, Sipapu, Pajarito and Nordic Valley. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to check out The Greatest Snow on Earth® at Brian Head, Arizona Snowbowl’s Upper Bowl expert terrain or Sipapu, northern New Mexico’s oldest ski resort.