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Introducing Community Benefit Days

This Sunday, Purgatory will host our first Community Benefit Day, previously known as Locals Benefit Days. The name and program have changed a bit, although the heartbeat of this initiative–to positively impact local non-profits–remains the same.

A New Name
Purgatory decided to change Locals Benefit Days to Community Benefit Days to better reflect the program goal: to positively impact our community. Guests often misinterpreted Locals Days as something exclusive for area residents.

A Revitalized Program
Every year, Purgatory donates tens of thousands of dollars to area non-profits. These organizations were historically selected based on an application process that was evaluated by a company committee. Going forward, Purgatory will select two non profits that are in alignment with our corporate mission. This year, our named beneficiaries are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado and Mountain Studies Institute (the Resilience Youth Summit). Keep reading to learn the details about these two very worthy non profits.

Discounted Lift Tickets
As with every year, Purgatory will continue to offer discounted lift tickets to everyone in celebration of Community Benefit Days. The pricing remains the same:

Adult: $45 | Teen: $32 | Child: $25 | Senior: $32

As in previous winter seasons, these tickets must be purchased online and at least 48 hours in advance – Community Benefit Day tickets are not available at the ticket window. To purchase your Community Benefit Days tickets for this Sunday, click here.

Creating a Bigger Impact
Going forward, Purgatory will offer two Community Benefit Days (versus the three or four days we’ve offered in the past), and we’re making an even bigger commitment to those non-profits. Our intention is to not just give these non-profits a boost but to make a lasting impact on the good works they’re doing in and around our community.

This season’s Community Benefit Days:

January 27, 2019
February 24, 2019

We invite you to learn more about this year’s beneficiaries by reading the short descriptions below and visiting their websites. Better yet, we ask you to visit Purgatory on Sunday, January 27 and again on Sunday, February 24, to help support the work these groups are doing. Don’t forget: while all ticket proceeds will benefit these two non-profits, you can enjoy the biggest savings when you buy them online at least 48 hours in advance.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Measured goals are focused in areas that have a positive impact in a child’s life: increased self confidence, improved academic performance, increased interest in learning, and stronger, positive relationships with adults.

Mountain Studies Institute (Resilience Youth Summit)

Mountain Studies Institute conducts scientific research in areas such as air and water quality, climate change, biodiversity, and land use. The Resilience Youth Summit is planned for next Spring and will bring together middle school and high school students from Durango and Silverton to investigate topics related to forest and watershed health, and share their findings. MSI will also coordinate opportunities for the students to present their work to local officials.