Purgatory Resort Heats Up Summer With New Chile Cook-Off

Purgatory Resort welcomes summer with a new Chili Cook-off event on Saturday, June 15. This sizzling event marks the start of a summer at Purgatory with on-mountain activities, signature events and Durango's only lift-served mountain bike park.

The Chili Cook-off is the ideal kickoff to a fun-filled summer season on the mountain, as teams from Purgatory departments compete in a fiery competition, serving up the best chili recipes in Southwest Colorado. Guests are invited to sample the entries and cast their votes for chili champion.

Event Highlights:

In addition to the Chili Cook-off, Purgatory’s Bike Park and other attractions will open for the summer season on Saturday, June 15, with daily operations from 10 am - 5 pm. Weekend operations will begin on August 23 to October 6 (Friday through Sunday).

This summer guests can enjoy greater flexibility in planning their adventures with the introduction of a full-day activity pass to experience Purgatory's family-friendly activities, including the Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Treasure Panning, Twilight Lake Board & Boat, Scenic Chairlift Rides, and Off-Road Go-Kart Track. Learn more and purchase tickets at purgatory.ski/summer-activities.

Also new this summer, Purgatory is extending its operating hours on Fridays in July for the Sunset Shred mountain biking sessions from 4 pm to 7 pm. Purgatory’s Bike Park offers something for riders of all levels, from expert downhill trails to the fun and flowy Shangri-La beginner trail. Children ages 12 and under can enjoy free unlimited mountain bike uplifts with Power Kids, the only season pass in North America that offers unlimited free skiing and mountain bike uplifts for kids, no purchase required or strings attached.

Purgatory's summer season is packed with signature events and returning favorites, including Summer Brew, Carve Wars, Archery Fest, and the Mushroom and Wine Dinner. San Juan Sessions will feature live music on Friday evenings, while the Motorcycle Hill Climb is also making a comeback this year. For a complete mountain getaway, Purgatory offers a diverse range of lodging options, family-friendly activities, retail shops, restaurants, and bars offered at Purgatory’s Village Plaza base area. Explore the complete list of summer lodging packages at purgatory.ski/offers.

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