Top to Bottom Skiing!
Purgatory opens this Saturday, November 17, and we are stoked to announce that we will be open top to bottom! We managed to get a few minutes with Sam Williams, Purgatory’s senior director of mountain operations, to tell us what we can expect beginning Opening Day:
PURG: Top to bottom access! What trails will be open?
SW: We’ll be skiing and riding Westfork, Upper Demon, Lower Demon, El Diablo, and Bank. As we open additional terrain, we’ll update the snow report.
PURG: What lifts will be open?
SW: Lifts 1 and 2
PURG: Any terrain parks?
SW: We will have a small park located on the skier’s left of the Bank. It hasn’t been built yet, but you can expect at least 3-4 features.
PURG: Will there be a green trail?
SW: We will have teaching areas for ski school, although we will not have a green run open on Saturday.
PURG: In the past, guests could ski *and* mountain bike on Opening Day. Is that available?
SW: No – those trails are covered in snow!
PURG: It’s feeling like winter these days – how has snowmaking been going?
SW: We’ve seen some of our best temperatures yet this season these last few days, and we expect great temps heading into Saturday, too. Our snowmakers have done an absolutely phenomenal job getting us going this year – check out this video to see what the team has been up to as of lately.
PURG: What areas are you targeting next with snowmaking?
SW: We’re making a big push right now to get the Columbine area open and we’re also focused on Paradise and Tinker’s Dam.
PURG: How can I get on the first chair on Saturday?
SW: Arrive early! The first six people in line will get the coveted first chair. We can’t wait to see you then!
Opening Day FAQ’s
How much will lift tickets be?
$59 for Adults (18-64)
$46 for Teens (13 to 17)
$39 (11 and 12)
$49 for Senior (65-79)
Discounted lift tickets are available online in advance here.
Will Inferno Mountain Coaster be open?
Yes! See full operation details here.
What about the tubing hill?
Not yet–check back in December.
Can I start using my pass on Saturday?
All passholders, with the exception of weekday passholders, are invited to use their passes starting Saturday! Weekday passholders may use their passes starting Monday, November 19.
Will ski school be available? What about rentals?
Yes to both–ski school and rentals will be available and can be reserved online.
Which restaurants will be open?
What kind of activities will be available?
See our opening day event listing here.
Which shops will be open?
Purgatory Sports, Burton, Expert Edge will be open 8am-5pm.
Alpine Chic will be open 9am-5pm.