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Meet Lida and Carson, Purgatory’s Ski Patrol Dogs

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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

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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 […]

Purgatory To Suspend Operations March 15-22

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Purgatory To Suspend Operations March 15-22 Decision Follows Executive Order From Colorado Governor Polis Durango, CO: Resort officials announced that Purgatory will suspend operations effective March 15-22, 2020 in compliance with Governor Polis’ Executive Order. The order directs Colorado’s downhill ski resorts to suspend operations for one week. The Governor will continue to monitor the […]

Read a Note From Our General Manager

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As I write this, snow is falling and there’s a fresh coat of powder spread across the mountain. We continue to show up each day to provide you, our valued employees, passholders and guests, an unparalleled skiing experience right here in the San Juan Mountains. And let me tell you — the skiing is pretty […]

Spring Break Snow!

The snow was falling when we woke up this morning and hasn’t taken a break since! Conditions are fun and Open Snow is forecasting over a FOOT of snow over the next ten days. Check out photos taken this morning (Friday) below. For snow report updates and to view the groomed trail report, click here. […]

3/13 COVID-19 Update

Click here to read the previous COVID-19 update. To our valued guests, employees and community members we first want to say thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work to address COVID-19. Purgatory Resort remains committed to being open daily through April 12 and all scheduled events are still on. Please continue to […]

A Note To Our Guests About COVID-19

Purgatory Resort is open daily and plans to operate through April 12, weather permitting.    Lodging Guests: Our current cancellation policy remains; however, we are honoring all refunds for guests who have pre-purchased travel insurance.  Ticketed Guest: All lift tickets are non-refundable. Purgatory Resort has been actively supporting La Plata County’s planning, community monitoring and […]

March 7 Event Recap: Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide and Hollywood Huckfest

Saturday, March 7 kicked off the beginning of Spring Break at Purgatory Resort. Along with beautiful, sunny conditions, the slopes were filled with fun and excitement as two events took place throughout the day. Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide provided family fun in the Columbine Beginner Area as participants ran up the side of the […]

4″ of New Snow – Photos from February 23

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Skiers and snowboarders at Purgatory Resort were all smiles on Sunday, February 23, after four inches of fresh snow fell overnight, blanketing the slopes in soft powder. Wishing you were here today? Check out the photos below! We hope to see you on the mountain soon enjoying the last few days of February. For more […]

How to Have Your Best Spring Break at Purgatory Resort

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Spring Break is just around the corner! Longer days, sunshine and bluebird conditions all make for a great spring day on the mountain. When combined with World’s Best Spring Break deals, you’re guaranteed to have a great time at Purgatory Resort. Here’s how to have your best Spring Break! Plan Your Trip Haven’t started booking […]

A 3-Day Itinerary for Your Romantic Ski Vacation

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Plan an unforgettable and romantic ski getaway with your partner Purgatory Resort is the perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner. Breathtaking mountain views and countless activities will make for an unforgettable weekend. If you are planning a couple’s ski trip to Purgatory, here’s our 3-day itinerary to help you get the most out […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Don’t have a gift for your sweetie yet? Let us help you out! Gift Guide: For Her Lift Tickets Spend the day on the slopes with your favorite chairlift partner. Purchase lift tickets at least 48 hours in advance to secure the lowest price possible. Private Lessons Want to […]

Early February Snow Pics

Yesterday it snowed all day, dumping 6″ to celebrate February 6. We’ve received 11″ over the past four days, and over 11.5 FEET of snow this season! Check out photos from Thursday below. Don’t forget Power Passholders get a bonus hour of early lift access this Sunday, February 9! Load Lift 1 promptly at 8am […]

Purgatory Resort is Condé Nast’s #10 “Best Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada”

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Imagine going on a ski trip where you spend less time traveling and more time skiing and riding unique terrain while surrounded by inspiring mountain views. Located in the heart of the stunning San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, Purgatory Resort features uncrowded slopes, family-friendly activities and an epic backcountry skiing operation. These are only […]