• Lodging
  • Tickets
Plan Your Vacation
Plan Your Vacation

Mountain Blog

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

Man riding bike with big smile
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

purgatory aerial power pass resorts
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. […]

A Letter To Our Purgatory Family

Purgatory Staff Photo
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

durango dreaming aerial lift 3
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

ski patrol dogs
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

newsletter hero scenic storm
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 […]