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As the sunsets during a snowshoe tour, guest are treated to the unbelievable beauty of the San Juan Mountains

Slow down the pace and explore Colorado’s beautiful San Juan Mountains on a snowshoe tour! Visit some of the breathtaking out-of-bounds terrain with an experienced guide. They’ll enhance the tour with their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna. We recommend bringing water, snacks, sunscreen waterproof boots, warm layers of clothing, beanie and gloves.



Ticket price includes equipment rental, lift up and down, guided tour and hot cocoa voucher.
Phone (970) 385-2147
DatesStay tuned for 2023/2024 dates!
Conditions permitting
Beginners welcome
Departure Times9:00am & 1:00pm
Meet at the Guest Services area.
Trip Duration2 – 2.5 hours total

Make it extra special!

Take your aprés ski to new heights with a sunset snowshoe tour, appetizers, and libations at the Powderhouse. Meet at Guest Services at 3:00pm and enjoy a scenic chairlift ride up the mountain followed by a scenic snowshoe tour. Make a stop at the Powderhouse for a deliciously crafted snack before snowshoeing back down to the base area. 

Wear or bring warm layers. It is often colder up on the mountain than at the base area. Temperatures also drop with the sun. Layers help you regulate your temperature no matter the conditions. We also highly recommend bringing along some water.

Alpenglow Snowshoe + Charcuterie

A group enjoys a snowshoe tour at sunset
Time3:00pm – 7:00pm
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to get snowshoes and be on the lift by 3:00pm.
Snowshoes and poles are provided
DatesClosed for the 22/23 Season
Trip Duration4 hours
Meeting PlaceGuest Services
  • Group of snowshoers make their way down the mountain as they take in the beauty of Engineer Mountain
  • Young couple on snowshoe tour stops to take in the alluring sunset views
  • Snowshoe tour leads a group to a beautiful overlook of the Needles Mountain Range
  • Snowshoe group being guided into the backcountry to fine an overlook

Snowshoe Rentals

$15/pair for 24 hours – Purgatory Nordic Center

If you’re looking to explore on your own, visit the Purgatory Nordic Center. Snowshoes may not be used in-bounds at the resort except with a guided tour. If you’d like to continue using your rented snowshoes for the duration of the rental period, we recommend checking out Purgatory Flats across the highway from the resort. Molas Lake and Andrews Lake are also great options, just 15 minutes north of Purgatory on highway 550.

Check back this winter!

Couple snowshoes through the high alpine landscape as the Needles Mountain Range shines in the background

These daily scheduled group outings make for a lovely diversion and are a great way to mix it up in the middle of winter! Check back next season and ask about a private tour. Availability varies.

The fine print

  • Trips canceled 48 hours or more in advance will receive a full refund 
  • Trips canceled less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour will receive a 50% refund or the option to reschedule during the same season for a $50 fee 
  • No refunds will be given for late arrivals or no shows 
  • Purgatory Snowcat Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time due to weather, safety concerns or mechanical issues. Refunds and the option to reschedule is at the discretion of PSA and on a trip by trip basis
  • Minimum of 5 guests are required for Scenic Trips to operate. 

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