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New! Order food and/or drinks right from your phone while you're at the resort.

Place your order when you’re starting to feel hungry, take a couple more laps then head to the selected restaurant and pick up your food when you received a notification.

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, you will receive a FREE $20 resort credit for each day of your visit that can be redeemed anywhere at the resort — including restaurants, retail outlets, lodging and more!

Need a few ideas on how to put your resort credit to good use? We’ve got you covered.

Restaurants To-Go breakfast items at Village Market & Deli. Online ...

2021 Years Of Service

2020/2021 All Employees
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, all while keeping ourselves and our guests safe. We have faced and overcome many obstacles we have never encountered before and some of them have actually helped us transform our guest experience for the better, in ways that we will continue to offer post-pandemic. Today ...

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.

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Plan a day or two to hit the slopes together. Reserve tickets online, and save when you purchase in advance.

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Snowcat Skiing

For the adventurous couple whose love knows no boundaries. Purgatory Snowcat Adventures is the largest backcountry skiing operation in Colorado, with access to over 35,000 acres of exciting terrain — from gladed runs to open bowls.

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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 to implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders and guidelines that will help slow the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, we’re able to accelerate our reopening.

At this time, select Purgatory restaurants — including Purgy’s, Paradise Pizza, Village Market & ...

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 with an inspiring and serene background. Here are our top 5 spots (and a few honorable mentions) for incredible mountain landscapes.

Paradise The name says it all. Take a moment at the top of this run to look around, and you’ll understand what a winter paradise Purgatory truly ...

Powder-Filled Weekend Fun

Good times on the slopes, as Purgatory hits the 100″ mark for total snowfall this season! ...

January Powder Day — And More on the Way!

Looking forward to plenty of snowy days ahead.

Fresh tracks and knee deep powder provided smiles all day long at Purgatory Resort today, January 19, 2021. Conditions were perfect for exploring the mountain and finding untracked powder on trails across the slopes. Many more powder days lie ahead, with OpenSnow calling for up to 13” of snow in the next 5 days, and another 27” in the next 6-10 days. 

Start planning your trip to Purgatory Resort today! Vacation packages and deals are available for guests looking to book their winter getaway. Daily lift tickets are also available online, and must be ...

Holiday Events & Activities Guide 2020

Spend the holidays at Purgatory Resort! It’s starting to truly feel like a Winter Wonderland with the holidays right around the corner! We are celebrating with plenty of festive events, activities and experiences for all ages! Here’s a list of events and activities to check out this holiday season.

Daily Activities Skiing: 9 am to 4 pm Lifts are turning daily, providing you access to a wide variety of terrain perfect for all skill levels. For more information on what’s open, check out our snow report.


Inferno Mountain Coaster: 11 am to 4 pm The Inferno Mountain Coaster is open daily through January 3. A ...

2020/2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift ideas your friends and family will love this season. Still looking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season? Purgatory Resort offers a wide range of gift options for all of your friends and family! Here are a few of our top picks.

Lift Tickets The skier or snowboarder in your life will love exploring the unique and wide variety of terrain that Purgatory has to offer! Purchase lift tickets online in advance for the best value. Find lift tickets for as low as $39! Hurry — quantities are limited.

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Ski Vacation Treat your family to a winter ski vacation and stay ...

2020/2021 Opening Day Is This Saturday!

Purgatory is celebrating its 55th season, with the 2020/2021 opening day set for November 21.

Resort officials announced that the resort plans to open for the ski season at 9am on Saturday, November 21. Skiers and snowboarders will ride on the high-speed six-person Lift 1 with Lift 2 as needed and specific trails will be announced via the snow report on Saturday morning. Limited beginner terrain will be available opening weekend and lessons will be available starting Tuesday, November 24.

“Thanks to our hardworking and dedicated slope maintenance team of snowmakers and groomers, Purgatory will have a great early season ski product ...

10 Days Til Our Scheduled Opening Day!

Let the Countdown to Winter 2020/2021 Begin! We’re only ten days away from our scheduled opening day of November 21! It looks like our snow dance worked, with Purg receiving 6″ of fresh snow this past week. This little boost from Mother Nature has helped our mountain operations team in their snowmaking efforts, and the winter wonderland we all love is slowly returning to the San Juans. 

We’ve been hard at work getting the mountain ready to open. We can’t wait to see you all back on the slopes soon, and look forward to sharing another great season with you. For the ...

Snowmaking for the 2020/2021 Season Begins!

Snow fell on the mountains around Purgatory Resort late Sunday night and into Monday. A dusting was visible from the base area, with the summit of the resort receiving a few inches. With the snow came colder temperatures, allowing the resort to begin snowmaking for the 2020/2021 ski season. 

“We will hopefully be making snow every night moving forward,” said Sam Williams, director of Mountain Operations.

The recent snowfall was a welcoming sight as the Purgatory team works to prepare the mountain for its scheduled opening day of November 21.

Season passes are still on sale for the 2020/2021 season. Guests who purchase ...

Fall Backgrounds and Wallpapers for Your Phone

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Welcome fall with these picturesque wallpapers for your phone  

It’s the first day of fall! We’re excited to enjoy cool, crisp mornings in the mountains as the aspens begin to change from green to gold. Celebrate the new season with our wallpapers and backgrounds, no matter where you are this time of year!

To save your favorite image, simply right click, or hold down with finger if viewing on mobile, then hit save. Follow your phone’s personal instructions for updating backgrounds or lock screens.

First Snow of the 2020/2021 Season!

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Purgatory Resort and the surrounding mountains just received its first notable dusting of snow, creating excitement for the 2020/2021 winter ski season. Snow in the high country was a welcome sight, with a scheduled opening date of November 21 coming up on the horizon. 

Are you ready for winter? Keep the stoke alive and tag us in your first snow day photos or favorite ski season memories on social media at @skipurg! Check out the photos below from yesterday afternoon and this morning.


Inferno Stats Infographic

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Today marks the second anniversary of the Inferno Mountain Coaster’s opening! Located by Lift 4 in the base area, the Inferno has offered thrills and smiles to kids and adults alike, and is one of our most popular attractions. If you haven’t had a chance to experience its switchbacks, make sure to do so this summer. Reserve your tickets in advance and join us for a ride on Saturdays and Sundays (plus Labor Day Monday) through October 4.

Learn more stats about the Inferno by checking out the graphic below.