Purg News Release

I jumped the gun earlier releasing the news that Purg delayed their opening day. They reached out and asked me to wait for the formal new release. Here it is.

To my friends at Purgatory, the Monday storm will not do you any favors! Things look very favorable after that. Here is the news release:

New Opening Date: 11/27
Resort officials announced today that Purgatory Resort will open on Wednesday, November 27 for the 2019/2020 season. The resort was originally scheduled to open this Saturday. Sam Williams, senior director of mountain operations, said they made the difficult decision to reschedule opening after nearly two weeks of above-average fall temperatures. While this week’s winter storm – which brought 7 inches to Purgatory’s slopes – was a welcome sign of winter, it didn’t deliver sustained cold temperatures for consistent snowmaking or enough natural snow for the resort to open this Saturday as planned.

Please check the snow report as opening day draws nearer for updates on terrain.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and encourage everyone to continue doing their snow dances— local OpenSnow weather forecasters indicate that we could see up to two feet of snow beginning Monday through Thanksgiving next week. Check out our photo blog below for shots snapped today.


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