A winter paradise in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is the perfect family vacation destination. It's known for its unmatched scenery, terrain for all abilities and a vibrant, historic downtown. Purgatory Lodge has all the amenities of a world-class facility, including restaurants, shops, pool/spa, fitness center, private lounge and game room, and concierge. With 1,360 skiable acres, five terrain parks and kids' play area, Purgatory has something to offer the entire family.

Annual Snowfall
260.0 inches/661 cm
1360 acres
Base Elevation
8793 feet/2674 meters
Summit Elevation
10822 feet/3290 meters
Hours of Operation
Season Dates
November 2014—April 2015
Celebrate the Season Sat., Apr. 4 with Gaper Day Party on the Beach and Sun., Apr. 5 with an Egg Hunt for kids in the base area plus live music on the beach. Purgatory will temporarily close Apr. 6-10 and re-open for a Bonus Ski Weekend, Sat. & Sun., Apr. 11 & 12 with discounted lift tickets and more great spring skiing! See you on the slopes!
#1 Skier Place
Durango, CO, 81301
Main Phone Number
Lodging/Central Reservations
Closest Airport
Durango/La Plata County DRO
Miles from Denver

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There's plenty new at Purgatory, but the reasons people love to come here haven't changed. Purgatory is located just 25 miles north of the historic mining town of Durango, Colorado. Named as Best Value Ski Resort in North Amercia by TripAdvisor and one of America's Best Small Towns by Outside magazine, Durango offers a wide array of winter activities, shopping, and more restaurants per capita than San Francisco. A spectacular location, fun family winter activities, friendly staff, no lift lines and some of the best ski weather in America make Purgatory the perfect place for a memorable ski vacation.

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Join us for fun on and off the slopes! Make your ski vacation plans today and come play with us. One of our friendly Durango-based vacation specialists can help you plan your ski getaway. Book your vacation by calling 800-525-0892.

Muck & Mire 10k, 5k and Kids’ Mud Run – August 8, featuring live music, beer garden, and kid activities. Visit purgatoryresort.com