Purgatory announces weekend operations starting Sunday – The Durango Herald

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Music, cycling and events will continue until October

Visitors to the Purgatory Resort ride the Inferno roller coaster. From this weekend, the station will be open only on weekends. (Christian Circumscriptions/Purgatory Resort)

As the children return to school and summer draws to a close, Purgatory Resort will now operate its summer attractions on weekends beginning on Sunday.

Purgatory will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, from August 20 to October 20. 2, plus Labor Day.

“It’s the same summer schedule that we posted at the start of the season and have followed for several years,” said Amanda Anderson, chief marketing officer of Purgatory. “It is primarily based on when students in our area return to school and allows our team to start preparing for the upcoming winter season.”

The mountain, however, will continue to offer events and music in addition to lift-accessible mountain biking, its alpine slide, and the Inferno roller coaster for visitors.

Free live music will continue on the mountain every weekend.

Upcoming events at Purgatory include its mushroom and wine dinner on August 19, a motorcycle climb on September 4, where motorcycles will attempt to climb straight up the mountain, and the 12.2-mile Mountain Marmot Trail. and down the mountain single track trails Sept. 24.

Purgatory will also host several other bike races.

The Downhill Rockies racing series will take place this weekend, testing riders on the World Cup mountain track. In addition to the downhill race, the event will also feature a ‘Warlords of Downhill Costume Parade’ on one of Purgatory’s easier trails at the end of the weekend.

The Mountain Enduro Trail Party will take place on September 11th. In this competition, riders can ride the downhill segments in any order, as many times as they want, and only their fastest laps will count.

The USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships, meanwhile, will return to Purgatory for the second year in a row from October 13-16.

More information on upcoming events at https://www.purgatory.ski/events/.

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