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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.

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The Experience Gift Guide

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This season, share the stoke with the gift of adventure. It’s no secret that we like to get out and have fun. From skiing all day to finding unique ways to enjoy the mountains in the winter, you’re bound to find the perfect experience for all of your loved ones. Slopeside Getaway Surprise your partner […]

Just Kidding: We’re Opening Saturday!

11/18/21: Snowmaking progress. Photo: Isaac Dean
Great news! We’ll be able to make our originally scheduled opening day of Saturday, November 20 after another successful night of snowmaking. For the first time this fall, overnight temperatures came in colder and drier than forecasted and the snowmaking crew was able to produce more than expected. The Purgatory Express will turn at 10 a.m. and tickets […]

Opening Day Is Saturday!

UPDATE: Thanks to the hard work of our snowmakers, we are now able to move our official opening day to Saturday, November 20th! Let’s make it official!  The 2021/2022 ski season will kick off at 9am this Sunday, November 21st, one day later than originally anticipated due to uncertainty with the weather. This week Mother Nature […]

Looking Ahead at the 2021/2022 Ski Season

To our valued employees, guests, homeowners, passholders, the North County community and friends:   We are at that time of year where winter happens whenever temperatures tumble into the 20s on the mountain for at least a few consecutive hours per night — and we’ve already made several rounds of snow on West Fork. We’ll […]

When Is The Best Time To Ski?

Who doesn’t love that sweet sweet feeling of carving down the mountain with no distractions? Or skiing right up to the lift like you own it?! For those of you who like your peace and quiet, we’ve got the ultimate guide for avoiding those pesky lift lines and finding the best time to ski. The […]

First Snow for the 2021/2022 Season

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Winter has arrived in the high country! We were thrilled to welcome our first storm of the season. We watched as fall gave way to winter, as bright aspens peeked out from behind a blanket of white — a stark and stunning contrast seen across the mountains. With the arrival of winter, we are pleased […]

The First Signs of Fall

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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

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 […]