A renowned family-friendly ski destination, Purgatory Resort has over 1,600 acres of terrain to explore. Enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland that is Southwest Colorado. Not only does Purgatory Resort offer a great ski adventure with a vertical drop of 2,000 feet, but they offer events such as yoga, moonlight snowshoe tours, the Cardboard Derby, and Kids’ Night Out. 

What's the Power Kids Pass?

One of the things that makes Purgatory such a wonderful ski resort is that it is the ONLY ski resort in North America to offer free ski passes for children 12 and under. No blackout dates, no strings attached. 

What to Expect at Purgatory Resort

Family Ski Day

Purgatory Resort is a gem in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. It is located 26 miles north of Durango on Highway 550. With 10 lifts, the variety of ski runs is impressive and fun!

Other Family-Friendly Activities at the Resort

Alpine Coaster at Purgatory Resort During Winter

Other than skiing and snowboarding, Purgatory offers such amazing activities as the Inferno Mountain Coaster, scenic tours of the mountains in a snowcat, snowshoe tours, Sleigh rides, Nordic skiing, and snowmobile adventures. 


For an incredible winter adventure, Purgatory Resort will not disappoint. The rugged awesomeness of Colorado’s the San Juan Mountains is brimming with the most consistent and abundant snow in the region. With all of the activities available for both kids and adults, it’s no wonder the resort was named North America’s “Best Ski Value” by TripAdvisor for three years running.