Purgatory

Storm dumps a foot of snow in high country, 9 inches at Purgatory Resort

After weeks of waiting, the first substantial winter storm hit Southwest Colorado this week, dumping upwards of a foot of snow in the high country. Snow continued to fall Wednesday night on the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase car-theft suspects from Silverton to Purgatory Resort

A man and a woman were in La Plata County Jail on Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase that started Wednesday night in Silverton and reached speeds of 90 mph on U.S. Highway 550. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small donations add up to help forest health in Southwest Colorado

A few extra dollars can go a long way toward protecting forests of the San Juan Mountains. This year, Purgatory Resort and Hermosa Tours, a mountain bike tour company, will take part in the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charles Siegele, ‘quiet leader’ and longtime Purgatory employee, dies at 70

Charles H. Siegele – who helped cut the Styx trail at Purgatory Resort, was a founding member of the National Ski Patrol of Southwest Colorado, and was a founding board member of Community...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort opens Columbine area for night skiing

Purgatory Resort will offer night skiing and snowboarding after 4 p.m. every day starting Saturday until Hesperus Ski Area has enough snow to open for the season. Because of recent warm, dry...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Input sought on lift proposal at Purgatory Resort

The San Juan National Forest Columbine Ranger District is seeking public input about Purgatory Resort’s Gelandé chairlift, Terrain Project and boundary adjustment proposal. Purgatory Resort...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort closes mid-day Thursday for power outage

Purgatory Resort closed mid-day Thursday after a tree fell through a power line causing an electrical outage. Wind blew a large Ponderosa into a power line near the top of Lift 2. Crews were...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold snap across Southwest Colorado expected to be short-lived

Some winter enthusiasts across Colorado have taken to ski burning to appease Ullr, the Norse god of snow and patron saint of skiers. The pagan ritual is meant to reverse Southwest Colorado’s snow...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado ski season: Mountain coasters, Olympic fun and more

Are you ready for a roller coaster at a ski resort? New attractions in Colorado this season include mountain coasters at four Colorado ski resorts, along with new terrain and new lifts. Colorado is...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory opens for the season

Purgatory Resort opened for the season Saturday, and skiers and snowboarders – and mountain bikers – were ready. The resort was scheduled to open at 9 a.m., but people started lining up at 5, Kim...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to open Saturday despite warm weather

Warm weather is no deterrent for Purgatory Resort’s opening day Saturday, when the ski area will celebrate its 52nd season. Resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Purgatory nearly doubled its snowmaking...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Ski Area to open with three lifts

Ski and snowboard season has arrived to the San Juan Mountains. Wolf Creek Ski Area will open at 9 a.m. Saturday for its opening day. Chairlifts will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors