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More Trails Opening in Time for the Holidays!

Our snowmaking crew continues to work around the clock to get more terrain open. We’re capitalizing on every opportunity to make and push snow – and I’m excited to report that we’ll be opening our first beginner terrain starting today, with more coming online this weekend! Here’s what you can expect: Starting today, we’re opening […]

We’re Opening a Top to Bottom Route

Purgatory opens a top-to-bottom route today! The temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking, and we’re excited to be opening the following this morning: Paradise Cherub Tinker’s Dam Lower Pandemonium West Fork El Diablo Lift 1 (Purgatory Village Express) Lift 2 (Engineer Lift) Lift 6 at the Midway Load (Needles Lift) We continue to have several […]

Huge Snowmaking Push!

This week we’ve had phenomenal temperatures for snowmaking: with lows in the single digits, we’ve been able to make snow since 2 a.m. on Monday without stopping! When we can make snow in these extended, 24-hour stretches, we can cover a lot more ground (literally). We’re gunning to open a top-to-bottom route by this weekend, […]

Purgatory Opens Tomorrow!

Winter is nearly here. With snow falling (and more in the forecast!) it’s looking and feeling a lot like winter. We are excited to get this season started tomorrow! Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to see live feeds from the mountain this afternoon!  In the meantime, here’s a quick update on what to […]

1 Week to Go!

We’re one week from Purgatory’s opening day, and we’ve had our coldest nights of the season this week at the mountain! Over the last 48 hours, we’ve made excellent progress making snow on last year’s opening day route (Lift 2 to Powder House to West Fork to El Diablo). We’re already a week ahead of […]

It’s Snowing at Purgatory!

Snowmaking operations began last night! We started at about 9:30 and kept going through 3 a.m. this morning. We hit the coldest areas between the top and bottom of Lift 2. It was a solid first night of snowmaking operations – we could be making snow again as early as tonight and again this Friday, […]