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NEWS RELEASES

New Shangri-La Trail at Purgatory!
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.” 

Arizona Snowbowl Announces Replacement of Agassiz Chairlift
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” 

Brian Head Resort joins the largest ski & outdoor collective in the Southwest
November 5, 2019  “James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners, announced an acquisition agreement to manage Brian Head Resort” 

Memorial Day skiing. This was historic!
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”

The Southwest’s Only Mountain Coaster Opens Sat. Aug. 25 at Purgatory!
Aug. 23, 2018  “The new Inferno Mountain Coaster is an absolute blast to ride,” stated Elizabeth Howe, GM of Purgatory.” 

2018/2019 Opening Days Announced!
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.”

Nordic Valley Joins MCP Family of Ski Resorts
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…..” 

New Lower Prices on the Most Powerful Season Pass in the Southwest!
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…

Hesperus Ski Area Opens for the Season!
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….

Snowbowl Celebrates 80 Years of History & Looks to Future!
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….

Mountain Capital Partners Hires Howe as Director of Operations!
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….

James Coleman Continues to Invest in Purgatory Resort!
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….

Pajarito Mountain Kicks Off Ski Season!
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….

The First Ski Area in New Mexico Opens for the Season!
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….

Third New Lift in 3 Years at Snowbowl!
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….