Purgatory Resort reopening June 29

Purgatory Resort is reopening for summer fun and adventures.  Lodging reopens June 29, and summer activities will open July 2 at the southwest Colorado resort.  

Purgatory Resort was forced to temporarily suspend its operations when the 416 Wildfire was first reported on June 1.  

“While it’s been a challenging month of June, we’re excited to open again and offer our guests a great experience at Purgatory Resort,” stated Elizabeth Howe, director of operations for Mountain Capital Partners and Purgatory Resort.  “We’re looking forward to our employees returning to the resort and welcoming back our guests.”

Additional details about Purgatory’s operating hours, summer activities, restaurants and shops that will be open will be released next week.   

“Over the course of the next week, we’ll be getting the resort ready for the public, contacting employees, ordering supplies and ramping up our operations,” stated Howe.  “In addition, we’re actively working with the Forest Service on what activities Purgatory will offer guests beginning in July. We’re acutely aware that dry conditions continue to exist, and we’re committed to being good stewards of the environment.”

The San Juan National Forest is currently under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, which prohibit smoking outside, campfires, charcoal grills, and more. La Plata County has issued Stage 3 Fire Restrictions.

“Purgatory is very grateful to the first responders, firefighters, and 416 Fire management team for all their efforts in battling the wildfire,” stated Howe.  “We appreciate everything they are doing to keep our community safe.”

Throughout the remainder of the summer, Purgatory is hosting a series of exciting events, including Carve Wars on July 6 – 7, and Music in the Mountains with a number of concerts and events at Purgatory Resort starting on July 11.

For more information on Purgatory’s summer operations, what’s open starting July 2, and a complete list of summer events at Purgatory Resort, visit PurgatoryResort.com.

About Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort is recognized as a top, family-friendly, year-round resort.  Purgatory provides summertime outdoor fun and adventure, with an exciting zipline, alpine slide, ropes course, scenic chairlift rides, hiking and mountain bike trails, bungee trampolines, miniature golf, disc golf, UTVs, paddle boarding and more!  Coming summer 2018 is the Inferno Mountain Coaster, which will be open year-round. Snow enthusiasts enjoy the winter wonderland with 99 trails, six terrain parks, 1,605 skiable acres, and 12 chairlifts. Other winter activities include dog sledding, tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowbiking, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling and more! For more information or to book a vacation, call 970-247-9000, visit purgatoryresort.com, or follow @skiPurg on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For details, visit SkiPurg.com.