Your winter adventure starts in Durango! With over 260" of fresh powder a year, you can expect a ski or snowboard trip like no other. Within a 30 minute drive of downtown Durango, you'll find three ski resorts and ski areas: Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, and Chapman Hill.
For those looking to carve fresh powder in mountains and crank up the adventure, the San Juan Mountains, San Juan National Forest, and La Plata Mountains house some of the best backcountry ski and snowboard runs in Southwest Colorado.
Whether you're wanting a laid-back, family ski trip in Colorado or runs that are shreddy, sendy, and sunny, Durango is the place to be this Winter.
Purgatory Resort, equipped with more than 1,500 acres of skiable area and a summit elevation of 10,822’, is one of America’s best resorts for family-filled fun. Combine Durango’s 300 annual days of sunshine with Purgatory’s 260” of average snowfall and you have a recipe for unbeatable ski and snowboarding conditions.