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Meet the Purgatory Bike Park Trails

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The Purgatory Bike Park features almost 20 trails that include fast, flowy downhill as well as cross-country style riding. Trails range from mellow and fun for riders of all skill levels, to steep and technical that challenge even the most experienced riders. Read on to learn about some of our favorites and check out the trail […]

Late Season Wildflowers Around Purgatory Resort

wildflowers scenic chairlift sunrise
The San Juan Mountains are lovely this time of year, especially with wildflowers in full bloom right now. If you didn’t get to check out the early season wildflowers, you won’t want to miss these three late season wildflowers. Here are three beautiful blooms you can still catch on the tail end of summer.  Fireweed  […]

July 29 Photos

the night sky at Purgatory
We can’t decide if we love early mornings or late evenings more at the resort. Mornings bring a sense of peace and calm as the sun crests over the Needles and illuminates the mountains. At night, the stars shine even brighter in the dark wilderness sky. Spend the evening with us and see for yourself! […]

Announcing Bike Park Leaderboard Contest

mountain bike purgatory bike park action
Today is International Ride MTB Day! Have you heard of the Bike Park Leaderboard? This fun tool allows our passholders to track days ridden and vertical feet gained at the Purgatory Bike Park. This year, we are teaming up with our friends at SPY Optics to give away a prize package to the top two […]

Photos From July 15

The wildflowers are in bloom with lupine, phlox, paintbrush and more providing pops of color around the mountain. When you visit, make sure to stick around for sunset and to witness amazing alpenglow on the San Juan Mountains. Check out photos of both, featuring Nesta the happy rottweiler, taken on July 15 below. If you haven’t booked […]

4th of July in the San Juans

Temperatures are looking hot this weekend. Escape the heat and retreat to the mountains for the 4th of July! Not sure what to do? Here are a few of our favorite activities. RZR Rentals Purgatory Resort’s partner Colorado Outback Adventures offers RZR rentals. Also called side-by-sides, these all-terrain vehicles are perfect for off-road terrain and […]

The New Shangri-La Trail

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The Purgatory Bike Park is excited to announce that the lower portion of the Shangri-La mountain bike trail is complete and is now open daily! Our newest trail provides access to terrain for riders of all skill levels that is unique and a first of its kind in the area. Shangri-La offers a wide variety […]

Plan Your Day at Purg

Getting hot in town? Come on up to the cool mountains to enjoy fantastic views, wildflowers and favorite activities such as the Inferno Mountain Coaster, alpine slide, downhill biking and more. Read on to learn what’s open, what’s new and what to expect this season. Activities This summer we’re offering seven activities: The Inferno Mountain […]

Great Gifts for Dad

Gift ideas for Father's Day
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21. Make sure to thank dad for all he does — and while you’re at it treat him to something nice. Not sure what to get? We’ve got some ideas for you! Gear from Purg Sports Swing in Purgatory Sports at 2615 Main Ave to check out all of […]

Scavenger Hunt Adventures

swcc scavenger hunt kids bike
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

A mom teaching her Power Kid/ daughter how to ski
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. […]