Updated December 2023
Winter is a time of joy and delight. It’s a time to slow down, and appreciate quality time with family and friends. This year, instead of more things piled up under the tree, give your loved ones the gift of an experience. Here is the ultimate Purgatory holiday experience gift guide!
From the obvious skiing and snowboarding to other fun winter activities like snowshoeing and sipping hot cocoa by the fire, Purgatory Resort has some of the best holiday traditions. Come share them with your loved ones!
The Gift of Skiing
Pro Tip: For those interested in purchasing three or more consecutive days of skiing, check out our Multi-day Tickets! With the Unlimited option, you can ski any 3-5 consecutive days during the season, with locked in rates and the flexibility to arrive whenever you’re ready.
Pro Tip: The deadline to purchase 2022/2023 season passes is December 17th so don’t delay on locking in this gift!
Lessons & Rentals
Pro Tip: Get 1-on-1 guidance with a private lesson. These intimate sessions offer personalized feedback and guidance at a comfortable pace.
Christmas Trees and Snow Cat Trips
Snowcat Ski Trip
Pro Tip: Book a private cat for your friends or family and get in on the fun! Private cat trips fit up to 12 guests, and start at $4,999.
Snowcat Dining Excursion
Pro Tip: Five dates are available for the 2022/2023 season, but we highly recommend booking early, as our Snowcat Dining Excursions sell out quickly!
Inferno Mountain Coaster
Pro Tip: Pair this with a day of skiing/riding for an action-packed day the mountain.
Slow the pace down and book a snowshoe tour for the naturalist in your life. Our guided snowshoe tours are the perfect way to experience the outdoors as a guide shares their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna. Morning and afternoon half-day tours available daily at 9am and 1pm.
Pro Tip: Pair a snowshoe tour experience with a gift card. The recipient can use the gift card to get a new beanie or pair of gloves from Purgatory Sports for the tour, or on a romantic dinner at Purgy’s afterward.
The Tubing Hill
Experience the thrill of sliding down Purgatory’s tubing hill, perfect for families and those young at heart! With specialty snow tubes, you’re guaranteed to get the speed you want! More information on dates and tickets will be provided soon.
Santa found some time out of his busy schedule to swing by the Purgatory Base area! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be giving out candy canes, and finding out who’s been naughty or nice. Make sure to come by from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Wednesday, December 22. The kids will love it!
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and FIREWORKS!
Purgatory’s favorite holiday tradition! From 6:00pm-6:30pm at the Base Area, patrollers and ski instructors will be coming down the mountain, lighting up the night with bright torchlights. Once the parade has finished, make sure you stick around for the fireworks show! Continue the celebration at Purgy’s, where the bar and cafeteria will be open until midnight and will conclude the festivities with a champagne toast.