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PHOTOS: Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

The Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide relay race was yesterday! For those of you who haven’t seen this event, relay teams made up of two people race in either the 60-minute “fun run” or the more challenging 90-minute race. Participants (nearly all in costume) run or hike up the tubing hill (towing their tube behind […]

Snowdown Parade!

Purgatory Resort is a proud sponsor of Snowdown 2018! We have a huge lineup of activities happening this weekend, especially on Sunday! To see the full list of Snowdown events happening at Purgatory, click here. Otherwise, here are a few of our favorite photos from tonight’s Snowdown Light Parade. We had a blast making and […]

10″ of Snow! Here’s the Latest Trail Openings

It was a powder day at Purgatory on Sunday! After picking up 10″ of snow, we opened several advanced trails, including Styx, No Mercy, Catharsis and Lower Bull Run. While we’re all enjoying the new snowfall (and we’re eyeing another front that may come our way at the end of the week), snowmaking continues: we’re […]

Lift 8 is Now Open!

Purgatory opened Lift 8 yesterday! Check out a few of the photos in the post!

10″ of Snow and the Biggest Trail Opening Day of the Year

Purgatory picked up 10″ since Monday night and we just opened 11 new trails – including top-to-bottom skiing on Lift 3! We now have 40 trails open – here are the new trails you’ll be skiing on the backside (see the trail map): Airmail Upper Bank Boogie Cool It Hermosa Parkway Nirvana Peace Salvation Silvertip […]

5″ of Snow and More Trails Announced!

It’s snowing at Purgatory! Last night, our mountain operations team had a fantastic night of snowmaking, and thanks to their efforts and the 5″ of snow we received, we’re opening Boogie and Mercy (see the trail map)! More trails will be opening soon and we expect more snow today! Stay tuned for more updates!

The Snow is Coming and We’re Opening More Trails!

Our mountain teams are getting ready for the next storm that’s headed our way: our own weather station is predicting a foot or more today and tomorrow! We’re excited! We’re also getting ready: ski patrol will drop the ropes on five new trails this morning, including backside trails Where, Zinfandel and Airmail. Frontside trails Sa’s […]

4″ of Snow & More’s Coming

Purgatory picked up 4″ of snow on Saturday night and woke up to a bluebird, powder morning this morning! Check out a few of our favorite photos from the last 24 hours, and keep an eye on our weather station: it’s forecasting a snowy week!   All photos courtesy of Scott DW Smith.

Night Skiing Extended + a NYE to Remember

Thank you to everyone who ended 2017 at Purgatory Resort. The music, the celebrations, the skiing, the tubing, the rail jam – everything – was an absolute blast! With 2018 fully underway, here are a few mountain updates you’ll want to know about: * Snow is in the forecast starting this weekend and we’re still […]

New Lift, Trails and Park for New Year’s Eve!

  Just in time for tonight’s NYE Night Rail Jam, the Divine Comedy (DC) Terrain Park opened this morning! Located just up from the Beach near Lift 1, the park opened with nine features. Registration for tonight’s NYE Night Rail Jam is available today – learn more. Today we also opened Lift #3, the Hermosa […]

Introducing FREE Lessons at Purgatory!

Purgatory opened the Columbine area today! Now, guests can enjoy top-to-bottom skiing, night skiing and new beginner terrain. With Purgatory’s additional beginner terrain now open and Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month just a few short weeks away, we sat down with Purgatory’s Ski School Director Val Schwiderski to learn about learning at Purg:   […]

We’re Skiing Under the Stars!

Purgatory opened for night skiing last Saturday! Night skiing hours are Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full-day lift tickets include night-time skiing, and Purgatory and Hesperus season passholders get unlimited access after 4 p.m. daily. If you’re interested in night skiing […]

Night Skiing Returns to Purgatory!

For the first time in more than 15 years, Purgatory will offer night skiing! Starting this Saturday, Purgatory will operate the Graduate Lift 7 in the Columbine area from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Night skiing hours begin at 4 p.m. in the […]

Snow is Coming: Purgatory Opens Saturday!

Purgatory opens this Saturday, and we couldn’t be more excited to get the season started. With snow looking more and more likely starting Thursday (see our weather station here), it could be a snowy opening day. We’ll continue to watch the weather to see what materializes – as of today, here is what we’re expecting […]

The Game-Changing Burton Binding is Coming to Purgatory!

Order the Burton Step On binding at the Burton shop at Purgatory. Demos available 11/18. After four years of development and five months in secrecy, the Burton Step On binding has officially been released. While clip-in bindings (as opposed to strap-on) have been around since the 1990s, they’ve focused on convenience instead of performance. So […]