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January 29, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm

McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series

If you are into Nordic skiing, snow shoeing, or fat biking, you will want to be a part of this exciting series of races at Purgatory Resort.  It’s the Twilight Nights series, presented by our friends at McDonald’s and organized ...
January 31, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

January 31, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dos Equis Spy Goggle Giveaway

Come on over to Paradise Pizzeria after a great day of skiing for some great beer from our friends at Dos Equis and a chance to win some great goggles from Spy Optics.

2 – 3pm at Paradise Pizzeria.

 

February 1, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

February 2, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

February 2, 2020
4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Big Game

Watch the big game after a great day of skiing on the mountain!

Purgy’s will have the game on their big screen TVs, plus all your favorite apres-ski menu options.

Kickoff is at 4:30pm.

February 7, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

February 8, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

February 8, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm

New Belgium Brewing Hammock Giveaway

Stop by the Bear Bar for your chance to win some sweet giveaways from our friends at New Belgium Brewing.

Enjoy a pint of their amazing beer while you are there!

3 – 4pm at the Bear Bar.

 

 

February 8, 2020
3:00pm - 7:30pm

Alpenglow Evening Snowshoe Tours

Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours Explore Colorado’s beautiful San Juan Mountains. Guides enhance the tour with their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna. Snowshoe while watching the beautiful sunset and the awe-inspiring Alpenglow on the Needles Mountain Range. A truly one of ...
February 9, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

February 9, 2020
9:00am - 2:30pm

Demo Day

Come try all the latest gear!  Just $20 for unlimited demos, all day long.  Your favorite local shops will be on the mountain offering demos of their newest skis and snowboards.  Demos start at 9am, and last demo is at ...
February 14, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

February 15, 2020

Telemark Festival

Come join other Telemark skiers for a great day on the mountain!

Whatever your skill level, you’ll enjoy camaraderie with like-minded enthusiasts while trying near gear, building your skills, and having a great time.

Free Demos

Backcountry Experience as well as Mountain Chalet ...
February 15, 2020 to February 17, 2020

USASA Snowboard & Skier Halfpipe Competition

Sign up to compete, or just come watch!  We’ve got three days of snowboard and skier halfpipe competitions in the Pitchfork Terrain Park!

February 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Snowboard Giveaway with Ska Brewing

Join our friends from Ska Brewing at the Bear Bar for some great beer and a chance to win a fantastic new snowboard!

Drawing takes place at 3pm.

February 15, 2020
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Snowcat Dining Excursion | February 15, 2020

Enjoy spectacular views of the alpenglow on the Needles Mountains in this unmatched dining experience. You’ll depart from the base area outside of Purgy’s at 5 p.m. and ride in the enclosed snowcat up to the Powderhouse Restaurant. There,  you’ll ...
February 15, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm

USASA Night Rail Jam!

Our biggest rail jam of the season is under the lights in prime time!

Come check out the best talent in the area as they show off their skills in the DC Terrain Park!  This is always one of our most ...
February 15, 2020
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Kids’ Night Out!

Kid-friendly fun is available for ages 8 weeks to 10 years.  Parents can enjoy an evening out (parents must stay on-property) while the kids are cared for by our qualified staff at Purgatory’s slopeside child care. Activities include pizza, arts ...
February 16, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Coors Light Ski Giveaway

Take a break at Backside Bistro and enjoy a cold Coors Light.  Our friends from Coors are giving away an awesome pair of Liberty skis to a lucky winner!  Liberty is a great Colorado ski company — check them out!

1pm ...
February 16, 2020
5:00pm - 6:45pm

Picasso & Vino

Unwind after a great day on the slopes and unleash your artistic side!  Sign up to paint this Purgatory mountain ski scene on a 12″ x 16″ canvas.

Space is limited, and registration in advance is required.

Not an artist?  Not a ...
February 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020

Dave Spencer Ski Classic

At this annual fundraiser for the Adaptive Ski Association of Durango, skiers with and without disabilities ski side-by-side to support ASA’s mission to make outdoor recreation accessible to everyone.

