With over 100 ski & snowboard trails, 12 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 snow tubing, Nordic skiing, alpenglow snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiling, ice climbing, and more!
With our Power Kids program, every kid age 10 & under receives a FREE season pass valid every day of the season at all 8 of our resorts with no strings attached and no parent purchase necessary! Learn more here.
Experience the largest backcountry skiing operation in Colorado (over 35,000 acres!) with Purgatory Snowcat Adventures! Expert guides help you experience their favorite spots, from open bowls to glades. Powder skis or snowboards and lunch included. Lodging
No matter where you rest your head, when you stay at Purgatory, we 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. 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
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.