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A Few of Our Favorite 18/19 Powder Pics

With Purgatory crossing the 300″ mark today (we’re at 308″ to be precise and Open Snow forecasts even more through Thursday), we’ve compiled our most stoke-worthy photos (so far!) from the 2018-2019 season, including our favorite Instagram shots from YOU! Keep tagging us (@skipurg) in your powder photos for a chance to be featured on […]

Purgatory Adds Ski Days to the Calendar!

Winter Continues: Purgatory and Hesperus Add Ski Days to the Calendar   Durango, Colo: With Purgatory Resort crossing the 300” mark for total snowfall this morning and sister mountain Hesperus Ski Area reporting 188”, both ski areas announced today they are adding ski days to the 2018-2019 winter. Purgatory is extending the daily operating schedule […]

Our Favorite March Events

Bluebird days on the mountain are the epitome of spring skiing at Purgatory! What goes best with sunny skies and perfect weather? Our series of March events! Our classic lineup features plenty of exciting activities for the whole family, including opportunities for the kiddos to get creative and the adults to indulge in local brews! […]

The Powder Photos You NEED to See

Purgatory has received epic amounts of powder over the last week for a storm total of 46 inches in the last 72 hours! Plus, more than a foot fell earlier this week, bringing our weekly total over five feet!!! On Friday, the snow kept piling up and almost overtook the unofficial snow stake! We’re celebrating […]

Historic Snow is Forecasted This Week!

Purgatory Resort is getting hit this week with powder dump after powder dump! With 10 inches already adding up over the last day and more than 3 FEET more forecasted through the rest of the week, we’re in for record-breaking snow totals! Here’s what Joel Gratz, founding meteorologist at OpenSnow has to say about the […]

Families Love Spring Break at Purgatory!

Clear blue skies, smooth groomers, and long, sunny days that feel like they never end–welcome to spring skiing at Purgatory! With excellent beginner terrain, lessons for the whole family, plus plenty of thrills for intermediate and advanced skiers, Purgatory is your #1 destination for spring break! Here’s your guide to creating the perfect spring break […]

Valentine’s Day at Purgatory

With only a few days before the 14th, perhaps you’re realizing it’s time to make some plans with that special guy or gal in your life. Strapped for ideas? Purgatory’s got you covered. Dinner at Purgy’s You can enjoy dinner in town any old night, but why not kick things up a notch and head […]

Introducing Community Benefit Days

This Sunday, Purgatory will host our first Community Benefit Day, previously known as Locals Benefit Days. The name and program have changed a bit, although the heartbeat of this initiative–to positively impact local non-profits–remains the same. A New Name Purgatory decided to change Locals Benefit Days to Community Benefit Days to better reflect the program […]

New Year’s Day Powder! See the Photos

Mother Nature kicked off the New Year with 22 inches of snow! It was an epic powder day at Purgatory Resort, with face shots and fluffy turns galore. Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the day! Check the snow report for the latest trail openings and mountain updates! Plan your next day […]

Purgatory Snowcat Adventures Start Mid-Jan!

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Backcountry skiing and snowboarding has been gaining in popularity and with good cause. Providing access to untouched powder, amazing lines, incredible scenery, and no crowds, backcountry skiing is truly a special experience. Don’t have the gear? Don’t know where to safely go? Don’t want to slog uphill? Let Purgatory Snowcat Adventures take care of that […]

Holiday Event Guide 2018

The holidays have arrived and Purgatory Resort is celebrating with plenty of festive events, activities, and experiences for all ages! Here’s a roundup of our favorites from Christmas through New Years Eve. You don’t want to miss these memory-making activities at the resort. Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit Purgatory 12/22/18 Santa and Mrs. Clause are […]

Columbine Area Opens Tomorrow!

The snowmaking temperatures have been fantastic, our snowmaking crew’s efforts have been relentless and we’re excited to announce that Purgatory will not only be open top to bottom tomorrow (see the video) but we’ll also be running the Graduate Lift and Columbine Magic Carpet! Graduate and the Columbine Magic Carpet services one of our beginner […]

Top to Bottom Skiing!

Purgatory opens this Saturday, November 17, and we are stoked to announce that we will be open top to bottom! We managed to get a few minutes with Sam Williams, Purgatory’s senior director of mountain operations, to tell us what we can expect beginning Opening Day: PURG: Top to bottom access! What trails will be […]

First Snow–See the Photos!

Winter is just around the corner and El Niño is off to a great start with over 3″ of snow falling overnight at Purgatory! Plus, OpenSnow is forecasting up to 13 more inches by the end of the week. Keep an eye on our live cam as the snow continues to fall, then head up […]

The Snow’s Coming

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Yesterday, we shared Unofficial Networks’ post that our mountains could start seeing snow as early as this weekend. Plus, snow was spotted Pigeon and Turret just this afternoon – check it out! With natural snow in the forecast, we talked with Josh Hamill, our head of snowmaking, about how Purg is preparing to create its […]