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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.

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.

Santa Claus skiing

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 favorite activity at the resort, the Inferno Mountain Coaster provides fun for all ages as you wind across the mountainside.


Snowcat Scenic Tours: 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm

Experience a unique ride in a snowcat with breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains. Purgatory Snowcat Adventures offers private 2-hour Scenic Snowcat Tours for up to 10 people from the same household, only.


Snowshoe Tours: 9 am and 1 pm 

Explore Colorado’s beautiful San Juan Mountains on a snowshoe tour! Naturalist guides enhance the tour with their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna.


Sleigh Rides: 2 pm to 5 pm

Beautiful Belgian and Percheron Draft horses from Buck’s Livery take a sleigh full of guests on a 35-minute picturesque mountain sleigh ride amidst snow-covered spruce and aspen trees.


Snowmobile Tours: 2hr (9:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 3pm) & 3hr (9am, 1pm)

Professional mountain guides will show you how to ride one of our Polaris snowmobiles and guide you into the backcountry, with over 35,000 acres of terrain and over 75 miles of trails to explore!


Holiday Events

December 26-30: 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.  Feel free to chat with the artist while he works.

December 26: 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 from 12pm – 2pm. Ski on up and enjoy!

December 30: 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 from 12pm – 2pm, while supplies last.

December 31: New Year’s Eve Takeout Dinner (advanced purchase required – limited quantity available)

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