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Snowburners at Durango Mountain ResortSnowburners is designed for skiers and snowboarders of all levels from ages 4-12.  The program focuses on learning new skills while emphasizing safe skiing and riding.  Participants must be of age by January 1, 2014.  Space is limited and classes are filled first come, first serve.  Average class size is 6-8. Class times are 9:00 am -12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Program Cost:
Registration   (October 28th – December 16th)    $240
Late Registration (December 17 – January 3rd, space permitting)  $259

Saturday Snowburners Calendar:
January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 1*

Sunday Snowburners Calendar:
January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2*

Thursday Snowburners Calendar (4 – 5 year olds only):
January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6*

*All programs meet 8 sessions over a 9 week period
(No classes President’s Day weekend on February 15th, 16th and 20th)

Getting Started

All parents/guardians of participants in the program must read, sign and submit a Release of Liability Form in order for their child to participate in the program.

Print the Release of Liability Form. Click Here.

Purgatory Ski and Ride School - Best in the SouthwestMeeting Places
• All Saturday and Sunday sessions (including 4-5 year olds) meet in Columbine area, which is located at the entrance to the resort.
• Thursday 4-5 year olds sessions meet at the base of chair lift #4, directly across from the exit of the main rental shop on the second floor of Village Center.
• Please arrive 30 minutes early on the first day.

Attendance and Tardiness
• If you are late for a session and the class has left the Columbine beginner area, we will be unable to locate your class.  Please do not call DMR if you will be late.
• It is very important that all beginners attend every session.
• If you are unable to attend a session, there will be no make-up session.

• Registration is fully refundable until December 23, 2013, after which 50% of the registration fee is refundable through January 3, 2014.  After January 3, 2014, registration is not refundable.
• There are no refunds or make-up days for missed sessions.

Items your child will need to bring
• Appropriate warm clothing: Hat, eye protection, only ONE pair of socks, snow pants, mittens or gloves.  Helmets are required.
• Ski passes are not included with the cost of registration. Please make sure your child has a ski pass or lift ticket on their person before dropping him/her off.  Please contact the Purgatory ticket office for pass prices 970.385.2149.  (Contact the Purgatory ticket office to learn more about the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade student pass specials.)
• Please apply sunscreen and take your child to the restroom before class.
• Fully functioning skiing or boarding equipment. Your child will have a much better experience if he/she has equipment that is the proper size.  If you need extra advice, help, or seasonal ski rentals, please call Purgatory Ski Rentals, 970.382.2182.
• All snowboarders must have a snowboard with metal edges, a P-tex base and a safety leash.  Please use snowboard boots rather than winter boots.


Celebrate a family-friendly Mushroom Festival on August 23rd at Durango Mountain Resort.

2013 Mushroom Festival
Guided Mushroom Hunt

Participate in a guided hunt at 9:30 am with state recognized Wild Mushroom Expert, Chris Ricci, proprietor of Majesty Mushrooms.  A quick shuttle ride will take you to the backside of the mountain to hunt for edible mushrooms with mushroom expert Chris Ricci where you’ll find mushrooms on the mountain that you can take with you to enjoy.  Savor a tasty lunch after your hunt then be transported back to the resort’s base area.   

Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival

From 3-6 pm, the Festival features live music, educational seminars by Majesty Mushrooms and San Juan Mycology, beer & wine samples, small plates of delicious local and exotic mushrooms dishes, and a mushroom-infused dessert from local artisan ice cream maker, Cream Bean Berry.  Cooking demonstrations by Chef Sergio Verduzco with East by Southwest and Executive Chef Sean Clark with El Moro Spirits & Tavern.  Kids 12 & under will enjoy crafts, fun activities, and kid-friendly food and beverages.  

Register Now!

Mushroom Festival from 3- 6 pm includes mushroom-inspired small plates, wine & beer samples, live music, cooking demonstrations, & educational seminars:
            $40 per person
            Kids 12 and under

Guided Mushroom Hunt from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm includes transportation, expert guide, & lunch:
            $40 per person
             Kids 3 and under are FREE

Combination Festival and Hunt - save when you attend both events!
            $70 for adults
            $40 for kids 12 and under

Register Now for the Musroom Hunt!

Save 15% on Lodging at Durango Mountain Resort!

Make it a weekend and stay at Durango Mountain Resort while attending the Mushroom Festival!   

Enjoy the convenience of slopeside lodging just steps from the Mushroom Festival!  

With a variety of activities at the resort whether you want to chill out or experience the thrills of the mountain, you’ll appreciate the breathtaking scenery of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains at your doorstep!  

Kick back and relax by the pool and hot tubs, get pampered at the day spa and take in the scenery on the chairlift.  Enjoy the hiking and mountain biking trails, or ride down the Alpine Slide.  

Durango Mountain Resort has something for everyone include a variety of restaurants and shops for your weekend getaway!  

Book Now and Save 15% on Lodging at Durango Mountain Resort!  Call 800-525-0892 or book online:

2014 Mushroom Festival at Durango Mountain Resort