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Scavenger Hunt Adventures

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Recently our friends at Southwest Cycling Coalition, a non-profit that advocates for the cycling community in the Southwest, had a great idea. They created a series of scavenger hunts for adults and kids alike when the shelter in place order went into effect to encourage riders to get out on the trails safely. If you […]

We’re #MissingPurg

A happy group at Purgatory Resort.
From proposals and snowy selfies to happy kids and beautiful days, we have a lot of reasons for #MissingPurg. Special moments with our favorite ski buddies and family members are created time and time again at Purgatory Resort. A big thank you to everyone who shared their memories and photos with us! We’ve loved walking […]

Meet the Power Pass Resorts

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Make it your 2020/2021 goal to explore one or all eight of the Power Pass resorts The most powerful pass in the Southwest gives you unlimited access to eight Power Pass resorts. And while we love seeing you on the slopes of Purgatory, we’d like to introduce you to the rest of the collective. Many […]

Tips for Raising a Power Kid

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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 […]

Introducing the Power Pass Select

Enjoy your home mountain of Purgatory while exploring the rest of the Southwest   The Power Pass Select is the newest addition to the Power Pass lineup for the 2020/2021 season. Offering unlimited skiing and snowboarding at six different locations, this pass is your ticket to exploring other resorts in the Power Pass collective while […]

Which Season Pass Option Is Right For You? (Infographic)

Explore your season pass options with this fun infographic   Purgatory Resort is excited to offer multiple season pass options for the 2020/2021 season. From the classic Power Pass that offers unrestricted access at all collective resorts to the NEW Power Pass Select, you have a wide range of season pass options to choose from. […]

A Letter To Our Purgatory Family

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We hope you and your family and friends remain safe and healthy during these uncertain and challenging times. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have been hurt by this pandemic in one way or another, as well as the many courageous members of our community continuing to provide us with health care, […]

Durango Dreaming

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Durango Dreaming: The past few weeks have us daydreaming of rugged mountain landscapes and the snowy slopes of our home away from home. Purgatory is a special place, tucked away in the San Juan Mountains. We miss the stirring sunrises, stunning alpenglow and everything in between, but we know the mountains will be waiting for […]

Meet Lida and Carson, Purgatory’s Ski Patrol Dogs

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Dogs make everything better. And today, for National Puppy Day, Purgatory would like to introduce the resort’s two ski patrol dogs — Lida and Carson. Lida and Carson are both American Field Labradors and are brother and sister (from different litters). Lida is 4-years-old and the certified ski patrol dog. Carson is 3-years-old, and is […]

Purgatory Resort Uphill Traffic Policy Remains In Effect

Purgatory Resort asks that guests refrain from all uphill access while the ski area is closed.  Purgatory suspended all mountain operations on March 15 due to an executive order from Colorado Governor Jared Polis. The order requires that all ski areas in the state of Colorado remain closed through April 6. Purgatory leases the land […]

Purgatory’s Suspended Operations Extended Two Weeks

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Resort officials announced Purgatory Resort operations remain suspended after Governor Polis amended his executive order directing Colorado’s downhill ski resorts to extend their closure by two more weeks through April 6. Purgatory’s general manager, Dave Rathbun said, “Everyone at Purgatory wants to say ‘thank you’ to all of our local healthcare professionals for their long […]

Purgatory To Suspend Operations March 15-22

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Purgatory To Suspend Operations March 15-22 Decision Follows Executive Order From Colorado Governor Polis Durango, CO: Resort officials announced that Purgatory will suspend operations effective March 15-22, 2020 in compliance with Governor Polis’ Executive Order. The order directs Colorado’s downhill ski resorts to suspend operations for one week. The Governor will continue to monitor the […]

Read a Note From Our General Manager

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As I write this, snow is falling and there’s a fresh coat of powder spread across the mountain. We continue to show up each day to provide you, our valued employees, passholders and guests, an unparalleled skiing experience right here in the San Juan Mountains. And let me tell you — the skiing is pretty […]

Spring Break Snow!

The snow was falling when we woke up this morning and hasn’t taken a break since! Conditions are fun and Open Snow is forecasting over a FOOT of snow over the next ten days. Check out photos taken this morning (Friday) below. For snow report updates and to view the groomed trail report, click here. […]

3/13 COVID-19 Update

Click here to read the previous COVID-19 update. To our valued guests, employees and community members we first want to say thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work to address COVID-19. Purgatory Resort remains committed to being open daily through April 12 and all scheduled events are still on. Please continue to […]