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We believe in skiing. 2021/2022 season passes on sale now! Sale ends July 16.

The Power Pass, comes with unlimited skiing at Purgatory, Hesperus, Snowbowl, Brian Head, Sipapu, Pajarito and Nordic Valley — plus unlimited uplift access at Spider Mountain Bike Park through April 30, 2022.

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Vote for Our Lift Maintenance Team!

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Our lift maintenance team was nominated for the SAM Magazine (Ski Area Management) Rise Up Challenge! We are extremely proud of the work our lift maintenance team does. Despite the many challenges they face, they continue to show up and work hard day in and day out. “Improvise, adapt and overcome — that’s the unofficial […]

Wildflowers at Purgatory Resort

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The San Juan Mountains are lovely this time of year, especially with wildflowers in full bloom right now. Our favorite time of the summer, wildflower season paints the slopes with shades of pink, purple, blue, green, orange and red. Wildflower season typically starts late June to early July, and continues all the way into mid-August. […]

Tips for a Successful Day at Purgatory Resort

How to make the most of your day at the mountain. Summer at Purgatory Resort offers endless opportunities to enjoy everything that the San Juan Mountains have to offer. Whether you’re coming up to enjoy our fun summer activities or to relax at our Base Area, here are a few tips to get the best […]

Bike Park Access: What You Need to Know

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With the delayed operations of the Purgatory Express (Lift 1) chairlift, here is what you need to know about accessing the Purgatory Bike Park.   Questions? Please contact the ticket office at [email protected]

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Place

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Help us protect the San Juan National Forest.   Southwest Colorado is in extreme drought with continued hot, dry weather creating a critical fire environment. Stage I restrictions are effective June 16 at 12:01 a.m. until rescinded or replaced. Fire restrictions are designed to protect public safety and our area’s natural resources. Activities prohibited under Stage […]

Bike Park Opening Delayed for Summer 2021

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7/21/21 UPDATE: The Purgatory Express (Lift 1) will open to the public on Thursday, July 21st. At this time, personal vehicle shuttles will no longer be offered to access the Bike Park. A valid ticket or season pass is required to ride the chairlift. Buy Tickets. 6/28/21 UPDATE: Our lift maintenance team resumed work on […]

Summer 2021 Covid-19 Guidelines

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the mountain this summer! Before your visit, please read our current Covid-19 mask & distancing policy, effective June 1, 2021: Fully vaccinated guests and employees are not required to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors at Purgatory Resort, except under the following circumstances where masks […]

QUIZ: Which 2021/2022 Season Pass Is Right for You?

Take our quiz to find your perfect season pass option. Purgatory Resort is excited to offer multiple season pass options for the 2021/2022 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. […]

Buy Now, Ski Now

NEW! With our Buy Now, Ski Now offer, you can hit the slopes this season and ski all next winter, too! Spring skiing is one of our favorite times of year. The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer. We love spring skiing, and we’re stoked to offer a new benefit on our 2021/2022 […]

Purgatory Announces 2021/2022 Season Pass and Capital Improvements

DURANGO, CO — Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area opened their pass sales for the 2021/2022 winter season earlier today. Headlined by new benefits including free season passes for kids ages 12 and younger, resort officials say one important detail hasn’t changed over last year: affordability. “The last 12 months brought new uncertainties but two […]

Introducing the Spring Break Fun Fund

Your purchase of two* or more consecutive days of lift tickets now comes with a FREE $20 resort credit for each day you ski or ride! Soak in some rays and enjoy bluebird days on the slopes. When you purchase* two or more consecutive days of lift tickets of $69+ per day, you will receive a […]

2021 Years Of Service

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The last year will be remembered primarily for the global pandemic. But through it all, Purgatory and our hundreds of employees still succeeded in delivering against our mission to “Give People the Freedom to Ski” whether it was summer, fall or winter. We learned to adapt to keep our businesses operating without missing a beat, […]

Valentine’s Day Gifts That Couples Will Love

Love is in the fresh mountain air and on the slopes of Purgatory Resort. Valentine’s Day is only a few days away! Still need some gift ideas? We’ve got the perfect thing for the winter lover in your life. Lift Tickets Plan a day or two to hit the slopes together. Reserve tickets online, and […]

Our Restaurants Are 5 Star Certified!

We want to provide the best dining experience possible for our guests. When La Plata County launched their 5 Star Certification for restaurants, our team worked tirelessly with our local public health officials to ensure that our restaurants achieved this designation, which included a rigorous screening and inspection process. The program encourages businesses like ours […]

Top 5 Spots for Stunning Mountain Views

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Our favorite picture-perfect places from the slopes of Purgatory.   Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado, Purgatory Resort offers picturesque mountain vistas from many places on its slopes. Revel in breathtaking backdrops before taking a run or during a quick ride break, and capture your memories from the slopes […]