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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 […]

Win the Pond Skimming Contest With These Tips!

On Saturday, March 31st, we’ll be hosting our second annual pond skimming contest on the beach. Last year’s contest was an absolute riot and became one of our guest-favorite events of the entire season. This year, the contest will be just as exciting–for both participants and those who come to cheer on the fun! Here’s […]

Our Best, Guest-Approved Spring Events

Spring is off to a snowy start here at Purgatory and our lineup of events is kicking off. Thanks to daylight savings time, we’re able to expand our activities to take advantage of the extra sunlight. Speaking of daylight savings time, please note that our hours of operation have changed to 10:00am-5:00pm daily. Here’s a roundup […]

PHOTOS: What First Chair Looks Like on a Powder Day

Here’s what 8″ of snow looks like when you’re the first one on the mountain! Bluebird days are on tap now through Saturday evening, and Open Snow says Purgatory will pick up more snow starting Saturday night through Monday. As a reminder, Purgatory is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase your discounted […]

PHOTOS: Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

The Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide relay race was yesterday! For those of you who haven’t seen this event, relay teams made up of two people race in either the 60-minute “fun run” or the more challenging 90-minute race. Participants (nearly all in costume) run or hike up the tubing hill (towing their tube behind […]

The Best Photo Spots on the Mountain!

If you’re like us, you love finding the best spots on the mountain to take family photos, enviable Instagrams, and exciting Snapchats. Luckily our mountain is full of stellar views and panoramic scenery–no matter which terrain you like to ski! We’ve asked one of our photographers, Scott DW Smith (see some of his work here), […]

Our Favorite Powder Shots | February 13th

Over the last 24 hours, Purgatory has racked up over 15 inches of fluffy powder! Plus, Open Snow is calling for up to another foot by Friday! Keep up-to-date and experience our current conditions in real time with our brand new live stream webcam. With the current snow totals, our sister resort, Hesperus, is opening […]

Snowdown Parade!

Purgatory Resort is a proud sponsor of Snowdown 2018! We have a huge lineup of activities happening this weekend, especially on Sunday! To see the full list of Snowdown events happening at Purgatory, click here. Otherwise, here are a few of our favorite photos from tonight’s Snowdown Light Parade. We had a blast making and […]

10″ of Snow! Here’s the Latest Trail Openings

It was a powder day at Purgatory on Sunday! After picking up 10″ of snow, we opened several advanced trails, including Styx, No Mercy, Catharsis and Lower Bull Run. While we’re all enjoying the new snowfall (and we’re eyeing another front that may come our way at the end of the week), snowmaking continues: we’re […]

Lift 8 is Now Open!

Purgatory opened Lift 8 yesterday! Check out a few of the photos in the post!