Purgatory Resort partners with ASA to enrich the lives of individuals with ...
adaptive program
February 21, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

February 22, 2020

Ski Bike Rally!

It’s the 17th annual Ski Bike Rally!  This is the longest running ski bike festival in the country!

Whether you already have your own ski bike, or want to try one out for the first time, this is the weekend to ...
February 22, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

February 22, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Colorado Native Ski Giveaway at Hoody’s

Our friends from A&L Coors and Colorado Native will be at Powderhouse to give away a premium pair of skis! Join us after a great day of skiing for a cold beer and a chance to win this cool prize!

2 ...
February 23, 2020

Community Benefit Day # 2

Get reduced-price lift tickets with a portion of each ticket sale benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

February 28, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

February 28, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dos Equis Spy Goggle Giveaway

Come on over to Paradise Pizzeria after a great day of skiing for some great beer from our friends at Dos Equis and a chance to win some great goggles from Spy Optics.

2 – 3pm at Paradise Pizzeria.

 

February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020

Weston Snowboard Demos

Come demo the newest boards from Weston.  It’s free!

All day, on the ski beach.

February 29, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 1, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 6, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

March 7, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 7, 2020
10:00am - 12:30pm

Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango!  It’s on the tubing hill.  Run up… tube down.  Repeat!

Most laps wins!

Oh, and it’s a relay race!

Register Now!

Competition Categories:

Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race.  We will ...
March 7, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

New Belgium Brewing Hammock Giveaway

Stop by the Powderhouse for your chance to win some sweet giveaways from our friends at New Belgium Brewing.

Enjoy a pint of their amazing beer while you are there!

2 – 3pm at the Powderhouse.

 

 

March 7, 2020
3:00pm - 7:30pm

Alpenglow Evening Snowshoe Tours

Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours Explore Colorado’s beautiful San Juan Mountains. Guides enhance the tour with their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna. Snowshoe while watching the beautiful sunset and the awe-inspiring Alpenglow on the Needles Mountain Range. A truly one of ...
March 8, 2020

Teacher Appreciation Day, presented by Vectra Bank

Teachers — today is your day!  Join us on the mountain so we can honor you for your commitment to our children.

All School Employees Are Invited! Teacher Appreciation Day is not just for teachers.  Anyone who works for a school in ...
March 8, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 13, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

March 13, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sierra Nevada Ski Giveaway

Come on over to Paradise Pizzeria and enjoy a cold, refreshing Sierra Nevada beer.  Our friends from Sierra Nevada will be giving away a great pair of skis!

2pm  at Paradise.

March 14, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 14, 2020
10:00am - 12:30pm

McDonald’s Cardboard Derby

The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days ...
March 14, 2020
3:00pm - 7:30pm

Alpenglow Evening Snowshoe Tours

Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours Explore Colorado’s beautiful San Juan Mountains. Guides enhance the tour with their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna. Snowshoe while watching the beautiful sunset and the awe-inspiring Alpenglow on the Needles Mountain Range. A truly one of ...
March 15, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 16, 2020
5:00pm - 6:45pm

Picasso & Vino

Unwind after a great day on the slopes and unleash your artistic side!  Sign up to paint this Purgatory mountain ski scene on a 12″ x 16″ canvas.

Space is limited, and registration in advance is required.

Not an artist?  Not a ...
March 17, 2020
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Kids’ Night Out!

Kid-friendly fun is available for ages 8 weeks to 10 years.  Parents can enjoy an evening out (parents must stay on-property) while the kids are cared for by our qualified staff at Purgatory’s slopeside child care. Activities include pizza, arts ...
March 20, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

March 21, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 21, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cooler Giveaway from Truly Seltzer

Our friends from Truly will be at Backside Bistro giving away an awesome cooler.  Come on by, have a Truly Seltzer, and enter to win this cool prize.

1 – 2pm at Backside Bistro.

March 21, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Snowboard Giveaway with Ska Brewing

Join our friends from Ska Brewing at the Bear Bar for some great beer and a chance to win a fantastic new snowboard!

Drawing takes place at 3pm.

