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We believe in skiing. 2021/2022 season passes on sale now! Sale ends August 27.

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.

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The First Signs of Fall

A glimpse of what’s to come around the mountain.   After a hot summer, we were excited to welcome fall yesterday. Cooler temps, a nice breeze and the changing of the trees are all signs that fall has arrived. Check out the gallery at the bottom of this post for photos from today. We’re estimating […]

Purgatory Sports – Downtown Tent Sale This Weekend!

Join us this Saturday & Sunday, September 25-56, from 9am-4pm for awesome discounts on bikes, ski gear and more!   Looking for a new bike to end the season with? Or maybe you’re already planning for winter and want to dial in your setup with a new pair of skis?   Up to 50% off […]

Purgatory Express (Lift 1) Closed Weekend of 9/18-9/19

The Purgatory Express is scheduled to be closed this weekend, September 18-19, due to an electrical issue between the lift controls and the motor that we believe is from prior lightning damage. A technician from Doppelmayr is on site to assist our team in the diagnosis. Replacement parts are expected to begin arriving Friday, September […]

Meet the MTB Power Pass Bike Parks

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Access four bike parks in the Southwest with the Mountain Bike Power Pass. Finish out the 2021 season at the Purgatory Bike Park and beyond with the Mountain Bike Power Pass! This pass provides unlimited summer 2021 access to Purgatory Resort, Brian Head Resort, Pajarito Mountain and Spider Mountain — all for just $249.  Here’s […]

Bonus Mountain Bike Days for Summer 2021

Enjoy an additional two days of riding this season August 26-27, 2021.   We are excited to announce that we will open the Purgatory Bike Park for two additional days this season! Our daily operations will end Sunday, August 15th, with weekend operations following through Sunday, October 10th. We will also be open Labor Day […]

Vote for Our Lift Maintenance Team!

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Our lift maintenance team was nominated for the SAM Magazine (Ski Area Management) Rise Up Challenge! We are extremely proud of the work our lift maintenance team does. Despite the many challenges they face, they continue to show up and work hard day in and day out. “Improvise, adapt and overcome — that’s the unofficial […]

Wildflowers at Purgatory Resort

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The San Juan Mountains are lovely this time of year, especially with wildflowers in full bloom right now. Our favorite time of the summer, wildflower season paints the slopes with shades of pink, purple, blue, green, orange and red. Wildflower season typically starts late June to early July, and continues all the way into mid-August. […]

Tips for a Successful Day at Purgatory Resort

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How to make the most of your day at the mountain. Summer at Purgatory Resort offers endless opportunities to enjoy everything that the San Juan Mountains have to offer. Whether you’re coming up to enjoy our fun summer activities or to relax at our Base Area, here are a few tips to get the best […]

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Place

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Help us protect the San Juan National Forest.   Southwest Colorado is in extreme drought with continued hot, dry weather creating a critical fire environment. Stage I restrictions are effective June 16 at 12:01 a.m. until rescinded or replaced. Fire restrictions are designed to protect public safety and our area’s natural resources. Activities prohibited under Stage […]

Summer 2021 Covid-19 Guidelines

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the mountain this summer! Before your visit, please read our current Covid-19 mask & distancing policy, effective June 1, 2021: Fully vaccinated guests and employees are not required to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors at Purgatory Resort, except under the following circumstances where masks […]

QUIZ: Which 2021/2022 Season Pass Is Right for You?

Take our quiz to find your perfect season pass option. Purgatory Resort is excited to offer multiple season pass options for the 2021/2022 season. From the classic Power Pass that offers unrestricted access at all collective resorts to the NEW Power Pass Select, you have a wide range of season pass options to choose from. […]

Buy Now, Ski Now

NEW! With our Buy Now, Ski Now offer, you can hit the slopes this season and ski all next winter, too! Spring skiing is one of our favorite times of year. The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer. We love spring skiing, and we’re stoked to offer a new benefit on our 2021/2022 […]

Purgatory Announces 2021/2022 Season Pass and Capital Improvements

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DURANGO, CO — Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area opened their pass sales for the 2021/2022 winter season earlier today. Headlined by new benefits including free season passes for kids ages 12 and younger, resort officials say one important detail hasn’t changed over last year: affordability. “The last 12 months brought new uncertainties but two […]

Introducing the Spring Break Fun Fund

Your purchase of two* or more consecutive days of lift tickets now comes with a FREE $20 resort credit for each day you ski or ride! Soak in some rays and enjoy bluebird days on the slopes. When you purchase* two or more consecutive days of lift tickets of $69+ per day, you will receive a […]

2021 Years Of Service

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The last year will be remembered primarily for the global pandemic. But through it all, Purgatory and our hundreds of employees still succeeded in delivering against our mission to “Give People the Freedom to Ski” whether it was summer, fall or winter. We learned to adapt to keep our businesses operating without missing a beat, […]