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In The News

In The News

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June 18, 2020  “The Shangri-La mountain bike trail is complete and will open for the 2020 summer season. This trail provides access to new terrain for riders of all skill levels that is unique and a first of its kind in the area.” 


May 20, 2019  “Purgatory Resort will add its name to a short list of U.S. resorts spinning lifts during Memorial Day weekend when it opens for a bonus weekend of skiing”


Apr. 18, 2018  “We’re excited to add Nordic Valley to our family of ski resorts and begin working with the resort staff,” stated James Coleman. “Nordic Valley is a fantastic ski area and is consistent with our goals…..”


Feb. 1, 2018  For the past 80 years, Arizona Snowbowl has offered snow enthusiasts the best on-snow experience in the state. Since 2012, the resort has experienced a complete transformation….


Dec. 13, 2017  New this season! Pajarito replaced the old Mitey Mite with a new Magic Carpet, which provides beginners an easier way to learn the sport and doubled the teaching area for beginners….


March 5, 2020  “The new lift will replace the existing three-seat passenger chair with a modern combination high-speed lift, located at the base of Agassiz Peak” 


Aug. 23, 2018  “The new Inferno Mountain Coaster is an absolute blast to ride,” stated Elizabeth Howe, GM of Purgatory.” 


Mar. 9, 2018  The Power Pass is being offered at new lower prices, offering savings of up to $199 over last year.  All kids in 4th grade and younger receive a free Pass…


Jan. 30, 2018  Officials with Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) announced the appointment of Elizabeth Howe as its new Director of Operations for its collection of resorts, including Purgatory Resort, Arizona….


Nov. 15, 2017  Snow enthusiasts can make their first turns of the season in New Mexico
when Sipapu Ski Resort opens Saturday, Nov. 18, signifying the 15th consecutive season that Sipapu has opened before….


November 5, 2019  “James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners, announced an acquisition agreement to manage Brian Head Resort” 


Aug. 6, 2018  “Officials with Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) announced the kick off of ski season for Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Hesperus Ski Area, and Nordic Valley Ski Resort.”


Feb. 13, 2018  “Everyone at Hesperus is excited to kick off the ski season on Wednesday,” announced Ben Beresford, mountain manager at Hesperus Ski Area. “We’ve been hard at work, making….


Dec. 21, 2017  James Coleman and officials at Mountain Capital Partners, ownership group of Purgatory Resort, announced that they have purchased seven parcels of land….


Jun. 13, 2017  Arizona Snowbowl’s new quad chairlift is the third new lift in three consecutive years. Snowbowl is replacing the existing Hart Prairie Riblet double chairlift with a new Doppelmayr quad….

Press Release


Thank you for your interest in Mountain Capital Partners and our family of resorts. Mountain Capital Partners is a fast-growing company with six resorts, plus Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation and the only year-round, lift served mountain bike park in North America.  We would love to share our story with you!

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For multi-resort visits or Purgatory, Sipapu, Pajarito, Hesperus, Nordic Valley and Spider Mountain Bike Park, please contact Stacey Glaser (

For Arizona Snowbowl, please contact John Brice (

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Due to safety and privacy concerns, MCP prohibits the operation or use on or above the resort’s property of unmanned aerial systems (drones) by the general public, including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists without the written authorization from the respective resort.  This prohibition includes drones used by filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the boundaries. The prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from the resort property, as well as any launched from public or property outside of the resort boundaries.

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