DURANGO, CO, January 2012…..Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has announced two new programs during January 2012 for children and adults who want to learn how to ski and snowboard. January is national Learn to Ski & Ride Month, so Purgatory is offering two deals to get adults and children out of hibernation and on to the slopes this winter!
3-Session Start ‘em off Right Beginner Package only $99
3 morning half-day ski or snowboard lessons for adults/children
3 days of basic rental equipment
3 days of beginner lift tickets
Upon completion of the 3-session beginner program, “graduates” may purchase a season pass for $99 and continue to practice his/her skiing or riding skills for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season! This package provides savings of nearly $250 for the lessons, rentals and lift tickets alone.
Learn to Ski & Ride Beginner Day Deal is $49
1 morning half-day ski or snowboard beginner lesson for adults/children
1 day of basic rental equipment
1 day of beginner lift ticket
This package provides savings of more than $65.
"Snow sports are fun and easier to learn than many people think," said Mark Garrity, director of Purgatory Ski and Ride School. "You can burn a lot of calories, meet fantastic people and have an experience that can be shared among friends and family."
These new packages are only valid at Purgatory during the month of January as part of national “Learn to Ski & Ride Month” and are geared toward people who have never skied or snowboarded and want to learn. Basic rental packages include skis/snowboards, boots, poles and helmet. Pre-registration is required for participation. Visit www.skipurg.com/lssm for details and to register.
General information about getting ready for a snow sports experience is available at www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org.
Durango Mountain Resort is recognized as a top family-friendly resort and has one of the best Ski and Ride Schools in the region. Purgatory provides snow enthusiasts many ways to enjoy the winter wonderland with 88 trails, five terrain parks and 1,360 skiable acres. With 10 chairlifts and rarely any lines, it’s simple to zip around the mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery amidst the rugged San Juan Mountains.