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We’re Re-Opening! See the Details

On June 1st, a wildfire, called the “416 Fire,” was first reported in the Mitchell Lakes area of Hermosa, south of Purgatory Resort along the west side of Highway 550, and Purgatory was forced to temporarily suspend its operations. Firefighting efforts began as soon as it was reported and it continues to be an active […]

Mandatory Evacuations Lifted at Purgatory

La Plata County announced this morning that starting at noon today, 761 residences and 94 businesses that were previously under mandatory evacuation due to the 416 Fire could return to their homes and places of work. This includes Purgatory Resort; we’re encouraged and excited about this news! We are equally eager to welcome both our […]

How You Can Help the Durango Community

As the 416 Fire continues to burn in the San Juan National Forest outside of Durango, our guests–both local and from afar–have been asking us how they can pitch in. Our community has come together during this increasingly difficult time to not only support the firefighters, but those who have been evacuated from their homes […]

Purgatory Resort is Temporarily Closed

Purgatory is currently under mandatory evacuation and has temporarily suspended its operations due to the developing conditions of the 416 Fire.  Please check back for more updates.  Lodging at Purgatory Resort For any questions about lodging reservations, please call (800) 525-0892. Total Adventure Tickets If you purchased Total Adventure Tickets for any days that the […]

Our Favorite Kid-Approved Summer Activities

School’s out and summer has officially begun! With more free time and longer days to fill, we’ve got new additions to your summer itinerary. From our PACK summer camp to more than a dozen Total Adventure Ticket activities to plenty of kid-friendly events, turn this summer into one they’ll never forget! Learn more about PACK […]

Purgatory Bike Park Opens Saturday–Here’s What to Expect

Purgatory opens for the summer season this Saturday, May 26th! We’re kicking off opening weekend with a bang–on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, you can expect live music, drink specials, and plenty of food and fun on our summer activities. Along with the festivities on Saturday, we’ll be celebrating the finish of the IHBC Quarter Horse. […]

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. […]

Utah Joins the Power Pass!

James Coleman, Purgatory and Mountain Capital Partners managing partner, announced today that he will manage and operate Nordic Valley Ski Resort. The full release is enclosed below–here are a few things we’re really excited about: Nordic Valley delivers the largest night skiing and snowboarding operation in Utah. The snow–and skiing–in Utah is legendary. Located 25 […]

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 […]

Fireside Chat with Hogan: Learn More About Purgatory Bike Park

The snow is beginning to melt, the bikes are getting tuned up, and the lift is beckoning to get used. The season of shred is right around the corner and with new trails and events on the horizon, this should be an all-time season at Purgatory Bike Park! With more trails being built as well […]

Which Pass is Right for You?

Ski season is still in full swing at Purgatory (we just extended our season!) – but with season passes and Power Products now on sale and our construction crews making very visible progress on our new Inferno Mountain Coaster (which is scheduled to open this May!), we’re talking a lot about summer and next winter, […]

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 […]