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We believe in skiing. 2021/2022 season passes on sale now! Sale ends July 16.

The Power Pass, comes with unlimited skiing at Purgatory, Hesperus, Snowbowl, Brian Head, Sipapu, Pajarito and Nordic Valley — plus unlimited uplift access at Spider Mountain Bike Park through April 30, 2022.

* All events are subject to change.

Events

Events starting on February 29th, 2020:

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
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 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 Local School Employees Are Invited! Teacher Appreciation Day is not just for teachers.  Anyone who works for a local ...
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
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 ...
August 14, 2020
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Mushroom & Wine Dinner

Join us  for an exquisite dining experience, celebrating the abundance of wild mushrooms found right here on our mountain!

Chef Joe has prepared a five-course menu, and each course will be expertly paired with an exceptional wine.

View the amazing menu and ...
October 15, 2020 to November 15, 2020
10:00am - 6:00pm

2020 Ski Barn & Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap

Looking for a great deal on winter gear? Come down to the Ski Barn and Hesperus Ski Patrol’s annual ski swap!

NEW this year! The sale dates have been extended, with a temporary location at 1316 Main Ave. (next to Jimmy John’s). ...
October 30, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Winter Job Fair

Want to work where you play? Join us for our virtual job fair Friday, October 30 from 10-11am! Volunteer fair will follow from 2-3pm.

Learn more about the resort and hear from the Purgatory team as they answer your questions about working ...
November 21, 2020

Opening Day – First Chair Pancakes

Come celebrate the first day of Purgatory Resort’s 55th season!  Join us for the traditional celebration at 9am as the first chair of the season starts spinning!

While you’re waiting for that first chair, we’ll be serving complimentary pancakes right at ...
November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Dinner

Enjoy a fantastic takeout Thanksgiving dinner with options for the whole family.
If you would like to enjoy a holiday meal in your room or condo, we offer a delicious takeout Thanksgiving dinner.

Limited to the first 30 families to order. $120 ...
December 5, 2020
9:00am - 2:00pm

Monster Tasting

Our friends from Monster will be here giving out free samples!  Come on over to the Monster tent on the ski beach and say hi!

December 26, 2020 to December 30, 2020

Snow Sculptures In The Plaza!

Watch as world-renowned artist Keith Martin creates another masterpiece out of snow, right before your eyes in the plaza.  Stop by after your day of skiing and watch as his art comes to life out of a block of snow. ...
December 26, 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm

New Belgium Beer Tasting

Our friends from New Belgium Brewing will be giving out samples of Mountain Time Lager, Voodoo Ranger IPA, and Accumulation White IPA right on the ski beach in the base area.  Ski on up and enjoy!

December 30, 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Ski-Up Beer Tasting w/ Ska Brewing

Ski on up to the Ska Brewing tent on the ski beach for free samples of their amazing beer.  They’ll be near Lift 1 in the base area.

12 – 2pm while supplies last.

December 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve Dinner

SOLD OUT!

Ring in the New Year from the comfort of your room complete with gourmet food – all without lifting a finger.

Chef’s Menu

Appetizer: Crispy Fried Pork terrine with hatch chili pepper aioli and peach jam 

Salad: Carrot and 5 grains with ...
January 10, 2021
8:00am - 9:30am

Know The Snow Rando Race

Join us for the 2nd annual rando race from the base of Purgatory Resort to the top and back!

Proceeds benefit the Joe Philpott and Peter Carver Avalanche Scholarship.

Registration

Register Now!

$30.  Advance registration required.

Race Start

8am, staggered start

Course Info

Five miles, starting in the ...
January 16, 2021
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Ski-Up Beer Tasting with Telluride Brewing Company

Ski right up for free samples of Telluride Brewing Company beer!  We’ll be on the ski beach from 12:00 – 2:00pm.

January 23, 2021 to January 24, 2021

Ski Bike Rally!

It’s the 18th annual Ski Bike Rally!  This is the longest running ski bike festival in the country!

If you have a ski bike, this is the weekend to bring it!  There’s a big community of ski bikers out there who ...
February 6, 2021
9:00am - 3:00pm

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 13, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Ski-Up Beer Tasting with Telluride Brewing Company

Ski right up for free samples of Telluride Brewing Company beer!  We’ll be on the ski beach from 12:00 – 2:00pm.

