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Purgatory Resort Sets Opening Day for November 17

Family Ski Day 25

Ski Season is right around the corner. Today marks 100 days until the kick-off of ski season for Purgatory Resort, which opens for the 2018/2019 season on Saturday, Nov. 17.  

El Nino is forecast for the winter, which means more powder days at Purgatory. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is currently predicting El Nino conditions for this winter, which tend to produce greater than average snowfall across the southern Rockies, benefiting southwestern Colorado.

“We can’t wait for the first snowflakes to fall at Purgatory, and our crews are already prepping the mountain for Nov. 17th,” stated Elizabeth Howe, general manager at Purgatory Resort. “We’re looking forward to a fantastic ski season, and can’t wait to be back on the snow with our guests.”

Kids Ski Free

Every child who is in fourth grade and younger receives a FREE season pass – no other purchase required. The free pass provides unlimited, direct-to-lift access with NO blackout dates to Purgatory, Sipapu, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl and Hesperus Ski Area, and is valued at $399.

Purgatory offers many ways for kids to enjoy the mountain, including the Animas City Adventure Park, Kids’ Ski & Snowboarding lessons, Tubing Hill, and annual events like the Cardboard Derby, and more.

Winter Lodging Deals

Purgatory is offering great deals when booked by Sept. 13. Enjoy a winter escape for only $50 down and save 30 percent on lodging. With Purgatory opening the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, guests can enjoy a holiday celebration, complete with buffet dinner, or have dinner delivered directly to the room for a nice, intimate family meal. Visit for more details on lodging.  

More Resorts Opening Soon

Other ski areas in the collective owned and managed by Mountain Capital Partners are opening in November. Arizona Snowbowl opens Nov. 16, Sipapu Ski Resort opens Nov. 17, and Pajarito Mountain opens Nov. 23. Hesperus Ski Area and Nordic Valley Ski Resort will announce opening days at a later time. Mountain Capital Partners, the Southwest’s largest ski area collective, has invested a grand total of $40 million over four consecutive seasons to make improvements to the guest experience, enhancements to the mountains, and to provide something new and exciting for locals and visitors alike.