Purgatory Resort Facts

For more information contact

Kim Oyler, director of communications
(970) 385-2131
Koyler@purgatoryresort.com 

Welcome to the rugged San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. Purgatory Resort is known for some of the most consistent snow around with frequent storms followed by sunny, bluebird days that create perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana. Here are all the latest facts and statistics about Purgatory Resort: 

  • Base Elevation is 8,793 feet (2,680 meters)
  • Summit Elevation is 10,822 feet (3,299 meters) (That's over two miles high!)
  • Vertical Drop is 2,029 feet (618 meters)
  • Skiable Area is 1,525 Acres (617 hectares)
  • Annual Snowfall at Purgatory is 260 inches (660 centimeters) (That's over 21 FEET!)
  • Cover 250 acres (21% of the mountain) with snowmaking equipment 

11 Lifts serving 92 trails

Can get up to 15,050 people to the top of the mountain per hour.

  • 1 High Speed Six Person
  • 2 High Speed Quads
  • 3 Triple Chairlifts
  • 3 Double Chairlifts 
  • ‚Äč1 Rope Tow Surface Lift 
  • 1 Magic Carpet

Trail Ratings by percentage: 

  • 20% Beginner
  • 45% Intermediate
  • 35% Advanced/Expert

Five Terrain Parks 

  • Paradise Freestyle Arena
  • Pitchfork Terrain Garden
  • Divine Comedy (the locals call it DC)
  • Angel’s Tread Terrain Park
  • Pinkerton Starter Park

Dates and Times

The 2016/2017 season is scheduled for Nov. 19, 2016 through April 16, 2017

Lift hours of operation are 9am until 4pm. Late arrival lift tickets start at 12:30pm. 

Ticket office hours of operation are 8am - 5pm daily. (970) 385-2168