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Purgatory Resort downhill Skiing

Winter Recreation

When the snow flies, Durango comes alive! Experience winter recreation in beautiful Southwest Colorado.

Durango is your Colorado winter wonderland!

From snowshoeing to skiing, Durango, Colorado offers a wealth of winter recreation opportunities. Named one of the "10 Best Ski Towns in America," Durango is an affordable, family-friendly option that mixes Old Western charm with world-class winter sports. It's the perfect place for your winter getaway!

World-Class Skiing in an Intimate Setting

Visit Purgatory Resort for world-class skiing and snowboarding, as well as snow tubing and cross-country skiing. This family-friendly resort features 10 lifts serving 91 runs, has a summit elevation of 10,822, and has five terrain parks for even more fun. It's the perfect place for a ski getaway in beautiful Southwest Colorado!

Explore the Wilderness in a New Way

Snowmobile, snowshoe or dogsled among snowcapped peaks in the Colorado wilderness. Glide over fresh snow surrounded by the beautiful San Juan Mountains, or take a magical sleigh ride through a winter forest.

Take a Winter Train Excursion

​Ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to beautiful Cascade Canyon for a breathtaking winter trip. This 5-hour round trip train ride takes you along the Animas River, through the beautiful San Juan National Forest in the comfortable, heated coaches of a historic steam train. Plus, special holiday-themed trains such as The Polar Express™, the Christmas Tree Train, and the New Year's Day Brunch Train help bring the holiday season to life. 

Relax in Style, with the Best Colorado has to Offer

After a day in the snow, relax and rejuvenate by soaking in our natural hot springs, visiting our historic downtown for shoppinggalleries, and entertainment, and enjoying a delicious meal at any of our superb restaurants. No matter how you spend winter, Durango has an activity for you! 

See How Others Are Spending Winter in Durango!