Purgatory just announced their scheduled opening of November 21- according to them, the earliest ever. It is definitely earlier than any date since I have lived here.
Now it just remains to be seen how aggressive they are in opening terrain. Past management would never open the mountain earlier than Thanksgiving and would never open anything beyond the front face before Christmas no matter how much snow fell- and in several past seasons the best snow fell early season on closed terrain.
So far, this guy remains true to his word.
Also announced are local punch passes. These are cool!
So much win here. $50 buys you a day of skiing, and $60 skiing therafter- down to $35 at Sipapu.
Or, you cna buy a 6 punch pass card for $149- Sipapu and Pajarito tickets cost 1 punch, Purg and snowbowl 2 punches.
$229 gets you 10 punches. Not quite as good at Silverton, but still a good deal- 5 days at Purg for under $50.
These deals are better than ANYTHING offered by past management- and past management would ONLY offer discounted tickets outside of the area.
I saw on their website today that they added Skirama Dolomiti to their season pass, so now you can ski in Italy also.