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Why We Love Our Mountain Moms

At Purgatory, we love finding ways to celebrate families. Families are the inspiration for everything we do on the mountain, from creating new summer activities (like the Inferno Mountain Coaster and new family-friendly mountain bike trails) to building new lifts and trails for the winter. Moms give and give and give–and we get to see […]

Find Your Adventure at Purgatory Resort

Located just 30 minutes from Durango and surrounded by hundreds of miles of pristine single track, Purgatory is the epicenter of Southwest Colorado adventure. From the Purgatory Bike Park to high alpine hiking trails to stand-up paddleboarding and yoga, your next adventure begins in the San Juan Mountains. To get a jumpstart on your summer […]

Our Favorite Photos From the 17/18 Season

That’s a wrap on the 2017-2018 ski season! From fireworks and night rail jams to pond skimming and powder days, we had a blast all winter long. All of us at Purgatory want to thank you for such a great season! To celebrate, we’re looking back at some of our favorite photos from the year. […]

Everyone Skis FREE for Closing Weekend!

This weekend, April 21-22, Purgatory Resort will offer FREE lift tickets to all resort guests for our mountain’s closing weekend! We’ve had a blast skiing and riding with you during the 17/18 season, and we can’t think of any better way to cap it off than by doing one more weekend for FREE.   Be […]

9 Reasons to Purchase by the 14th

With just a few days left before April 14th, this is the perfect time to take advantage of our no-interest payment plan. Purchase your Power Pass or Power Products by April 14th to receive 9 monthly payments. Your winter pass will be paid in full by November 30th–just in time for ski season! If you […]

See Our New Expanded Hours and Pond Skim Video!

Last weekend was so. much. fun. at Purgatory! From the pond skimming contest to the Aeromyth tribute concert on the Beach to the sunshine and amazing weather, the vibe was distinctly celebratory at Purg. We’ve enclosed a video and a few of our favorite photos from the weekend, and we’re excited to keep the party […]

PHOTOS: What First Chair Looks Like on a Powder Day

Here’s what 8″ of snow looks like when you’re the first one on the mountain! Bluebird days are on tap now through Saturday evening, and Open Snow says Purgatory will pick up more snow starting Saturday night through Monday. As a reminder, Purgatory is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase your discounted […]

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.