March 21, 2020
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Snowcat Dining Excursion | March 21, 2020

Enjoy spectacular views of the alpenglow on the Needles Mountains in this unmatched dining experience. You’ll depart from the base area outside of Purgy’s at 5 p.m. and ride in the enclosed snowcat up to the Powderhouse Restaurant. There,  you’ll ...
March 22, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 27, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

March 28, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

March 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Coors Light Ski Giveaway

Take a break at Purgy’s and enjoy a cold Coors Light.  Our friends from Coors are giving away an awesome pair of Liberty skis to a lucky winner!  Liberty is a great Colorado ski company — check them out!

3pm at ...
March 29, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am

Morning Yoga with YogaDurango

YogaDurango will be offering FREE yoga to everyone this season.

The classes will be held at the Durango Mountain Institute, just a few steps from Lift 1 in the base area.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

April 3, 2020
11:00am - 4:00pm

Bar Hop Friday w/ Steamworks Brewing

Find Kris, Brian, & Susan from Steamworks Brewing at various bars across the mountain, and they might just buy you a beer!  They typically make stops at Dante’s, Powderhouse, and Purgy’s.

April 4, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm

New Belgium Bike Giveaway

Come on over to the Bear Bar for some great New Belgium beer and a chance to win a shiny new bike!  This is the official Fat Tire cruiser bike… you know you want one!

3 – 4pm at the Bear ...
April 5, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Pond Skimming

Get your skis shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, and show us your moves as you skim across the pond.  Is the water cold?  Nah.

Sign-ups:

Space is limited.  The first 75 people to sign up are in. Sign up at ...
May 23, 2020

IHBC Quarter Horse

Now in its 49th year, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic marks the official start to summer in Durango.  And Purgatory Resort is the host for the finish line of the Quarter Horse race.

Come watch as hundreds of riders make their ...
June 27, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm

Trail Party Enduro Race

Trail Party is bringing gravity stage racing to Purgatory Resort!

Check out the unique format for this race, designed to maximize the fun and give riders the best chance to perform at their highest level.

This race features:

100% lift access! Ride the stages ...
July 17, 2020 to July 19, 2020

Mountain Archery Festival

Mountain Archery Festival is back for year two at Purgatory Resort!

Details & Registration!

The festival will include various courses and competition formats over three days, including:

Pope & Young course Train To Hunt course Kirsch course Kryptek course Mountain Madness shoot off Neon Night Shoot Kids’ course  

All told, ...
August 1, 2020
9:00am - 1:00pm

Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race presented by TBK Bank

Get muddy and conquer the obstacles on this adventure race that is fun for the whole family.  This is one of Purgatory’s most popular events of the year.

This mud run has more than 20 great obstacles, tons of mud, and ...
August 7, 2020 to August 9, 2020

Carve Wars presented by Kroegers Ace Hardware

Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country!

Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory ...
August 14, 2020 to August 16, 2020

Mushroom & Wine Festival

Purgatory Resort’s Mushroom & Wine Festival is a “wildly” popular celebration of the bountiful wild mushrooms that can be found right here on the mountain.

The weekend-long celebration features:

6-course mushroom dinner with wine pairings Guided mushroom foray Food and wine extravaganza featuring five ...
September 6, 2020
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Motorcycle Hill Climb

This is sure to be one of the most exciting events of the season!  Come watch as competitors attempt to race their motorcycles straight up the hill from the base area.  All the action takes place right on Pandemonium ski ...
September 26, 2020
9:00am - 12:30pm

Mountain Marmot Trail Run

For all you trail runners out there, the Mercy Foot & Ankle Center Mountain Marmot Trail Run presented by Durango Running Company is the race for you.

Have you ever stood at the bottom of a mountain, staring up at the ...
Mountain Marmot Trail Race Logo
October 3, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Oktoberfest!

Come join us for this favorite fall festival with craft beer, great music, traditional German food, and more!



Breweries

Durango’s favorite breweries will be on-site pouring their amazing beers.

Live Music

We’ve got a great lineup of music throughout the afternoon.  Details coming soon!

Food

Purgy’s ...
October 16, 2020 to October 18, 2020

USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship

The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory Resort!

Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for three days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.