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Charitable Giving

We are currently accepting donation requests for the ski season.

Purgatory Resort’s corporate contributions are focused on educational, recreational, and environmental endeavors, as well as youth development and skier safety programs that positively impact our community, the state of Colorado or our industry. 

Our Philosophy

Purgatory Resort views community involvement as a corporate responsibility. We enthusiastically endorse and are committed to supporting our community both by giving and serving. Because of the scope of our business, corporate donations take several forms.

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, Purgatory Resort donated 1% of sales from its first 2020/21 season pass campaign, matched by managing partner, the Coleman Charitable Foundation, to the Durango Chamber of Commerce. This combined $60,000 cash donation to the chamber was used to support numerous programs offered by the chamber for local businesses in need during the initial stages of the pandemic. 

Purgatory Resort offers in-kind and cash donations, services, labor, equipment, and hosts events. On the local and statewide level, we consider not-for-profit programs, groups and causes that enrich the communities where our employees and resort guests live and work. 

Our Focus

In alignment with our philosophy, we are concentrated on having a direct and meaningful impact on educational, recreational, and environmental endeavors as well as youth development and skier safety, it is not possible to accommodate every request. In general, our corporate donation policy does not allow contributions to individuals, capital or political campaigns, or political or religious groups.

The greatest consideration will be given to those projects/organizations which:

  • Clearly identify a need and present an innovative way to meet that need
  • Demonstrate an ability to implement the program
  • Identify a general benefit to the community
  • Encourage the use of volunteers
  • Provide opportunities for the community’s youth development

To request funds, please complete the Charitable Contributions Application Form in its entirety:

Charitable Contribution Application

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