February 20, 2021 to February 21, 2021

Dave Spencer Ski Classic

At this annual fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports 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 ...
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February 27, 2021 to February 28, 2021

Weston Snowboard Demos

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

All day, on the ski beach.

February 27, 2021

Telefestivus 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 new gear, building your skills, and having a great time.

Free Demos

Backcountry Experience as well as Mountain Chalet ...
February 27, 2021 to February 28, 2021
9:30am - 2:30pm

Ski Patrol Hiring Clinic

CLINIC IS FULL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

Interested in working with the Purgatory Ski Patrol? Join us for the ski patrol hiring clinic on February 27 and 28.

The clinic will begin at 9:30am at the bottom of Lift 1 and ...
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March 6, 2021

Hollywood Huckfest

Get ready for big air, prizes, and ultimate glory!  The Huckfest is a “slopestyle-freeride” event, with kickers above the cliff faces on the “Hollywood” expert terrain of the Catharsis run.

Open to skiers and riders ages 10 and up.

Athletes will be ...
March 7, 2021
11:00am - 1:30pm

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 14, 2021 to March 15, 2021

Spring Break YETI Tumbler Giveaway

Happy Hour: 2pm - 4pm

Join us for Happy Hour at the Bear Bar!

We will be giving away a YETI tumbler with the purchase of a top shelf Moscow Mule, Margarita or Whiskey Coke.

First come, first served. Limited quantities available. 

yeti drink f&b cocktail
March 21, 2021
9:00am - 3:00pm

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 ...
April 17, 2021 to April 18, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm

2020/2021 Season Finale

Close out the 2020/2021 ski season with amazing lift ticket prices and on-mountain specials. Let’s end an amazing ski season together!

Lift Tickets: $45 daily lift tickets, while supplies last. Limited quantities available — advance purchase required at least 48 hours ...
2020/2021 closing weekend ski bluebird
April 17, 2021
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Beach Party with State 38

Bring the beach balls and the sunscreen and come celebrate our closing weekend!  After a great day of Spring skiing, enjoy the sounds of Colorado’s favorite jam band, State 38!

1 – 4pm on Purgy’s patio.

May 15, 2021
9:00am - 7:00pm

DEVO Bike Swap

2021 Bike Swap is ON – May 14-16, 2021 @ Chapman Hill, Durango CO Gear Drop Off: Friday, May 14th, 9am-7pm Swap Sale: Saturday, May 15th, 9am-7pm Unsold Gear Pickup: Sunday, May 16th, 9am-1pm New this year: Check-in your gear from home! Need Help With ...
May 29, 2021

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 11, 2021 to June 13, 2021

Mountain Archery Fest

Mountain Archery Fest is back at Purgatory Resort!

Details & Registration!

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

Eastmans’ course Basemap course Kryptek course Pope & Young course Kids’ course Mountain Madness competition Ultimate Archery competition  

The competition will feature Kirsch 3-D archery targets.  ...
June 12, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

Summer Hiring Fair

Work where you play in the stunning San Juan Mountains. Join us on Saturday, June 12th in the parking lot of Purgatory Sports at 2615 Main Ave. from 10am-12pm for our summer hiring fair! Meet with hiring managers and explore ...
July 10, 2021
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Summer Brew presented by Liquor World

Come join us for a fun day sampling great summer beers!  This is Purgatory Resort’s summer beer festival, featuring all your favorite cold, refreshing, summertime beers!

Buy Now!

Bring your friends and a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a great ...
July 30, 2021 to August 1, 2021

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 28, 2021 to August 29, 2021

Big Mountain Enduro

North America’s premiere enduro series comes to Purgatory Resort for two exciting days of racing!

Racing will include stages in the Purgatory bike park as well as backcountry trails near the Resort.  Come watch the country’s best riders compete on some ...
September 5, 2021
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 18, 2021
9:15am - 12:45pm

Guided Mushroom Hunt

The Mushroom Hunt presented by Vectra Bank has become a “wildly” popular event on Durango’s summer calendar.  The forested area around the Resort is known far and wide for having an abundance of wild mushrooms.

On this guided foray, local mushroom ...
September 25, 2021
9:00am - 12:30pm

Mountain Marmot Trail Run

For all you trail runners out there, the Animas Surgical Hospital 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 top, thinking ...
Mountain Marmot Trail Race Logo
October 14, 2021 to October 17, 2021

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 four days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.

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