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We believe in skiing. 2021/2022 season passes on sale now!

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.

2021/2022 Winter Experience

Important information ahead of your 2021/2022 winter visit.

We are looking forward to another fun and exciting winter in the San Juan Mountains. Despite last season’s challenges and the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful to give our guests the freedom to ski.

Many of our protocols and procedures have changed as we continue to navigate the best way to an optimal ski and ride experience for our guests, while also keeping the health and safety of all as our top priority. Please read on to learn more about what to expect for the 2021/2022 winter season.

COVID-19

Purgatory Resort strongly encourages patrons to follow San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 advisories to the extent they personally feel is necessary:

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and given its dynamic nature, have prepared thorough, adaptable operations plans yet again that are consistent with San Juan Basin Public Health advisors and align with the National Ski Areas Association’s “Ski Well, Be Well” best practices. Our highest priority remains ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff. 

At the time of writing this update, all Colorado ski resorts remain subject to mandates with respect to transportation on resort shuttle buses requiring masks to be worn by riders two years of age and older and requiring people from different households to maintain physical distance from one another. We are also subject to several mandates that pertain to children participating in Child Care and Ski & Snowboard School programs

Beyond these mandates, Purgatory Resort strongly encourages patrons to follow San Juan Basin Public Health Covid-19 advisories, especially for those at increased risk of experiencing severe illness, to the extent they personally feel is necessary. These advisories continue to be: getting vaccinated and a booster if it is time, wearing a mask and maintaining physical distance from those outside your household in all settings (particularly indoors), staying home if you are not feeling well and getting tested if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and washing and sanitizing your hands frequently. The resort will continue to maintain its heightened cleaning and disinfection practices and will institute any new mandates if and when they become required. We will also continue daily symptom screenings for all employees.

Lift Tickets and Passes

Purgatory Card

  • All lift tickets, rentals, lessons and payments must be completed online. There will no longer be desk agents or cashiers to take orders or payments in these areas. Those wishing to purchase with cash must purchase a Purgatory gift card, then use it to purchase these products online. 
  • All tickets must be purchased online. Ticket window transactions will not be available but you will be able to purchase tickets online on the day you wish to ski. Remember to buy early and save!
  • On peak days, expect to see higher rates due to increased demand, and conversely, expect to see much lower pricing on weekdays and other non-peak time periods.
  • Half-day and Columbine-only tickets will not be available for this season.
  • The Purgatory Card will hold all lift tickets, rental reservations and resort credits in one single, reloadable card. The Purgatory Card itself is absolutely free and will be offered to all ticketed guests upon arrival. Learn More.
  • Season passholders who received discounted lift tickets with their pass purchase will need to purchase tickets online in advance. No tickets will be sold through the ticket office this season. Learn More.

Ski School

  • All group lessons must be booked online, in advance here. Private lessons must be requested here.
  • Private lessons will be available early season with group lessons scheduled to begin December 11th.
  • All lift tickets, rentals, lessons and payments must be completed online. There will no longer be desk agents or cashiers to take orders or payments in these areas. Those wishing to purchase with cash must purchase a Purgatory gift card, then use it to purchase these products online.
  • Only half-day Ski & Snowboard School class lessons will be available for children ages 7-12, excluding supervised lunch.
  • Snowburners, an 8-week lesson program for kids, is now available. Learn more.

Equipment Rentals

 

  • Advanced (at least 72 hours) online reservations are required. Guests will select a pick-up time window for rental equipment to manage customer congregation.

Mountain Dining

 

  • Now offering an online food ordering option featuring convenient to-go options. Learn More.
  • All cafeteria F&B orders and payments must be completed online. There will no longer be desk agents or cashiers to take orders or payments in these areas. Those wishing to purchase with cash must purchase a Purgatory gift card, then use it to purchase these products online.
  • NEW this season: Reservations will be required at our sit-down restaurant locations (Purgy’s, Paradise Pizzeria and Dante’s Bistro). More information coming soon.

Lodging

 

  • Trip Protection is available to add to any Purgatory Resort lodging reservation. 
  • Questions? Call our experts toll-free at 800-525-0892 today! We’d love to talk to you about our various resort lodging options and answer any questions.

Parking and Transportation

 

  • Purgatory’s FREE parking lot shuttle service runs from 9:00am-4:30pm, every day from the arrival court to both upper and lower Columbine parking lots, the Columbine area, and the Gelande overflow parking. We ask that one person per household utilize the shuttle and drop off the rest of their party using our newly designated skier drop off areas.
  • A mask must be worn while waiting in line and riding a shuttle. 
  • The main Village parking lot will evolve to be a combination lot on peak weekends and holidays, beginning Saturday, December 18. On these peak demand days, the Village lot will be designated a free parking lot for Durango Mountain Club (DMC) members and for vehicles with 4 or more passengers (HOV 4+). The Village lot will also be available as a paid parking lot on a space available basis for those who are not DMC members or do not have 4 or more occupants in their vehicle. Additional details regarding DMC parking and a new DMC shuttle service to the arrival court have been sent directly to club members by the Durango Mountain Master Association.
  • The discontinuation of valet parking service for Durango Mountain Club members and relocation of skier drop from the arrival court to the former valet parking space area.
  • A one-way traffic pattern along Purgatory Blvd. to Sheol St. that eliminates the right hand turn at the Skier Place/Sheol St. intersection, at the top of the hill.
  • We will not offer a skier shuttle to/from Durango for the 2021/2022 ski season.

Retail

 

  • All retail shops must adhere to Colorado retail guidance and capacity limits based on the dial level.

 

2021/2022 winter experience lift scenic

To read more about our resort, staffing, technology and operations improvements, click here.

For any further questions, please email [email protected].