Important Phone Numbers for all of our employees:
Ski Patrol Dispatch for Emergencies – 385-2178
Ski Patrol Radio – Channel 4

If you need to contact Patrol for any medical or trauma incidents you can reach them at x13178, 970-385-2178 or on Radio Channel 4. Please make sure that you give Patrol as much information about the situation as possible. 

AED Locations:
3rd floor VC outside Transportation (must have an electronic card key to access doors next to game room and doors outside mountain ops)
Purg Lodge Front Desk
In hallway between Tickets and restrooms/rental lockers
Patrol Room (in the Columbine beginner area)
Patrol T-1 and T-8 duty stations
In addition, Security has one in their truck.

Safety Meeting
Safety Committee Members

Yo Dude Don’t Intrude

In an ongoing effort to minimize the number of on-mountain accidents as well as overall safety for our guests, Purgatory Resort has implemented the “Ten Foot Rule”. Purgatory asks our guests to,

stay outside a 10 foot radius of any and all other skiers/riders while in their path of descent.

The Ten Foot Rule, combined with common sense and Know the Code is in place to educate our guests and snow sports enthusiasts alike about the risk of injury from accidents and simple ways to lessen such risk. By staying at least 10 feet away from other skiers/riders, the chances of a collision are reduced dramatically. The Ten Foot Rule also emphasizes respect and courtesy for other people of all ages who are also here to enjoy themselves in the fun, safe, family environment Purgatory offers.

Purgatory Mountain Patrol, Mountain Safety (Yellow Jackets) and Mountain Management will be enforcing the Ten Foot Rule at key congestion locations so that all may have a fun, safe time while at Purgatory Resort.


Purgatory Resort offers 5 terrain parks so everyone from the new boarder to the expert rider will find something tantalizing. Our dedicated Terrain Park Crew spends their days shaping, molding and most importantly riding in our parks. They know first hand what a good park needs and they do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Terrain Parks are a blast…but they can also be dangerous if the rider does not follow a few basic guidelines.

More TIPS for the park here

Get Smart

The Freestyle Terrain Resource Guide was designed to provide safety information for freestyle terrain users.

Play it safe when you use the park and pipe. Because nothing ruins a great day on the mountain like an injury. GET SMART Freestyle Terrain includes: jumps, hits, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half pipes, quarter pipes, snowcross, bump terrain and other constructed or natural terrain features.

Stuff to Know

Know your limits and ability level and select the appropriate freestyle terrain for you.

Your condition, speed, balance, body movements, alignment, and trajectory and maneuver difficulty will DIRECTLY AFFECT YOUR DESIRED OUTCOME.

Know the intended use of the freestyle terrain you have chosen. For example, some features are intended to be used in a series with no stopping and some individually with stopping areas; jump takeoffs are for jumping and rail takeoffs are for entering onto rails.

Your actions can take you out of balance and cause serious injury or death, no matter how the feature is designed or where you land. Land on your feet!

Transitions are changes in the shape and pitch of the snow or feature, or changes from one type of sliding surface to another. Transitions can be gentle or abrupt, and demand that users be alert and respond to them with accurate movements.

Know where to land. The SWEET SPOT is between the “knuckle” and center of the landing zone. Even if you land on or near the sweet spot, you can still be seriously injured or die if your landing posture is not correct.


BE AWARE that features change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming and time of day.

Read and obey all posted signs, instructions and warnings before using freestyle terrain.

Some resorts designate features as small, medium and large. Be aware these ratings are determined by size, not degree of difficulty, and are relative only to that resort.

Tree Well Safety

Is it the Flu or a Cold?

Common Symptoms








Muscle Ache




Sore or scratchy throat





Feeling lousy all over


Runny nose








Weakened sense of taste and smell


Stay Healthy This Winter

As we are getting ready for the winter season, don’t forget to think about how to stay healthy this winter season.

– Wash your hands frequently, especially after coughing or sneezing. Make sure to wash your hands for the length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday – slowly.

– If you can’t wash your hands with soap and water, use a hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol.

– Practice cough and sneeze etiquette – cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw it away or use your elbow or shoulder.

– If you become sick this winter, PLEASE do not come to work!! Stay home and get healthy before returning to work. If you have a fever, please wait at least 24 hours after your fever has broken to return.

– If you are showing symptoms of being sick while at work, your supervisor will ask you to go home. This is the best way to prevent illnesses throughout the workplace.