Volunteer Benefits


All volunteers receive a 10% discount on all non-sale merchandise. This discount applies to all Purgatory Resort retail locations.

Ski and Snowboard School

All volunteers receive free group lessons on a space-available basis in existing classes.  You must be a volunteer in the current winter season in order to receive this benefit. For more information, contact Ski and Snowboard School at ext. 11510.

Food & Beverage

F&B offers flat rate (no additional discount) $5 employee meal deals in several Purgatory-operated venues (subject to tax and availability). These meal deals are for employees while at work (not on days off). In addition, all employees receive a 30% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at all Purgatory Resort restaurant and cafeteria locations. Meal deals and discounts are only afforded to employees and are not extended to friends and family. To receive the discount, an employee ID must be presented. Discounts do not apply to grocery and non-grocery items for sale at outlets such as Village Market & Deli.


Purgatory Resort’s Helmet Policy is stated in the employee handbook.  Employees and Volunteers are required to wear a certified, recreational snow sports or motor sports helmet if they are required to, or elect to, ski, ride, or operate a snowmobile in connection with any duties, in or out of uniform.  This policy also applies when an employee is engaged in the above mentioned activities while in uniform whether on or off the clock.

We are committed to helping our employees find an affordable helmet. Come in to HR to find out details.

Lift Access Privileges

Your employee ID entitles you to free lift access while employed by Purgatory Resort. Winter employees that complete the season in good standing receive free summer lift access. You are required to show your ID to the ticket checker each time you pass through the lift line. Abuse of this policy may lead to suspension of lift access privileges and/or termination.


Purgatory Resort provides seasonal free employee transportation to and from Durango on a scheduled, space available basis. You must present your employee ID to board the bus. Employee transportation is not provided in the summer.

In addition to offering free employee transportation, Purgatory Resort offers a Car Pool Incentive Program. A single vehicle must have 2 or more employees who qualify and are all scheduled to work that day. Only the driver of the vehicle will receive an incentive coupon. Abuse of this program in any way could result in termination of employment.