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Purgatory Resort
Purgatory offers a complete Rocky Mountain Colorado vacation, winter and summer, perfect for families, kids and groups.

Purgatory Resort

Colorado. Family. Heaven.

Phone: 970.247.9000

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Open Daily for winter operations through April 16, 2017
Lifts and mountain operations open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Restaurants open 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Shops and services open 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Ticket office hours of operation are: 8am - 5pm daily.   970.385.2168

Visit PURGATORYRESORT.COM for more info!

No matter where you rest your head, when you stay at Purgatory, we will make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for the entire family. Purgatory features accommodations that range from luxurious, slopeside and vacation homes to value-priced lodge rooms. You’ll find warm and comfortable lodging to suit every budget and every need.   

Purgatory is a mountain community that feels like home but is like no place you've ever been.

An endless backyard filled with exploration, relaxation and excitment. A destination where wildflowers grow thick as grass, trails lead off into the sunset and family members come to reunite. A central ground between the quintessential Colorado mountain town of Durango and the uniqueness of the Four Corners Region.

Whether you’re looking for heart pounding adventure or a relaxing vacation in the Rocky Mountains, once you've been to Purgatory you'll understand why so many visitors head to Southwest Colorado year after year.

The name Purgatory comes from a witty farmer who lived in the area during the late 1800s and adopted the moniker for a nearby creek, a tributary of the Rio de las Anima Perdidas (the River of Lost Souls), dubbed by Spanish explorers for a group who disappeared on the river during Durango's early history.

Named as the Best Value Ski Spot in North America by TripAdvisor! Recognized as a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town in North America by National Geographic...

Come find out for yourself why Durango, Colorado and Purgatory receive national attention as a great ski town! 

There are many ways to enjoy the winter wonderland, with 92 trails, 11 chairlifts and rarely any lines, it's simple to zip around the mountain and enjoy the spectacular scenery amidst the rugged San Juan Mountains.

Other fun winter activities include dog sledding, tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiling, ice climbing, and more!

Just the Facts!

Welcome to the rugged San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado.  Purgatory is known for some of the most consistent snow around.  Frequent storms followed by sunny, bluebird days create perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana.  Here are all the latest facts and statistics about Purgatory Resort:

  • Our Base Elevation is 8,793 feet (2,680 meters)
  • The Summit Elevation is 10,822 feet (3,299 meters) (That's over two miles high!)
  • Vertical Drop is 2,029 feet (618 meters)
  • Skiable Area is 1,525 Acres (617 hectares)
  • Our Annual Snowfall at Purgatory is 260 inches (660 centimeters) (That's over 21 FEET!)
  • We can cover 250 acres (21% of the mountain) with our Snowmaking
  • We have 11 Lifts serving 92 runs and can get up to 15,050 people to the top of the mountain per hour.

Lifts:

  • 1 High Speed Six Person
  • 2 High Speed Quads
  • 3 Triple Chairlifts
  • 3 Double Chairlifts
  • 1 Rope Tow Surface Lift 
  • 1 Magic Carpet

Our trail ratings by percentage are:

  • 20% Beginner
  • 45% Intermediate
  • 35% Advanced/Expert

We have five terrain parks for even more fun:

  • Paradise Freestyle Arena
  • Pitchfork Terrain Garden
  • Divine Comedy (the locals call it DC)
  • Animas City Adventure Park
  • Pinkerton Starter Park

Kids Ski FREE at Purgatory! Save 25% on lodging and receive FREE lift tickets for the kids when you buy four nights of lodging and three days of lift tickets for mom and dad. Available all season.  
 

View rates for Lodging, Activities, Child Care, and much more, visit skipurg.com!
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#1 Skier Place
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 970.247.9000

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Ska/Zia Town Series Bike Race

Ska/Zia Town Series Bike Race

July 17, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
The Ska/Zia Town Series comes to Purgatory Resort for two nights of racing this summer
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Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race!

Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race!

August 3, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Purgatory Resort
Get muddy and conquer the obstacles on this adventure race that's fun for the whole family. This is one of Purgatory’s most popular events!
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TBK Bank Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race

TBK Bank Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race

August 3, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
Get muddy and conquer the obstacles on this adventure race that is fun for the whole family.
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Carve Wars

Carve Wars

August 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Purgaory Resort
Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purg
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Carve Wars presented by Kroegers Ace Hardware

Carve Wars presented by Kroegers Ace Hardware

August 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country!
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Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank

Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank

August 16, 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
The Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank has become a “wildly” popular event on Durango’s summer calendar.
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Ska/Zia Town Series Bike Race

Ska/Zia Town Series Bike Race

August 21, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
The Ska/Zia Town Series comes to Purgatory Resort for two nights of racing this summer — July 17th and August 21st! Registration starts at 5:30pm
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Mountain Marmot Trail Run

Mountain Marmot Trail Run

September 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:30pm
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
For all you trail runners out there, the Mercy Foot & Ankle Center Mountain Marmot Trail Run presented by Durango Running Company is the race for you.
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