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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!

10″ of Snow and the Biggest Trail Opening Day of the Year

Purgatory picked up 10″ since Monday night and we just opened 11 new trails – including top-to-bottom skiing on Lift 3! We now have 40 trails open – here are the new trails you’ll be skiing on the backside (see the trail map): Airmail Upper Bank Boogie Cool It Hermosa Parkway Nirvana Peace Salvation Silvertip […]

5″ of Snow and More Trails Announced!

It’s snowing at Purgatory! Last night, our mountain operations team had a fantastic night of snowmaking, and thanks to their efforts and the 5″ of snow we received, we’re opening Boogie and Mercy (see the trail map)! More trails will be opening soon and we expect more snow today! Stay tuned for more updates!

The Snow is Coming and We’re Opening More Trails!

Our mountain teams are getting ready for the next storm that’s headed our way: our own weather station is predicting a foot or more today and tomorrow! We’re excited! We’re also getting ready: ski patrol will drop the ropes on five new trails this morning, including backside trails Where, Zinfandel and Airmail. Frontside trails Sa’s […]

4″ of Snow & More’s Coming

Purgatory picked up 4″ of snow on Saturday night and woke up to a bluebird, powder morning this morning! Check out a few of our favorite photos from the last 24 hours, and keep an eye on our weather station: it’s forecasting a snowy week!   All photos courtesy of Scott DW Smith.

Night Skiing Extended + a NYE to Remember

Thank you to everyone who ended 2017 at Purgatory Resort. The music, the celebrations, the skiing, the tubing, the rail jam – everything – was an absolute blast! With 2018 fully underway, here are a few mountain updates you’ll want to know about: * Snow is in the forecast starting this weekend and we’re still […]

New Lift, Trails and Park for New Year’s Eve!

  Just in time for tonight’s NYE Night Rail Jam, the Divine Comedy (DC) Terrain Park opened this morning! Located just up from the Beach near Lift 1, the park opened with nine features. Registration for tonight’s NYE Night Rail Jam is available today – learn more. Today we also opened Lift #3, the Hermosa […]

Introducing FREE Lessons at Purgatory!

Purgatory opened the Columbine area today! Now, guests can enjoy top-to-bottom skiing, night skiing and new beginner terrain. With Purgatory’s additional beginner terrain now open and Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month just a few short weeks away, we sat down with Purgatory’s Ski School Director Val Schwiderski to learn about learning at Purg:   […]

We’re Skiing Under the Stars!

Purgatory opened for night skiing last Saturday! Night skiing hours are Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full-day lift tickets include night-time skiing, and Purgatory and Hesperus season passholders get unlimited access after 4 p.m. daily. If you’re interested in night skiing […]

Night Skiing Returns to Purgatory!

For the first time in more than 15 years, Purgatory will offer night skiing! Starting this Saturday, Purgatory will operate the Graduate Lift 7 in the Columbine area from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Night skiing hours begin at 4 p.m. in the […]

More Trails Opening in Time for the Holidays!

Our snowmaking crew continues to work around the clock to get more terrain open. We’re capitalizing on every opportunity to make and push snow – and I’m excited to report that we’ll be opening our first beginner terrain starting today, with more coming online this weekend! Here’s what you can expect: Starting today, we’re opening […]

We’re Opening a Top to Bottom Route

Purgatory opens a top-to-bottom route today! The temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking, and we’re excited to be opening the following this morning: Paradise Cherub Tinker’s Dam Lower Pandemonium West Fork El Diablo Lift 1 (Purgatory Village Express) Lift 2 (Engineer Lift) Lift 6 at the Midway Load (Needles Lift) We continue to have several […]