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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 experience out of your trip. If it’s your first time to Purgatory, check out our First Time Visitor’s Guide.

Find Your Way Around

Ahead of your visit, check out our resort maps to find the locations of our activities and on-site businesses. 

A resort shuttle offers convenient access to certain areas such as the Kids Off-Road Track and Twilight Lake for paddle boarding and boating. Resort shuttles drive in a continuous loop, which takes approximately 15 minutes. Please plan accordingly when selecting which activities to access during your activity session and when.

Arrive on Time

With so much to do during your activity session, you’ll want to ensure that you don’t miss out on our favorite activities. 

The AM session is from 9am – 12:30pm (9am – 1pm during our peak season)

The PM session is from 12:30pm – 4pm (1pm – 5pm during our peak season)

*Peak season is July 1st – 31st

The ticket office opens at 8:30am. We recommend picking up your wristbands ahead of your session start time so that you can use the full session time to enjoy activities.

What Each Session Includes

Your activity ticket provides access to six exciting activities including the alpine slide, Inferno Mountain Coaster, mountain biking, boating and paddle boarding at Twilight Lake, treasure panning and the kids off-road track. Sessions may be purchased with or without the Inferno Mountain Coaster. 

The alpine slide is our most popular activity, and wait times may vary. We recommend getting one ride in, and then checking out the other activities in the area.

Our activity tickets are designed to provide enough time to enjoy each activity at least once. This is important to keep in mind when planning out your day.

Activities limited to one use per session: Inferno Mountain Coaster (if selected), Treasure Panning, Kids Off-Road Track and Twilight Lake Board & Boat.

Take a Break to Eat

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we’ve got options!

Stop by the Village Market & Deli for a quick breakfast or lunch. The Deli offers made-to-order breakfast sandwiches and burritos, as well as sandwiches and salads for lunch. 

Purgy’s Slopeside Grill and Paradise Pizza offer both lunch and dinner. Order your food online, and enjoy your meal on one the Purgy’s or Paradise outdoor patios. 

Looking to grab a drink? Check out the Bear Bar and try one of their NEW summer cocktails!

Explore Village Plaza Shops

If you’re looking to take a break from all of the fun, check out our Village Plaza shops for outdoor gear, apparel, Purgatory logo wear and more!


Questions about our summer operations? Check out our FAQ page, or email [email protected].